Compare And Contrast Essay Sonnet 71 And 73

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William Shakespeareis one of the most famous writers of all time. He has written over 40 plays and 154 sonnets about different genres and dedicated to different persons. In sonnets 71 and 73 Shakespeare talks about the mortality of man. Both poems talk about old dying men that are trying to say goodbye to his beloved person. Although they are very similar they are as well different. Shakespeare use figurative language to portray the tone of both poem and embrace death. Death is the main theme of both sonnets but the tone may differ a little. The tone of Sonnet 71 is a sad but at the same time concern and apologetic, in the other hand the tone of Sonnet 73 is only sad. In both poems the writers are embracing death and are trying to say goodbye to their love ones. In Sonnet 71 we see it more accurately “Nay, if you read this line, remember not the hand that writ it; for I love you so that I in your sweet thoughts would be forgot if thinking on me then should make you woe”; as well we observe how the tone is because even though he is sad he is going to die he is more concern about his beloved, he doesn’t want her to suffer when he is gone. In Sonnet 73 we may think the writer is sad and is only trying to say goodbye, but in lines 13 and 14 _“ This is thou perceives, which makes thy love more strong. To love that well which _thou must leave ere long” there is a twist in which we may observe he is talking to his beloved and how their love is going to live forever. Shakespeare writes about the mortality of men in Sonnets 71 and 73. Even though they are both similar in context he uses different figurative language to help us understand both the tone and theme. In both sonnets the writer tries to say goodbye to the beloved one and feels sad about leaving the world yet he embraces death. Both sonnets have a sad tone but Sonnet 71 has as
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