On Shakespeare Summary
John Milton

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On Shakespeare Overview

"On Shakespeare" is a sixteen-line poem by English poet John Milton. It was originally published anonymously in 1632 as part of a preface to Shakespeare's second folio of collected plays. Milton later republished the poem in his 1645 collection of his own lyric poetry. "On Shakespeare" celebrates Shakespeare as an exceptional artist and meditates on the nature of fame as a professional poet.

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