What is a critical appreciation of Sonnet 60?

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Even by the standards of the Shakespearean sonnet, this poem is very neatly divided into three self-contained quatrains and a couplet . The quatrains provide three complementary views of the passage of time. In the first, the minutes pass like waves over pebbles, aggressively thrusting themselves forward. In the second, the pace of the lines...

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