The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.090 Tuesday, 6 March 2012
Date: March 5, 2012 8:16:26 PM EST
Subject: Re: Shall I Die Again?
It’s been a while since I read “Shall I Die” or the arguments about it, but I remember that it always struck me as seeming more like a song lyric than a ‘poem’ proper—something along the lines of ‘On a day, alack the day’ from Love’s Labour’s Lost. Is Gerald Downs making this implicit suggestion by larding his post with popular music snatches?