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Pop Sonnets: Shakespeare and Contemporary Music

Have you seen the Pop Sonnets tumblr? It’s a simple yet ingenious formula: taking lyrics from popular songs¬†and rewriting them in the form of a Shakespearean sonnet. The creativity on display here is delightful. Beyonce’s “Single Ladies”¬†receives this final couplet: “If truly you did wish to win my hand, you should have graced it with… Continue Reading »