"Torture" (30). "Torment" (8). "Wound" (2). "Slavery" (4). "Prison" (9). "Steel" (9). "Jail" (12). Those are just some of the words our speaker uses to describe how it feels to be caught up in a love triangle between his BFF and his "cruel" mistress. In Sonnet 133, he accuses his mistress of torturing him, and compares his suffering to being physically wounded in the heart, being enslaved, and being imprisoned. At one point, he even makes an allusion to crucifixion and suggests that his own "torment" is worse than Christ's. Over the top? Yep. Grotesque? Absolutely. But, all in all, it's pretty effective. All of the references to physical suffering give us a vivid sense of the speaker's emotional pain. It also gives us a clear sense of just how sick and twisted the love triangle has become.
Reading Sonnet 133 is like watching the speaker suffer in some kind of freaky torture chamber where the pain and suffering keep getting worse and worse until, finally, the guy just gives up and accepts the idea that his mistress is never going to stop hurting him.
Dramatize much? When the speaker suggests that his suffering is worse than Christ's crucifixion, we wonder if the guy isn't being just a tad bit overdramatic about the supposed cruelty of his mistress.