Diction And Change In Sonnet 130

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The diction and change in tone or attitude of the sonnet aids the audience in inferring how the speaker finds worth or value in his lover by providing positive and negative connotations as well as the speakers dialogue used near the end of the sonnet. The reader can infer how the speaker finds value in his lover by his tremendous use of positive connotations which he uses when comparing his lovers flaws to the common ideal that most poets use in their love poems, beauty. Shakespeare uses an abundant amount of examples of positive diction in Sonnet 130 such as the words: sun, delight, pleasing, love, heaven, and rare, “I love to hear her speak, yet well i know...I think my love as rare” (130. 9-13). In the last quatrain and couplet is when Shakespeare

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