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William Shakespeare Sonnet 27What is the theme to Sonnet 27?

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maricela725 | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted April 14, 2012 at 6:37 PM via web

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William Shakespeare Sonnet 27

What is the theme to Sonnet 27?

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jihyunkim67 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Assistant Educator

Posted May 21, 2012 at 5:38 AM (Answer #2)

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A very meditative poem, Sonnet 27 discusses the theme of reminiscense and seperation. The poem depicts the narrative who is wise awake and deep in his thoughts during the night. The worries and thoughts that are preventing him from falling asleep are from seperation from his beloved one. The nostalgia and the feeling of missing someone is clearly portrayed throughout the sonnet.  

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