Analytical Exercise #4

Analytical Exercise #4 - 10-23-06 ENG 2000 Analytical...

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10-23-06 ENG 2000 Analytical Writing Exercise #4 1. After further research in the OED, a few different interpretations can be extracted to produce a meaning for the word, engraft in Shakespeare’s “Sonnet 15.” First, I can deduce from the few excerpts from Shakespeare’s other works that he used the word engraft, that the word was used sometime around the 1600’s. Any of the words usages after these dates should not be applied because the word had not surfaced in any other English texts or contexts when Shakespeare was writing the word into his poem. Therefore, I will take a stab at some of the meanings. Shakespeare uses words like, “grows” and “plants” giving the reader the imagery of the world as a thriving and growing environment. Time has some sort affect on the growth of the world, and “Where wasteful Time debateth with Decay To change your day of youth to sullied night;” He goes on to say that as Time takes away he engrafts you new.” This could refer to a “metaphorical tree” and to “implant
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This essay was uploaded on 03/18/2009 for the course ENGL 2000 taught by Professor Nugent during the Fall '07 term at Colorado.

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