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What is the tone of "Sonnet 55" by William Shakespeare?
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Nor Mars his sword, nor war’s quick fire, shall burn The living record of your memory. 'Gainst death and all oblivious enmity Shall you pace forth; your praise shall still find room Even in the eyes of all posterity That wear this world out to the ending doom (7-12).The reason his object will triumph and survive over all these obstacles, even while others are crushed and forgotten, is because he/she lives on in this poem:
So till the judgment that yourself arise, You live in this, and dwell in lovers' eyes.Because the poet holds this strong belief, he has hope and confidence that both his words and his love will last - and this tone comes across in the sonnet.
Posted by tmcquade on April 20, 2012 at 8:48 PM (Answer #1)
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