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Sonnet 106

According to the speaker in Shakespeare's Sonnet 106, ancient writers were more skilled than the Renaissance poets in expressing the beauty of youth. The ancient writers produced pictures of the...

Latest answer posted August 15, 2021, 4:34 pm (UTC)

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Sonnet 106

In "Sonnet 106" Shakespeare uses an extended metaphor. A metaphor is a figure of speech in which a word or a phrase is applied to something to which it is not literally applicable. So here, the...

Latest answer posted October 11, 2018, 8:31 am (UTC)

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Sonnet 106

In "Sonnet 106," the poet lacks the words to describe the beauty of his friend because this individual is so much more gorgeous than anyone who has ever lived that the poet is rendered tongue-tied...

Latest answer posted August 22, 2019, 3:51 pm (UTC)

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Sonnet 106

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...

Latest answer posted August 14, 2019, 1:41 am (UTC)

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Sonnet 106

This is a typical Shakespeare sonnet glorifying his lady's beauty, using the conceit of looking back to past descriptions of beautiful people and arguing that those descriptions of beauty...

Latest answer posted January 17, 2012, 8:17 pm (UTC)

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Sonnet 106

Shakespeare’s “Sonnet 106” is one of the many sonnets he wrote about a “fair youth”—a certain young man who had quite captivated Shakespeare’s affections. In the sonnet, he addresses the unnamed...

Latest answer posted August 12, 2019, 8:26 pm (UTC)

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Sonnet 106

William Shakespeare wrote over 125 sonnets to an unknown young man. There was a deep relationship and love between the two. “Sonnet 106” is one of the sonnets. His purpose is to underscore the...

Latest answer posted November 12, 2012, 8:05 am (UTC)

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Sonnet 106

Sonnet 106 is a “fair youth” poem, in which Shakespeare compares the beauty of a fair youth to other kinds of beauty and finds the former to be superior. Here as elsewhere, the “I” of the poem is...

Latest answer posted July 21, 2021, 5:52 am (UTC)

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