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Sonnet 137 Symbolism, Imagery & Wordplay
There’s more to a poem than meets the eye.
Deception is the most prominent idea in Sonnet 137. The speaker in the poem thinks everybody has deceived him. First, he complains that Love has deceived him, then he moves on to his own heart and...
Closely connected to the idea of deception in the poem is the idea of jealousy. Why? Well, think about it: the speaker isn’t just mad that he was wrong about the lady he’s madly in love with, h...
So, we’ve just seen that deception is the most important idea in Shakespeare’s sonnet. But if that were the only idea, would that really be enough to hold the poem together? We don’t know abo...
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