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What ideas are expressed about mortality and poetry in William Shakespeare`s Sonnet 75?
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Mortality: The narrator of Sonnet 75 suggests that life is transitory and just as a miser worries about treasure being stolen, so a lover worries that death with steal love away (by death of either himself or his beloved). Thus it is good to feast on love while it is possible.
Poetry: The poem itself serves as a way to communicate the narrator’s pleasure in love to the world. There is a paradox that in enjoying his beloved away from the sight of the world, the poet finds the subject matter about which to write, thus revealing private love publicly.
Posted by thanatassa on March 13, 2012 at 4:15 PM (Answer #1)
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