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  1. Apr 2016
    1. even so as foes commend.

      In my opinion this person must be pretty cool if even their roachy foes are commending them.

    2. Those parts of thee that the world's eye doth view

      "parts...thee...world's...view" are all stressed for emphasis on the importance of the words.

    3. To thy fair flower add the rank smell of weeds:

      Flower and weeds are stressed here for the effect of comparison

    4. And that, in guess, they measure by thy deeds

      The iambic pentameter is easily identified here stressing on the words "that, guess, measure, and deeds"

    5. In other accents do this praise confound

      Confound means to surprise or confuse.

    6. Then, churls, their thoughts, although their eyes were kind,

      Churls is the plural form of the word "Churl" which means an impolite or mean person.

    7.  But why thy odour matcheth not thy show,     The solve is this, that thou dost common grow.

      The rhyme scheme follows A,B,A,B,-C,C. The ending words all rhyme in this sequence: view,mend, due, commend, crown'd, own, confound, shown, mind, deeds, kind, weeds. Then followed by the C,C: show and grow.

    1. In a moment of tragic irony, Shakespeare also played a bizarre part in Lincoln’s assassination. John Wilkes Booth was the brother of Edwin Booth, a popular and celebrated actor. The assassin identified Brutus in Julius Caesar as a role model in his struggle against tyranny. A letter written before the shooting in Ford’s Theatre appealed to the play’s authority. “But alas!” wrote Booth, “Caesar must bleed for it.