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Hovering with New Critic Response to Commentary

October 19th, 2011

Whose action is no stronger than a flower ?

A New Critic would be pleased with some parts of the interpretation of Sonnet 65 by Shakespeare. The New Critic would certainly agree with the commentary because the words in the sonnet are all defined and are related to the analysis of the poem. The New Critic would also agree with the commentary because after breaking down the words and re-reading the sonnet the reader discovers that the sonnet gives all of the information needed to discover its meaning. The New Critic would also agree with the commentary because all of the words in the commentary awakens the reader with an emotional response. Words such as brass, stone, earth, sea, sadness, mortality, steel, etc. are all powerful and emotional words. A New Critic, would however, disagree with the part of the commentary that shows how certain phrases and words were used during different time periods in history. He or she would also disagree with the commentary’s interpretation of certain phrases because the New Critic believes that with the help of only a dictionary the poem itself contains all the necessary information to understand its meaning.

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  1. October 20th, 2011 at 00:05 | #1

    oops– of course the HTML I typed above got changed to hover text! The change you want to make is where you have “”the” — get rid of one of the double quotation marks and type whatever you want where the “the” is.

  2. October 20th, 2011 at 00:03 | #2

    Looks like you got it.
    This is what you pasted into HTML?
    Whose action is no stronger than a flower ?
    what comes after the title tag will be the thing that hovers:
    Whose action is no stronger than a flower ?

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