Sonnet 73 Themes
Little Words, Big Ideas
Not to be Captain Obvious or anything, but Shakespeare's Sonnet 73 emphasizes that time is divided into the past, the present, and the future. We know—we just blew your minds. But seriously, just...
The speaker of Sonnet 73 seems definitely haunted the by his own mortality, and loads the poem down with metaphors for death, like ashes, nighttime, and cold. Just to make absolutely totally sure t...
When you were reading Shakespeare's Sonnet 73 for the first time, you'd be forgiven for not knowing this was a love poem. After all, it takes 13 lines for Big Willy to finally let the cat out of th...
Man and the Natural World
The first two quatrains of Shakespeare's Sonnet 73 feature extended metaphors comparing the speaker's situation in life to some aspect from the natural world, like autumn trees and darkening skies....
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