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Sonnet 55
Sonnet 55
by William Shakespeare


We’ve got your back. With the Tough-O-Meter, you’ll know whether to bring extra layers or Swiss army knives as you summit the literary mountain. (10 = Toughest)

(5) Tree Line

Although it sticks to its main idea (poetry is powerful and the beloved will live forever), the Shakespearean syntax and tricky irony make this sonnet a slippery climb.

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