Shakespears Intentions

By in Communication on October 10, 2012

  Shakespears Intentios

 I fear, too early: for my mind misgives

 My mind has warned me that If I go to early….

Some consequence yet hanging in the stars

There will be an unchangeable consequence…

Shall bitterly begin his fearful date

That will  mercilessly begin today…

With this night’s revels and expire the term

With tonight’s enjoyment it will bring the end to…  

 Of a despised life closed in my breast

A life that I’ve always hated…

By some vile forfeit of untimely death.

By a unfair death before my time…

But He, that hath the steerage of my course,

But God that chooses the paths I take in life…

Direct my sail! On, lusty gentlemen.

So I shall let him! Lets go my friends.

I think this verse is very affective because Shakespeare hints at the outcome of the once again. He also spectacularly uses the idea of fate and an uncontrollable future.

6 thoughts on “Shakespears Intentions

  1. 1

    The two things I like about this are:

    1) The layout and colour makes it very easy to access the work you’ve done as opposed to the original text.

    2) You have answered succinctly – taking an appropriate amount of time for the task set. This is an example of having to rationalise your time-use when you’re under pressure.

    I noticed a typing error in the title.

    I particularly like how you replaced Shakespeare’s nautical metaphor of the ship’s course with a land-based metaphor of a ‘path’. This is clever as you’re both translating the meaning and also the depth of the original text.

    Had you considered trying iambic pentameter (not tonight, of course)?

    Mr Waugh

  2. 2

    By the way, Hal acknowledged you in his blog entry on this:


  3. 3

    Hi Peter! WOW the layout of your work is incredible and the work it self is very good, I can see that you have worked hard and thought about this thoroughly! You have to so me how to change the colour!

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  5. 4

    To Mr Waugh
    I was about to work on my timeline when I found that all my work was gone, as a result I have to do the whole timeline today. I would very much appreciate it if I could have an extension.
    Thank you for your help

    • 5

      If you can’t find that work – you can have an extension – I back up the system on a regular basis, so I can have a look at the last backup and see if it’s there.

      The only explanation for its disappearance is that you might have deleted it – is this possible?

      Mr Waugh



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