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Latest victim of woke culture: University cancels SONNETS!


University chiefs have sidelined sonnets from a creative writing course over concerns they are ‘products of white Western culture’.

The poetic form, notably used by Shakespeare, has fallen foul of efforts to ‘decolonise the curriculum’ at the University of Salford.

Following a drive to make the course more diverse, second-year students at the university will no longer have to write sonnets for their assessment. 

Acclaimed examples of sonnets include Percy Bysshe Shelley’s Ozymandias, which includes the line: ‘Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!’

Despair indeed!