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Sonnet 29

Sonnet 29


by William Shakespeare

Sonnet 29: Are You There God? It's Me, the Speaker of Sonnet 29 True or False

1. Why's the speaker so mad at God at the beginning of the sonnet? -> his wife left him and he blames God
2. To what does the phrase "deaf heav'n" (3) refer? -> the speaker's best friend
3. The speaker talks about his love for "thee" as if it is what? -> a religious experience
4. Why does the speaker feel like a bird singing "hymns at heaven's gate"(12) at the end of the sonnet? -> God answered his prayers
5. Why doesn't the speaker ever say God's name in this sonnet? -> he's angry and feels isolated from God