Why does the poet say he lacks words to describe the beauty of his friend in "Sonnet 106"?

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In "Sonnet 106," the poet lacks the words to describe the beauty of his friend because this individual is so much more gorgeous than anyone who has ever lived that the poet is rendered tongue-tied and speechless. There are no words to adequately describe the friend.

The speaker begins the poems by discussing the way poets of yesteryear—of "antique" times—once described the...

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