William Shakespeare

(26 April 1564 - 23 April 1616 / Warwickshire)

A Lover's Complaint - Poem by William Shakespeare

FROM off a hill whose concave womb reworded
A plaintful story from a sistering vale,
My spirits to attend this double voice accorded,
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Comments about A Lover's Complaint by William Shakespeare

  • Brian Goddard Brian Goddard (1/30/2016 3:33:00 PM)

    Classic Shakespeare. Love that poem. If I'm honest It's my favourite (Report) Reply

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  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (12/13/2015 10:05:00 AM)

    After a scene-setting introduction, the poem takes the form of a lengthy speech by an abandoned young woman, including a speech within her speech, as she recounts the words by which she was seduced.

    The poem begans with the speaker describing seeing a young woman weeping at the edge of a river, into which she throws torn-up letters, rings, and other tokens of love. An old man nearby approaches the woman and asks the reason for her sorrow. She responds by telling him of a former lover who pursued, seduced, and finally abandoned her. She recounts in detail the speech her lover gave to her which seduced her. She concludes her story by conceding that she would fall for the young man's false charms again. (Report) Reply

  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (12/13/2015 10:00:00 AM)

    ''A Lover's Complaint'' is a narrative poem published as an appendix to the original edition of Shakespeare's Sonnets. It is given the title 'A Lover's Complaint' in the book, which was published by Thomas Thorpe in 1609.

    Although published as Shakespeare's work, the poem's authorship has become a matter of critical debate. The majority opinion is that it is by Shakespeare, though of inferior quality to his other works.
    (Wikipedia) (Report) Reply

  • Phanice Wamukota Phanice Wamukota (6/13/2015 7:57:00 AM)

    My opinion, Shakespeare was the best poet a woman ever gave birth to. Too long though, I must have skipped some lines. (Report) Reply

  • Eka Frima Ulia (5/30/2014 12:33:00 AM)

    wooooaw.. great one.... like it so much (Report) Reply

  • Primrose Tee Primrose Tee (5/2/2014 5:20:00 PM)

    beautifully written...nice (Report) Reply

  • Brian Jani Brian Jani (4/26/2014 4:36:00 AM)

    Awesome I like this poem, check mine out (Report) Reply

  • Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (4/17/2014 3:44:00 AM)

    Mutual interest and love is an interesting subject to the great poets like shakespeare and Kalidasa and other great poets. This poem is very interested to read, recite and understand the meanings in depth. (Report) Reply

  • * Sunprincess * (1/6/2014 10:13:00 PM)

    ...........my second reading of this poem and I must read again soon...
    this poem astonishes me, love his rhyming scheme and theme...
    after reading this one I don't feel so bad with my long write...nice.. (Report) Reply

  • Mark Kevin Piañar (12/10/2013 7:29:00 AM)

    wooaahh, I feel his poem, beautiful (Report) Reply

  • Adebayo Matthias Adebayo Matthias (10/17/2013 7:28:00 AM)

    No matter how much i try to resist the wide atmosphere of William Shakespeare literary works. i discover i cant just resist the touching nature in his works. it prompts me to actually discover my own way. Adebayo Mathias. (Report) Reply

  • Govind Gautam (10/4/2013 12:16:00 PM)

    i read it again, so good, love it again and again (Report) Reply

  • Govind Gautam (10/4/2013 12:05:00 PM)

    wow its so good.. william is best poet in english poetry (Report) Reply

  • Awinash Pant Awinash Pant (9/6/2013 4:25:00 AM)

    Great one................ loved it too much (Report) Reply

  • Michael Morgan (5/3/2013 7:33:00 AM)

    Clarity marks the great poem (Report) Reply

  • Monica Torres (3/20/2013 12:30:00 AM)

    Such a well written and beautiful poem, it made me emotional to read about such a rude and horrid man. (Report) Reply

  • Joan Thaundi (12/30/2012 10:11:00 AM)

    I like your poems sir but as an African whose mother toungue is not English i have difficulties to understand but still its cool (Report) Reply

  • Erica Hammett (11/15/2012 11:20:00 AM)

    william shakespear read all his poems wish he was still alive (Report) Reply

  • * Sunprincess * (10/6/2012 4:10:00 AM)

    The guy took advantage of the poor maid and left her in tears..he was definitely not a gentleman after all excellent write William Shakespeare.. :) (Report) Reply

  • Jahan Zeb Jahan Zeb (8/10/2012 8:33:00 AM)

    You are a Universal Poet Sir. (Report) Reply










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