I am going to discuss the poems 'Strong Man' and 'Grandmother's Cactus' both which were written by Tony Curtis.
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Cousin Kate - review
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"The comedies of William Shakespeare are frivolous and have little literary value." Do you agree? Refer to "Twelfth Night" and one other Shakespearean comedy to support your stand. The comedies of William Shakespeare, although written centuries ago, are not at all frivolous and have great literary value as they serve not as not only effective but also realistic straightforward portrayals of the universals themes of romantic love and lust, as seen in the realistic comedy "The Taming of the Shrew" and the romantic comedy "Twelfth Night", which still apply in today's society. "Frivolous" is defined as "Of little value, trivial", "comedy" as "The genre of dramatic literature dealing with the comic or with the serious light or satirical manner" and "Literary Value" as "The relative worth or importance for (a piece of) Literature." (Agnes, 373) This is proven in the "Taming of the Shrew", in an approach to get Shakespeare's message across that how true love, "the deep, tender, unchanging feeling of affection and solicitude toward a person" (Lothian, 130) is often misunderstood when compared to courtly love, "an idealised and often illicit form of love", which is often mistaken for the former. He achieves this by comparing it with how true love grows through understanding between two people and how people change once the "courting" is over. Shakespeare uses the examples of how
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