What is William Shakespeare's subject in Sonnet 63?
Shakespeare's subject in Sonnet 63 is the transience of life, the power of memory, and the permanence of poetry.
In the first four-and-a-half lines, for example, the poet prepares himself for the point at which old age begins to change his lover:
Against my love shall be, as I am now,/With Time's injurious hand crush'd and o'er-worn;/When hours have drain'd his blood and fill'd his brow/With lines and wrinkles
First, the poet describes himself as a victim of time, which has worn him out, and he is developing a defense against the time when his lover is also "crush'd and o'er-worn."...
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