Your intro is good, your conclusion isn't bad, but the body paragraphs need to be developed. The couplet of Sonnet 73 has been analysed in rather different ways by critics. He's adding emphasis to this, which helps highlight the thematic connection between love and aging in the poem. The former was a long narrative poem depicting the rejection of Venus by Adonis, his death, and the consequent disappearance of beauty from the world. This deceleration cleverly imitates the process of aging and dying. My suggestion is to just take each paragraph and write and as much as you can about it.
At eighteen, he married Anne Hathaway, a woman seven or eight years his senior. Like the varying magnitudes of stars that distinguish the sky's constellations, infused with myths describing all degrees and types of love, the spondaic, trochaic, and pyrrhic substitutions create a pattern of meaning that can be inferred by the discerning eye and mind. He creates a somber tone that will dominate the rest of the poem. A life B love C light D youth What major theme does the final couplet introduce into the sonnet? He tried to keep his lunch down as he shakily handed the conductor his ticket. The passing of time is the creator and the destroyer of life. This makes him seem very selfish, because we are all going to die sooner or later, and it does not do any good to dwell… 787 Words 4 Pages Shakespeare's Sonnet 73, published in 1609, is written in the Shakespearean or English sonnet style.
Early Modern English paper was made out of clothing scraps and generally had a yellow hue due to the papermaking process. In any case, the narrator is clearly distressed by his inevitable fate: old age, death, and eternal separation from the fair lord. In Renaissance England the hoot of an owl flying over one's house was an evil omen, and meant impending death for someone inside. The extended printing metaphor in this quatrain makes the poem self-referential: metaphors for winter double as metaphors for the physical structures that make up the book we are reading. The Composition of Shakespeare's Plays. If a sonnet's Shakespearean, that usually means that it has a particular way of organizing its ideas and rhymes across those fourteen lines.
That time of year thou mayst in me behold When yellow leaves, or none, or few do hang Upon those boughs which shake against the cold, Bare ruined choirs, where late the sweet birds sang. However, Sonnet 73 contains many of the themes common throughout the entire body of sonnets, including the ravages of time on one's physical well-being and the mental anguish associated with moving further from youth and closer to death. This way of thinking, while arguably necessary for the sake of our own sanity, helps us maintain our delusion immortality. It is the most self-evident of truths, one discovered by all people at some point in their lives and acknowledged by every culture, every religion, and every civilization since the dawn of time. This thou perceiv'st, which makes thy love more strong, To love that well, which thou must leave ere long. Grace only belonged to our group of friends, so there was no mention of her. Let me know if this helps.
The general idea is more that the speaker is amazed and shocked at how recently he was young, at how quickly time passes. It is always better to put hands on hands and get to know each other and help each… 3173 Words 13 Pages It 's this time of the year again, the one day of the year that is filled with so many memories and so many tears. The answer could lie in the interpretation of both the young man's and the poet's character in other sonnets. The initial conceit of a human life as a year gives way to a conceit of a life as a day. Can we be any more specific than that? Therefore, when Shakespeare breaks from iambic meter and has two or more stresses fall together, he adds variety and emphasis.
This… 754 Words 4 Pages In an average year of 365 days, there are only 262,800 minutes. This thou perceiv'st, which makes thy love more strong, To love that well, which thou must leave ere long. Therefore I deprecate shake against the cold. But the unusually wet summer has provided fine opportunities for fungi. Line 4 Bare ruined choirs, where late the sweet birds sang. This serves as a historical allusion to the desecration of the Catholic monasteries during the Protestant Reformation in England. But to make this argument is to miss the psychological narrative contained within the choice of metaphors themselves.
Shakespearean Sonnet Shakespeare's Sonnet 73 is…a Shakespearean. Within this quatrain I think I detect a thing which often characterizes Shakespeare's work within the metaphysical style: he is unwilling to renounce the benefit of his earlier style, which consisted in the breadth of the associations; that is, he will not quite risk the power of a single figure but compounds the figures. Focus… 933 Words 4 Pages I woke up the next day in the hospital. The third quatrain reveals that the poet is speaking not of his impending physical death, but the death of his youth and subsequently his youthful desires -- those very things which sustained his relationship with the young man. The imagery begins and continues as visual -- yellow, sunset, glowing -- and one by one these are destroyed; but also in the first quatrain one heard sound, which disappears there; and from the couplet imagery of every kind is excluded, as if the sense were indeed dead, and only abstract, posthumous statement is possible.
This poem is not simply a procession of interchangeable metaphors; it is the story of the speaker slowly coming to grips with the finality of his age and his impermanence in time. San Marino: Huntington Library, 1981. The consonant clusters, such as ths, nd, and lf are difficult to pronounce, as are the successive s sounds between the first two words. It is a monotony of green photosynthesizers, with few flowers for color. In his final years, Shakespeare turned to the romantic with Cymbeline, A Winter's Tale, and The Tempest. Instead, Shakespeare satirizes the tradition of comparing one's beloved to the beauties of the sun.
The first is about age, the second about death, and of course, love follows. Death troubles us so deeply that we lie to ourselves; we convince ourselves of our own immortality either through the idea of eternity in heaven and God, the coming marvels of genetic engineering, our deep legacy to our family or nation, or even just by craving our name into stone, all of which we perceive as eternal. This second reading of the line makes the poem a commentary on the ephemerality of all life, not just his own. Apparently I came here sealing the greatest gold, whatever that is anyway. To love that well 12 : The meaning of this phrase and of the concluding couplet has caused much debate.