Shakespeare's "Sonnet 39" Analytical Essay by Neatwriter

Shakespeare's "Sonnet 39"
Figures of speech in William Shakespeare's "Sonnet 39".
# 61643 | 781 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2005 | US
Published on Oct 19, 2005 in Literature (English) , Literature (Poetry) , English (Analysis) , Shakespeare (Sonnets)

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This paper explains why Shakespeare's "Sonnet 39" is one of the best examples of Shakespeare's masterful rhetorical style, use of imagery and use of figures of speech.

From the Paper:

"Michael Schmidt, author of The Lives of the Poets, asserts that Shakespeare's sonnets are mysterious, which is a characteristic that most Elizabethan poems do not have. The sonnets, says Schmidt, "seem to emerge from an actual occasion, an occasion not concealed, yet sufficiently clouded to make it impossible to say for what or whom it refers to" (Schmidt 183). With this in mind, we can look at the sonnets and realize we are looking into something mysterious that Shakespeare may have wanted us to figure out, much like a puzzle. The sonnets "present agony which cannot contain itself" (Hubler qtd. in Eastman 315). While the speaker of the poem may be experiencing an agony, it is clear that his separation from his lover has also provided him with a certain amount of inspiration."

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