Study Guide

Come Sleep! Oh Sleep Tough-o-Meter

By Sir Philip Sidney

Tough-o-Meter

(6) Tree Line

We won't lie to you (never, Shmoopers): Sidney can be tough going. "Come Sleep! O Sleep" is no exception. The continuous adding of clauses in lines 1-4 can be overwhelming at times, as can some of Sidney's strange phrases ("shield me from out") and old-school words like "prease." With a little Shmoop love in these matters, however, Sidney is totally conquerable, even (dare we say it?) enjoyable.

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