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Sonnet 75 Symbolism, Imagery & Wordplay
There’s more to a poem than meets the eye.
The idea of "nutrition"—what we could just as well call the idea of food that is good for you—really only appears in two of the poem's 14 lines: the first two. Maybe the speaker wanted to warm...
After the first two lines using imagery based on nutrition, the poem switches gears in line 3 and starts using imagery based on greed. The basic idea here is that the speaker can never be satisfied...
The imagery of disordered eating that begins in line 9 and carries through to the end of the poem is very similar to the imagery of greed that precedes it. That's because both systems of imagery de...
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