Venus and Adonis Book Summary

James Scott on 2/24/2011 9:52:57 PM

Venus and Adonis, the first published work of Shakespeare, is a narrative poem about Venus - the love goddess and her passionate love for a young mortal - Adonis. Though Venus relentlessly seduces Adonis but he rejects her love for he is “frosty in desire” and would rather go hunting. He is killed by a boar in the hunting expedition. Venus discovers his body and is left devastated. This poem of 1,194 lines is written in sesta rima with an ababcc rhyme scheme. The beauty of this poem lies in its eloquent speeches, vivid depiction of landscape and a graphic description of sexual excitement.
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