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Alright so the poem is by William Shakespeare and its one of his sonnets. ( Sonnet...

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Alright so the poem is by William Shakespeare and its one of his sonnets.

( Sonnet 147):  

My love is as a fever, longing still
For that which longer nurseth the disease,
Feeding on that which doth preserve the ill,
The uncertain sickly appetite to please.
My reason, the physician to my love,
Angry that his prescriptions are not kept,
Hath left me, and I desperate now approve
Desire is death, which physic did except.
Past cure I am, now reason is past care,
And frantic-mad with evermore unrest;
My thoughts and my discourse as madmen's are,
At random from the truth vainly express'd;
For I have sworn thee fair and thought thee bright,
Who art as black as hell, as dark as night.

So I know the meaning and theme..however the question I am struggling with, is this:

Evaluate the IDEAS, BELIEFS in the poem. ----- Why is the poem worth reading?

Examine both explicit and implicit ideas. ---- Can this poem relate to people? 

Thank you very much! I would be MOST grateful for your answers!


God Bless!

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