Sonnet 94 Symbolism, Imagery, & Allegory
There’s more to a poem than meets the eye.
The first 4 lines of Shakespeare's poem describe some pretty frightening people. The most obvious thing that makes these people frightening is their "pow'r to hurt." Not only are they quite capable...
In lines 5-9 of Shakespeare's poem, he switches imagery tracks, ever so slightly. Here, the focus is still on the powerful people, but the type of power changes. Where lines 1-4 focused on personal...
The Summer's Flower
Quatrain 3 might come right out of left field, but here's the thing: "summer's flow'r" (9) is actually a metaphor for the powerful people, so long as they keep their inner selves untainted. When th...
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