Shakespeare’s sonnets and the complexities of being in love

Originating in 13th century Italy, the sonnet is a 14-line poem typically consisting of 10 beats per line – known as being written in Iambic pentameter. The rhythm of iambic pentameter resembles the sound of a heartbeat, one soft beat followed by one strong beat, that is then repeated five times to create the 10 […]

‘Otherwise, you live’: what Louise Glück tells us about death

In light of the great poet’s passing, Audrey Wong examines how Glück’s own words provide consolation about mortality.

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