Analyzing Shakespearean Sonnets

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William Shakespeare’s sonnet, That Time of Year Thou Mayst in Me Behold emphasizes that death is upon us stressing on the importance of love. By using metaphors he relates death to nature. Using symbolism of autumn leaves, twilight and glowing fire evolving to one conclusion awaiting death. By using Iambic meter he is showing a rising effect to get to the climax of the sonnet. Shakespeare shows how his character is weighed down by …

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…one is hearing him. Through out the sonnet he comes to grips with the fact that death is inevitable and in the couplet he comes to the conclusion in which he was searching for. Love me now before I am gone, or it may be too late. What he is saying is life is too short don’t take it for granted because one day you will realize that you are old and dying too.