Sonnet 60 Themes
Little Words, Big Ideas
The thoughts offered by Sonnet 60's speaker on the subject of time can be boiled down to two basic points. First: we're all completely at the mercy of time. We are born, we grow, and we ultimately...
Not to be a bummer, and not to quote The X-Files or anything, but everything dies. Ain't no gettin' 'round that fact, dear Shmoopers. But do our lives just flow by with no greater destination?...
Man and the Natural World
Most of Sonnet 60 suggests a deep connection between human life and the natural world, what with all its comparisons between human life in the natural world. Life is like waves, no wait, it's like...
Art and Culture
Sonnet 60 keeps its discussion of art and culture short—the only real clear reference to this theme comes in the last two lines, in the reference to the speaker's "verse." That said, this brief r...
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