essay.. sonnet 73 - Poetry is a common medium for people to...

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Poetry is a common medium for people to express themselves. William Shakespeare, a famous poet, emphasizes the relationship between love and age in his sonnet 73. Sentiments of love along with those of age and death are expressed through the use of figurative language in Shakespeare’s sonnet. The poem is organized in such a way that, as it progresses, the reader feels the strength of true love. To achieve a meaningful message throughout the sonnet, Shakespeare utilizes rhetorical device metaphores by comparing the subject to a tree, a day, and a fire. Metaphors assist the reader to comprehend the message the author is trying to convey to him by comparing an unknown to a known. In the beginning of the poem the author uses the metaphor of autumn to stand for his progression in years. Shakespeare compares his body to a tree losing its leaves, as he explains “yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang.” The few hair strands that are left in his once hairy scalp are turning gray, indicating his age. The gray hair was once brown, just like how the yellow leaves were
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This note was uploaded on 10/15/2010 for the course SCIENCE 161 taught by Professor Potenza during the Spring '10 term at Anne Arundel CC.

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