YE martial pow'rs, and all ye tuneful nine, Goliath of Gath by Phillis Wheatley

A quality of epic poems: beginning by invoking the greek mythological muses, of which there are nine. Wikipedia

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Oppan gang-namseutayil Gangnam Style by PSY

Oppan Gangnam Style

“Oppa” is the term for older brother used by females only. Males would call older brothers (or older brother-like figures) “hyung.” “Oppa” is also what a girlfriend will call her boyfriend when they become close—it has a connotation of being able to provide. It is typically used by younger Koreans, and sometimes said by women to men as a means to flirt, similar to women in America calling men they are flirting with “Daddy” or “Papi”. Therefore, Psy is saying in third person he is boyfriend material, or an attractive guy. Gangnam is a wealthy district in Seoul, where the young people are known to be very prim, proper, and professional during the day, but get crazy at night. “Gangnam Style” connotes not just wealth, but the aforementioned lifestyle.
“Oppa” means big brother, or a brother-like endearment, in Korean. Gangnam is a wealthy district of Seoul where people come out at night. Basically, Psy says he wants to get a girl who is like Gangnam style, and he is explaining what type of guy he is.

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Nor are mine ears with thy tongue's tune delighted; Sonnet 141 by William Shakespeare

Also, the sound of your voice hurts my ears

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Only my plague thus far I count my gain
That she that makes me sin awards me pain
Sonnet 141 by William Shakespeare

The only positive thing I have gained from my love-sickness is
The woman who makes me sin is the one who punishes me, causing me to suffer punitive penance and therefore face less suffering in the afterlife.

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Thy proud heart's slave and vassal wretch to be: Sonnet 141 by William Shakespeare

While my heart remains your slave and property.

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That thereby beauty's rose might never die Sonnet 1 by William Shakespeare

The rose was symbolic of all things beautiful. By reproducing itself it could, in a sense, become immortal.

In Chaucer’s ‘The Wife of Bath’s Prologue’, the rose is associated with female genitalia;

For if I wolde selle my bele chose,
I koude walke as fressh as is a rose…"

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From fairest creatures we desire increase Sonnet 1 by William Shakespeare

Fairest creatures refers to all living things that are beautiful.

The best stock must always be used in breeding, otherwise there is an overall decline and failure in productivity.

‘Increase’, meaning reproduce, is also used when Lear curses Goneril.

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But my five wits nor my five senses can
Dissuade one foolish heart from serving thee
Sonnet 141 by William Shakespeare

But 5 senses (taste, touch, smell, sight and sound) and 5 wits (common sense, imagination, fancy, judgment, memory) can’t tell my heart what to do!

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Nor tender feeling, to base touches prone
Nor taste, nor smell, desire to be invited
To any sensual feast with thee alone:
Sonnet 141 by William Shakespeare

No thoughts regarding touching, tasting, or smelling you make me want to get in your pants

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But 'tis my heart that loves what they despise
Who, in despite of view, is pleased to dote
Sonnet 141 by William Shakespeare

But my heart still loves you despite your unfortunate appearance.

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