Engl 120 2-20

Engl 120 2-20 - English 120 Shakespeare Sonnets Sidney's...

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English 120 Shakespeare Sonnets Sidney’s final line: suggests depravity of speaker…knows what’s right but can’t overcome own lust to do what’s right Defiance…skepticism at received opinion What is the importance of Shakespeare’s closing couplets in his sonnets? Sonnet 20 Tortured love between two men Because of social conventions can’t get together Speaker has emotional connection but not physically Man is very effeminate Nature is truest form of beauty Nature provides universal moral code Nature is creative, purposeful, and reconcilable with Art Nature falls in love with own creation Takes on characteristics of woman Self-interested Couplet is both pessimistic and optimistic Women will use beautiful man The speaker and man have true love Couplet is endowed with since of you can transcend the tragic Comedy is about happy endings Couplet is the comedy on the tragedy Rhyme represents resounding triumphant situation Sonnet 55
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