Original Sonnet and Analysis of Sonnet 109

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Redemption Sonnet and analysis of Shakespeare's Sonnet 109

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<ul><li><p>ShannonGallupM.Gardner</p><p>English100</p><p>9August2014</p><p>Rematch</p><p>Thud.Ofheartbeatrippledthroughmybody,</p><p>Quakingwithdesiretovieforchampion.</p><p>Thud.Earssensednothingmore.Mymind,markedly</p><p>Vacant,plaguedbymydutytowin.</p><p>Letthecoldsnap,lettheicywindsblow,</p><p>Isensenot,driventodriveoutthelessr</p><p>Oppugnantboatsflankingfromsterntobow.</p><p>Inflamedbydeaddreamsoftheantecessor</p><p>Ipressonpastadvancingcollapse.</p><p>Dancingontheedgeofmyvision,one</p><p>Elusivemedalinsplendor,noneshelacks</p><p>Asthefinishadvances,Iknowthatitsgone</p><p>Ohbronze,ohsilver,itsforgoldthatIthirst</p><p>MaynextyearIfinish,notsecond,butfirst.</p></li><li><p>AnalysisofSonnet109</p><p>InSonnet109,aShakespeareattemptstoreconcilewithhisloveandredeemhimselfinhereyes.Throughoutthepoem,theauthorsuseoftheatricalandmelodramaticimageryconnecttohisdesperatedesiretomakeupforhismistake.Theuseofthecomparisonofhisinfidelitytoastainofbloodacrosshisrelationshipsuggestsafragileandimpulsivenaturetocarryasituationtotheextremeandanallornothingattitude.Imagesofhislovercarryinghissoulinherbreastproveshowreliantonhisloversacceptanceheis,forwithouther,heiswithouthisveryessence.Accompanyingtheimageryistheuseofabruptcaesura,usedtofocusonspecificaspectsofthepoembyisolatingcertainwordsorphrases.Oh,isolatedatthebeginningofthepoem,notonlyconveyspainandshockfeltbytheauthor,butbreakingofftherhythmalsomirrorshowhislovehasbeenbroken.Myrosebeingsetasideduringthemiddleofalinecentersourfocustothefactthatthispoemistoawoman,afactthatbringstomindShakespearesaffairsthathehadwithotherloversthroughouthislife.Toemployforgiveness,enlighteningtoourselvesandourlovedoneshowdesperatelyweneedoneanother,requiresaknowledgeofourselves.Torecognizewhatweholddearandexposeourselvestothebloodstainsofrealityandtoanotherhuman,knowingthattheyholdeverythingtocontrolus,isanactoftrustthatisraretoasocietyofsuspicionliketheoneweliveintoday.Theimageryusedbythepoetofhisinnerselfisdarkfullofbloodstainsandemptiness,expressesafrontiermysterioustomanythatofourownmind.</p></li></ul>

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