Sonnet 129 Questions and Answers

Sonnet 129

In "Sonnet 129," Shakespeare meditates on the destructive but irresistible nature of lust. I will divide the sonnet into a few smaller portions to discuss the metaphors that help create this theme...

Latest answer posted December 29, 2018, 4:51 pm (UTC)

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Sonnet 129

"Sonnet 129" takes a rather pessimistic approach to sex and lust. In the poem, the "spirit" which drives man's "lust" is described vividly as "perjured, murderous, bloody," like a criminal whose...

Latest answer posted February 4, 2018, 4:27 pm (UTC)

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Sonnet 129

Shakespeare's sonnets present both love and sexual desire as sources of the most extreme emotions. This poem is one of the most powerful examples of lust being depicted as a hell, as the poet heaps...

Latest answer posted April 19, 2020, 7:00 pm (UTC)

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Sonnet 129

As you forgot to state which play you are studying the fourth scene of, we can only take a look at Shakespeare's Sonnet 129. Sonnet 129 very vividly describes desire through lust as a form of...

Latest answer posted January 23, 2014, 11:52 pm (UTC)

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Sonnet 129

In William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 129, he seems intent on conveying the inimical meaning of lust and sexual desire. To do so, Shakespeare employs the sonnet form—specifically, the Elizabethan sonnet....

Latest answer posted July 19, 2021, 3:40 pm (UTC)

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Sonnet 129

Shakespeare's "Sonnet 129" is an extended hymn of self-loathing. The general tone is one of righteous anger at past sins and desires, maybe not the kind of anger one would see from a cat trapped in...

Latest answer posted May 24, 2020, 3:50 pm (UTC)

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