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How can we explain the personification of nature in "Sonnet 20" by Shakespeare?

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This sonnet explores the tremendous beauty of the object of Shakespeare's affection. The speaker chooses to emphasise his beloved's beauty through personifying nature as a woman in her own right who has selected his beloved and made him more beautiful through her additions to his physical appearance. Note how the beloved's face is with "Nature's own hand...

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