Hoarding the treasure and squandering the truth

giving and possessing in Shakespeare's sonnets to the young man

Alison V. Scott

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Abstract

Focuses on "The Sonnets," by William Shakespeare to examine the nature of the poet-speaker's struggle to confer his gift upon a man of superior social status, from whom he desires reciprocation of some kind. Discussion of the problematic notions of valuation, ownership and obligation in the poem; Information on the application of gift theory to the poetry of Shakespeare; Problems raised by "The Sonnets" about giving praise in the hope of a reward.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)315-331
Number of pages17
JournalStudies in Philology
Volume101
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2004

Keywords

  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. -- Sonnets
  • gifts in literature

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