Sonnet 73 Figurative Language

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Sonnet 73 uses a variety of metaphors and imagery to set up a theme and meaning, and it uses a large amount of description to convey several themes. This sonnet by Shakespeare uses a variety of symbols to convey themes such as, "everyone dies," as well as "the people who love you most will be there when you die. Several metaphors and quotes back these themes up, as well as make them known and clearly visible. "In me thou see'st the twilight of such day" is a good example of one of the many metaphors. Overall, Sonnet 73 presents a number of messages and themes through imagery, description, and metaphors. In the first quatrain, which is about autumn, the speaker compares him or herself to the time of year, autumn. The speaker's metaphor,"That time of year thou may'st in me behold" tells the reader that the speaker is elderly and near the end of their time. The metaphor represents old age and being near the end of your time, as well as showing frailty. The line "Upon those boughs which shake against the cold" also gives a feeling of weakness and frailty. In conclusion, this quatrain's metaphors convey messages of frailty, old age, and the ending of things.…show more content…
The quatrain now talks about twilight and the end of the day, a metaphor for the end of your life. "In me thou see'st the twilight of such day. As after sunset fadeth in the west" is a perfect example of 2 metaphors being used to indicate death, the end, and the passing of time. These metaphors are placed in the ideal positions to give a theme to the quatrain as well as send a message. To summarize, Sonnet 73 uses metaphors and well placed imagery and description to give off various themes and

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