Modern interpretations of Renaissance poetry

I know *I* need the modern interpretations. What were they writing about?

Valeri's poems & random thoughts

this was VERY interesting, I know *I* have read Renaissance poetry and gone away scratching my head, asking myself, what did that poet mean?  

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You remember how, in English class, you were told to dissect Renaissance poems (e.g. Shakespeare’s sonnets, Donne’s poems, etc.) word by word, letter by letter, and then close-analyze them and turn them inside out, in order to figure out their meaning(s)?

Yeah, well, that was then and this is now. It’s time for some real-life, relevant interpretations:

1. “Sonnet XVIII” by Willy Shakespeare

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer’s lease hath all too short a date:
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimm’d;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance or nature’s changing course…

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