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Sonnet 73 Symbolism, Imagery & Wordplay
There’s more to a poem than meets the eye.
The opening quatrain of Shakespeare's poem uses the concept of the seasons as a metaphor for the process of growing older. Any guesses which season he picks? Well that would depend on what time of...
In quatrain 2, Shakespeare introduces a whole new set of imagery, this time based on the fading sunset at the end of a day. What makes this imagery interesting is that Shakespeare makes it clear th...
Quatrain 1's imagery based on the seasons makes the speaker sound pretty much decrepit and wasted, "shak[ing] against the cold." Quatrain 2 wasn't quite such a downer at first, but the light of the...
The big twist that comes about in line 13 of the poem is the new theme that makes its appearance: love. At this point in the poem, there isn't much new in the way of imagery; instead, we get the di...
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