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    This posting discusses one of Shakespeare's sonnets and its link between romance and poetry. It also examines Christopher Smart's poem, "Jubilate Agno," and compares it to song lyrics.

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    1. Shakespeare's "SONNET 145" is a great piece to study for the link between poetry and romance. Here is the poem:

    Those lips that Love's own hand did make
    Breathed forth the sound that said 'I hate'
    To me that languish'd for her sake;
    But when she saw my woeful state,
    Straight in her heart did mercy come,
    Chiding that tongue that ever sweet
    Was used in giving gentle doom,
    And taught it thus anew to greet:
    'I hate' she alter'd with an end,
    That follow'd it as gentle day
    Doth follow night, ...

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    This posting offers ideas about how poetry expresses romantic notions.