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Critical Analysis of “Blow, Blow, thou Winter Wind” by William Shakespeare

“Blow, Blow, thou Winter Wind” by William Shakespeare
Blow, blow, thou winter wind,
Thou art not so unkind
As a man’s ingratitude; (ungrateful)
Thy tooth is not so keen, (dedicated)
Because thou art not seen,
Although thy breath be rude.
Heigh-ho, sing heigh-ho, unto the green holly;
Most friendship is feigning (inventing), most loving mere folly.
Then heigh-ho, the holly,
This life is most jolly!
Freeze, freeze, thou bitter sky,
That dost not bite so nigh (near in place, time, or relationship)
As benefits forgot:
Though thou the waters warp, (misguide)
Thy sting (smart) is not so sharp
As friend remembered not.
Heigh-ho, sing heigh-ho, unto (towords) the green holly;
Most friendship is feigning, most loving mere folly (stupidity, foolishness)
Then heigh-ho, the holly,
This life is most jolly!