Sonnet 29 Themes
Little Words, Big Ideas
If the speaker of Sonnet 29 had a theme song that he performed every Friday night at his favorite karaoke bar, it would probably be "All By Myself." (You know, that pathetic song Bridget Jones sing...
In Sonnet 29, Shakespeare is all about toying with the differences between spiritual wealth and economic wealth. When the sonnet opens, the speaker feels spiritually bankrupt—he's lost all hope a...
Ah, friendship. Shakespeare totally gets it, Shmoopsters. Long before The Beatles came along and wrote about how we can all get by "With a Little Help from [Our] Friends," our favorite codpiece-lov...
Are you There God? It's Me, the speaker of Sonnet 29. That's right. We did just compare one of our favorite Judy Blume novels to Shakespeare. Why's that? Because the speaker of Sonnet 29 is serious...
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