Love Sonnet 17
Love Sonnet 17 Symbolism, Imagery, & Allegory
There’s more to a poem than meets the eye.
Flowers and Plants
People always like to mention flowers when they talk about love ("my love is like a red, red rose," anyone?), and this poem is no exception. Here, the speaker says he doesn’t love his paramour th...
For a poem about love, there is plenty of darkness floating around. The speaker says that he loves his paramour the way "certain dark things" are loved. He also describes how a "quickening aroma" l...
Closeness and Intimacy
"Love Sonnet 17" is a poem about love, so it's not surprising that it talks a lot about closeness, intimacy, and that sort of mushy stuff. In the last stanza of the poem, the speaker even imagines...
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