TITLE

"Ariel's Song (Full Fathom Five)" by William Shakespeare

AUTHOR(S)
Fleischmann, T
PUB. DATE
June 2011
SOURCE
Ariel's Song ('Full Fathom Five');6/ 1/2011, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Poem Analysis
DOC. TYPE
Essay
ABSTRACT
This essay provides an explication of the poem "Ariel's Song (Full Fathom Five)" by William Shakespeare. An excerpt from the play _I_The Tempest,_i_ this dramatic monologue is sung by the character Ariel, a sprite that lures a shipwrecked traveler with his song. He describes the traveler's father (also a part of the shipwreck) buried at the bottom of the sea. However, through lyric language and symbolism, Ariel suggests a second interpretation, that the father will "die" spiritually only to be reborn at the play's conclusion.
ACCESSION #
65439431

Tags: ARIEL'S Song (Full Fathom Five) (Poem);  SHAKESPEARE, William, 1564-1616;  POETRY (Literary form) -- History & criticism;  CRITICISM;  POETRY (Literary form) -- Themes, motives;  POETRY (Literary form) -- Explication

 

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