Sonnet 130
Sonnet 130
by William Shakespeare
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Her Voice

Symbol Analysis

Just a couple more things to round out the list. She should of course have a beautiful voice to go with all the rest of it. Or maybe not…

  • Lines 9-10: As always, the speaker rejects the obvious simile ("her voice is like music"), but this time he's being a little nicer. He doesn't say, "She sounds like a frog with laryngitis." In fact, he goes out of his way to say that he loves the sound of her voice. He just thinks that comparing her voice to music is going too far.