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by William Shakespeare

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In Shakespeare's Sonnet 73 , the speaker in the poem talks about his fading life. Seasons are often used as symbols for times of life: Spring for youth, summer for life’s prime, autumn for age, and winter for death. Notice the autumnal images with “yellow leaves” and the empty tree boughs where “few” or “none” of these leaves hang. The boughs themselves “shake against the cold,” which...

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