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In praise of metaphor

“One thing that literature would be greatly the better for
Would be a more restricted employment by the authors of simile and metaphor,” wrote Ogden Nash in his poem “Very Like a Whale”. 436 more words

Writing & Writers

Shakespeare Piece of the Day: As You Like It (03/27/15)

Taken from the Complete Works of William Shakespeare

As You Like It


ACT V, SCENE I. The forest of Arden

Aut. Ay, I know who ’tis; he hath no in- 438 more words


Shakespearean Spinach - Auckland Writers Festival and beyond

It’s tricky to write anything new about a man born 450 years ago, tricky to sum up what an impact he’s had on the world with words, just words.  360 more words

WORD Christchurch

Sonnet 54 - William Shakespeare

O how much more doth beauty beauteous seem,
By that sweet ornament which truth doth give!
The rose looks fair, but fairer we it deem… 88 more words


Much Ado About Nothing to snack on- inescapableabby

I am back, late as usual, and returning with (gasp!) a Shakespeare play!…that I actually enjoyed.

Fortunately for you, Shakespeare is well within the chronological confines of the public domain, and therefore you should be able to find his stuff within a few well-chosen clicks while sparing yourself the misery of having to buy a $60 Shakespeare anthology textbook (oh, the life of an undergrad). 587 more words

The Books

Whose Romeo + Juliet is it anyway?

Baz Luhrman has definitely gone off the boil recently. His most recent feature film, The Great Gatsby (2013) was to my mind all style and no substance. 1,445 more words

William Shakespeare

Grant me the carving of my name.

You might expect me to have written something about the re-interment of Richard III which has taken place today (all this week, really). After all, Richard III is one of Shakespeare’s most famous and most quotable characters – as well as being a favourite of mine. 357 more words