Shakespeare's Sonnets by William Shakespeare

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I want to know if I could have the paraphrase to the sonnet number nine?

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Here is my explication. Two or three lines are cited followed by analysis in brackets.

Is it for fear to wet a widow's eye
That thou consumest thyself in single life?

(Are you living in an unfulfilling relationship just because you don't want to hurt a woman's feelings? You only have one life.)

Ah! if thou issueless shalt hap to die.
The world will wail thee, like a makeless wife;

(The entire section contains 263 words.)

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