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In Sonnet 75, Shakespeare portrays love as an emotion of extremes, neither of which is too pretty. The way this poem presents it, if you don't have the love you're seeking, it can torment you and m...
The speaker of Sonnet 75 is desperately in love, but he talks about it as a kind of wealth. He compares his relationship with love to that of a miser to his money. And this poor miser is never sati...
Sonnet 75 portrays jealousy as a direct result of pride and the inability to be satisfied. If lovers and misers could be content with the company of the person they love, or with their money, there...
Dissatisfaction is the glue that binds Sonnet 75's overarching theme (love) and its two main metaphors (greed and gluttony) together. The speaker's main complaint about love is that it doesn't give...
Did we just say that dissatisfaction is the glue that binds Sonnet 75 together? Shouldn't we have said suffering, instead? Well, we could have—but the two ideas actually go pretty much hand in ha...
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