Shakespeare Sonnet12

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In modern times, youth and beauty is an image seen everywhere. For example, a Versace billboard, magazine ad, TV commercial, all of which displays images of beautiful people. But what happens when this beauty fades? Shakespeare in his 12th sonnet talks about his experience and fading beauty. The purpose of this poem is to encourage a young man to not lose his beauty to the ravages of time. In order to do this, one must …

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…beauty on to his child. Time cannot conquer the young man once he has reproduced because he brings vitality and growth. Shakespeare repeats the word brave in the second line and the final line. Perhaps, Shakespeare is saying that the man must conquer age and time by keeping beauty in the world. In the eyes of Shakespeare, the only way that one can keep his beauty and defy the ravages of time is to reproduce.