Sonnet 147 Symbolism, Imagery, & Allegory
There’s more to a poem than meets the eye.
Love as a Disease
If you just sort of scan through Sonnet 147, you'll notice a lot of words and phrases related to illness and disease: "fever," "disease," "ill," "death," past cure," frantic mad," and so on. What's...
Feeding and Appetite
So Shakespeare's probably not going to get his own cooking show, despite this poem's references to food and eating. In Sonnet 147, lust is associated with a sick patient's desire for the food that...
Longing and Longer, Still and Ill
In the opening lines of the sonnet, Shakespeare beats us over the head with the idea that the speaker is so messed up that he actually wants to make his illness last longer. (Translation: since ill...
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