1. Shakespeare sonnets article (Squills column)
Although a complicated term when applied to literature, irony in poetry has been found in Shakespeare's popular and resonant sonnets. The article explores some analyses of irony in sonnets from a collection published after William Shakespeare's death. A few different types of irony are made clear, which give result in some surprising interpretations of Shakespeare's verse.2. Themes and Reviews (possible KB)
In this tutorial, it is explained how to talk about recurring themes and ideas in a literary work, whether it be poetry or prose. The tutorial gives examples of language that can be used to discuss themes. It also gives tips on how to avoid thematic discussion spiralling into Review Spam territory and how to keep it on-track and helpful. Notes
>> 1. needs to be narrowed in scope a bit more -- I did want to discuss with regards to say, Sonnet 18 (and another one I forgot) -- is it 'true love' or meant to be interpreted as 'flattery for social status' (Marrotti 1982) -- the dramatic irony is the one that most obviously yields conflicting interpretations: if there is dramatic irony, that supports one interpretation -- if argued there isn't, another interpretation is supported -- cosmic and rhetorical irony can be mentioned in passing. Should also look for a link to the specific form of the Shakespearan sonnet, else cut that out
into a different article about how Shakespeare adapted the Italian sonnet to fit English's comparative lack of rhymes.
>> 2. In writing the elevator pitch, added an extra part, which is the part on how to avoid Review Spam when discussing themes. That makes the article more useful, hopefully.