William Shakespeare

(26 April 1564 - 23 April 1616 / Warwickshire)

Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind - Poem by William Shakespeare

Blow, blow, thou winter wind
Thou art not so unkind
As man's ingratitude;
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Comments about Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind by William Shakespeare

  • (1/9/2018 8:18:00 PM)

    It is very awesome👍👍 (Report) Reply

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  • (1/7/2018 4:25:00 AM)

    I Like this poem very much (Report) Reply

  • (12/24/2017 8:29:00 AM)

    nice, I like This poem
    I like to read william shakespeare poem and story
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  • (12/24/2017 8:26:00 AM)

    nice, I like This poem (Report) Reply

  • Ruta Mohapatra (12/14/2017 2:48:00 AM)

    'Most friendship is feigning, most loving mere folly:
    Then heigh-ho, the holly!
    This life is most jolly'- Liked the lines.
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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (10/23/2017 8:34:00 PM)

    Great write. The beginning is most interesting...
    Blow, blow, thou winter wind
    Thou art not so unkind.... the concluding lines are interesting too....Heigh-ho! sing, heigh-ho! unto the green holly:
    Most friendship is feigning, most loving mere folly:
    Then heigh-ho, the holly!
    This life is most jolly.
    As a whole the poem is interesting.
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  • Madhabi Banerjee (5/27/2017 1:27:00 PM)

    excellent, it proves he is great (Report) Reply

  • Indira Renganathan (11/14/2016 7:59:00 AM)

    Blow, blow, thou winter wind
    Thou art not so unkind
    As man's ingratitude; These lines vividly reveal in the beginning itself the feel of the poem....the rest of the words support beautifully the whole structure of the poem...especially the refrain....no doubt, Shakespeare is great - 10
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  • Muzahidul Reza (10/30/2016 12:06:00 PM)

    Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind
    Blow, blow, thou winter wind
    Thou art not so unkind

    The two starting lines
    Keep the whole poem
    Obviously great
    W. Shakespeare as poet
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  • (10/21/2016 2:34:00 AM)

    J.T. Sanders
    Yes, the jolly sounding song is conveying a pessimistic message about mankind. I'm not so sure it is totally dark though. Shakespeare was subtle and for me he is conveying some home truths about the nature of the fallen race of humans while at the same time there is this sense that it doesn't have to be like this; there is a higher standard. Ultimately the human spirit can overcome disloyalty and self centredness. One way of doing this is through forgiveness and behaving otherwise to the general behaviour around you. There is a hint of this here, I feel, in the poems tone of light hearted resignation and humour. (Report) Reply

  • Pratik Rajani (10/12/2016 7:07:00 AM)

    one of my favourite poem reason behind this is that shakespeare wrote this in rhythmic way which touches our feeling. (Report) Reply

  • Fabrizio Frosini (11/29/2015 5:18:00 AM)

    '' As You Like It '' (1623) - Act II, Scene vii

    This song is sung by Lord Amiens just after Jaques has made his famous speech which begins 'all the world's a stage' and goes on to detail the seven ages of man. The whole scene treats of the hypocrisy and ingratitude of man. In fact, hypocrisy and ingratitude are two of the central themes of the play as a whole, with the character Jaques brilliantly embodying the vituperative bitterness of one who has played the courtly game and lost. He rails against everybody and everything, but, in so doing, demonstrates that he is no better than the people against whom he rails. The trick is, of course, not to become embittered, as detailed very elegantly in this little song.
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  • Fabrizio Frosini (11/29/2015 4:43:00 AM)

    There are six syllables per line here, except the 'Heigh ho! ' line which has five, and gives us time to pause there, and look around to see if the audience has gone to sleep, and prepare ourselves to sing the final refrain with its terrible conclusions. And the conclusions really are terrible: 'most friendship is feigning, most loving mere folly'. If there is anything that the poet was put on earth to celebrate, it was those two things, love and friendship. And yet the poetry goes on.

    The use of the form of a ditty to convey these solemn and disconcerting thoughts is very effective. The strong contrast between the nature of the thoughts expressed and the form of the poem points up the horror, and also shows the way in which the faithless individuals, the hypocrites and the ungrateful, may be overcome, not in railing against them, as does Jaques, but in accepting that things are so, and seeking solace where it is to be found. 'And this our life, exempt from public haunt, / Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, / Sermons in stones, and good in everything.' (The Duke, As You Like It, Act II, Scene vii)
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    Dimitrios Galanis (3/10/2017 4:01:00 PM)

    I admire hear, dear doctor, your aquaintance with the classic literature.Pleased to notice it.Chiao!

  • Prince Adufah (10/30/2015 1:18:00 PM)

    Shakespeare uses sound (onomatopoeia) to draw our instincts to the non-escaping memories of the winter wind and makes an inductive comparison of man's nature to that of the wind. Indeed a critical observer would be gay by the smell and feel of the smoothing wind. (Report) Reply

  • Dr. Lakshmi S Bose (2/23/2015 7:25:00 AM)

    Nice poem which gives an inspiration to write (Report) Reply

  • (1/2/2015 8:44:00 AM)

    Another time the poem reads still it seems to be very great. (Report) Reply

  • (9/28/2014 11:41:00 AM)

    This poem has been made into a very beautiful song... :) (Report) Reply

  • Brian Jani (4/26/2014 4:40:00 AM)

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

  • (4/23/2014 7:05:00 AM)

    The greatest poet proclaims the need of love and nature's wonderful helps gets to the world. Nice poem. (Report) Reply

  • (2/16/2014 7:06:00 AM)

    plzzz i want the figures of speech, , if anyone know plzzzz inbox me mino1sweety@yahoo.com (Report) Reply

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