Do you think the poem "Sonnet 106" records the flawless beauty of the friend or the love of the poet to him?
The beauty is described specifically as "sweet," and I think that innocent message carries through the poem. It is also worth noting that the poem has a definite Christian undercurrent, so perhaps the message of Christ is the true "beauty" the speaker admires. In line 11, the speaker brings the words "praises" and "prophecies" together in a singular line to underscore this connection. All...
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