Sorry to disappoint. This blog is literally about birds and more importantly their symbolism in texts. Like most teachers, I like to pull a thread and see where it leads me to. Recently, I have been teaching ‘Romeo and Juliet’ again and I got to the following section:
1 Wilt thou be gone? it is not yet near day:
2 It was the nightingale, and not the lark,
3 That pierced the fearful hollow of thine ear;
4 Nightly she sings on yon pomegranate-tree:
5 Believe me, love, it was the nightingale.
6 It was the lark, the herald of the morn,…
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