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Sonnet 94 Themes
Little Words, Big Ideas
Sonnet 94 is about a group of powerful people. We don't know exactly who they are, or where their power comes from, but they definitely have some impressive abilities. Not only do these people have...
Here's a question: does Sonnet 94 actually recommend hypocrisy as legit? It sure seems like it. In the beginning of the poem, the speaker mostly speaks about the powerful people's hypocrisy in an a...
One striking feature of the powerful people from Sonnet 94 is how isolated they are. On the one hand, the powerful people are isolated because they are more powerful than everybody else. Which make...
One of the strange things about Sonnet 94 is that the speaker almost never out-and-out tells you what he thinks about the powerful people he is describing. That is to say, he almost never writes so...
Man and the Natural World
The subject matter of Sonnet 94 seems about as far from nature as you can get: a group of cold, calculating people who keep their true selves hidden behind a mask and try not to take everybody out...
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