December 11, 2012
Two sonnets that are very closely related, are sonnet 12 and 15. Both these sonnets are essentially talking about how aging and time creates an end to beauty. In Sonnet 12, Shakespeare states "Then of thy beauty do I question make, / That thou among the wastes of time must go //Since sweets and beauties do themselves forsake / And die as fast as they see others grow." This line is basically talking about how beauty wears away with time, and once it dies new beauties replace the previous one. This relates to sonnet 15 because it also states, "Where wasteful Time debateth with decay / To change your day of youth to sullied night." This line talks about how youth wears away due to time, and once what was young does not last forever. The interrelated themes to both these sonnets have to do with time ending beautiful things, and how great things don’t last forever. Sonnet 27 and 29 are also closely related. Both these sonnets start off in a depressed, or upsetting state. However they both talk about love, and how their loved ones give them the most happiness even in these toils. Weary with toil, I haste me to my bed, / The dear repose for limbs with travel tired." This line in Sonnet 27 starts off with the reader being quite upset. However he leads into saying "Lo! thus, by day my limbs, by night my mind, / For thee, and for myself, no quiet find." This line states that even though he is tired and weary, the thought of his loved one never leaves his mind. Also in sonnet 29, the poem starts off, awfully depressed where Shakespeare is saying, "When in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes / I all alone beweep my outcast state." This person is basically feeling terrible. "Yet in these thoughts my self almost despising, / Haply I think on thee, and then my state." Then he states that once he thinks of his one love, he feels all the more better! I find sonnet 14 to be very interesting. He starts...
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