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Quotation by Shakespeare
Full fathom five thy father lies, Of his bones are coral made; Those are pearls that were his eyes; Nothing of him that doth fade, But doth suffer a sea-change Into something rich and strange. Sea-nymphs hourly ring his knell: Ding-dong. Hark! Now I hear them—ding-dong bell.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Ariel, in The Tempest, act 1, sc. 2, l. 397-405.
Ariel's best-known song, for Ferdinand's benefit, misleading him about his father, who is not dead. The idea of change or transformation is important in the play.
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