JENKINS:
In short...the situation is abominable.

HERB:
Like the snowman?
No One Gives A Clap by Jake Rosenberg 5

The Abominable Snowman, or Yeti, is a legendary monster who dwells in snowy climates and was famously portrayed in the stop-motion animated film Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

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For women are as roses, whose fair flower
Being once display'd, doth fall that very hour.
Twelfth Night Act 2 Scene 4 by William Shakespeare

Pretty much your standard old-fashioned cult-of-virginity vaginal imagery: a girl sacrifices her innocent perfection as soon as she gives up her chastity, breaking the hymen devalues the delicate flower of the vagina, blah blah.

The Duke is clearly kind of a twit, so so we can take this as more of his posturing. Viola takes it in earnest, though. Metaphors like these were part of the ingrained cultural (and poetic) imagery of the time.

“Ah, come on man, I’m just trying to get pollinated here, don’t lay your goddamn sexual baggage on me.”

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Nay, if you read this line, remember not
The hand that writ it, for I love you so,
That I in your sweet thoughts would be forgot,
If thinking on me then should make you woe.
Sonnet 71 by William Shakespeare

Pretty straightforward: If you read this line, try not to remember the hand that wrote it, since I love you so much that I would rather you forget me than remember me with grief.

In other words, I can’t stand the thought of you suffering over my loss.

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Which from Love's fire took heat perpetual, Sonnet 154 by William Shakespeare

Love’s fire: the heat from Cupid’s arrow, and metaphorically the passionate heat of love itself. The nymph dips Cupid’s arrow in a well (PAGING DR. FREUD), warming its waters forever.

If the universe is a completely thermodynamic system, “heat perpetual” would be a physical impossibility; however, physicists are still debating whether the heat death of the universe will ever actually happen.

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Worthy Macbeth, we stay upon your leisure. Macbeth Act 1 Scene 3 by William Shakespeare 5

Stay: wait.

Everyone’s ready to leave, so Banquo deferentially (Macbeth is more powerful now!) snaps Macbeth out of his daydreaming by saying, in effect, “We’re waiting for you.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFeQaKpdigk

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Why, then, O brawling love! O loving hate! Romeo and Juliet Act 1 Scene 1 by William Shakespeare

One of those lines that functions as a microcosm of the themes of the play as a whole. Throughout Romeo and Juliet love and hate are intimately bound up in one another, as when the family love and pride of the Montagues and Capulets is directed externally as hatred for the rival family—or as when romantic love prompts acts of violence in defense of the relationship, as we will see later in the play.

The very existence of the cliché “love/hate relationship” testifies to the truth that these emotions are often opposite sides of a single coin.

Shakespeare often employed paradoxes and interrelated opposites as themes in his plays. Compare one of the most famous and resonant lines in Macbeth:

Fair is foul, and foul is fair.

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Think true love acted simple modesty. Romeo and Juliet Act 3 Scene 2 by William Shakespeare

“…till strange love, grown bold, / Think true love acted simple modesty” roughly means “until my submission seems like an act of total innocence to the lover who seduces me.” Night, by covering her flush of excitement, will aid in this illusion.

“Strange” suggests the unfamiliarity or newness of her first lover as well as his own inexperience. “Simple” conveys innocence.

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So on that starry night Starry Night (Dedicated in Memory of Vincent van Gogh) by 2Pac

Pac isn’t the only recording artist to have been inspired by Van Gogh. Don McLean’s “Vincent (Starry Starry Night)” is a rock classic.

Starry, starry night
Paint your palette blue and grey,
Look out on a summer’s day
With eyes that know the darkness in my soul

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And u have given them Bountiful Bouquets of Sunflowers Starry Night (Dedicated in Memory of Vincent van Gogh) by 2Pac

Van Gogh painted two series of still lifes centered on sunflowers. One series depicts the flowers on the ground, the other (more famous) depicts them in vases.

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U have given them the stars at night Starry Night (Dedicated in Memory of Vincent van Gogh) by 2Pac

Reference to one of Van Gogh’s most famous masterpieces, Starry Night (1889), painted when the artist was in a mental asylum.

Read the full ART GENIUS breakdown of the painting here.

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