William Shakespeare Sonnet 73 Geschke/British Literature Shakespeare's Sonnet 73.

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William Shakespeare Sonnet 73 Geschke/British Literature Shakespeare's Sonnet 73 Slide 2 What is the poet saying? Quatrain 1 That time of year thou mayst in me behold When yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang Upon those boughs which shake against the cold, Bare ruined choirs where late the sweet birds sang. (1-4) Geschke/British Literature Shakespeare's Sonnet 73 Slide 3 Quatrain 1 The poet presents his first metaphor. That time of year Fall Fall is meant to represent death. Geschke/British Literature Shakespeare's Sonnet 73 Slide 4 Quatrain 1 Death Imagery and Diction Yellow leaves None are hanging Bare branches on trees Cold No birds Geschke/British Literature Shakespeare's Sonnet 73 Slide 5 Quatrain 2 In me thou seest the twilight of such day As after sunset fadeth in the west, Which by and by black night doth take away, Deaths second self, that seals up all in rest. (5-8) Geschke/British Literature Shakespeare's Sonnet 73 Slide 6 Quatrain 2 The poet presents his second metaphor. the twilight of such day End of the day The end of the day is meant to represent death Geschke/British Literature Shakespeare's Sonnet 73 Slide 7 Quatrain 2 Death imagery and Diction Twilight Sunset Fadeth West Black night Geschke/British Literature Shakespeare's Sonnet 73 Slide 8 Quatrain 3 In me thou seest the glowing of such fire, That on the ashes of his youth doth lie As the deathbed whereon it must expire, Consumed with that which it was nourished by. (9-12) Geschke/British Literature Shakespeare's Sonnet 73 Slide 9 Quatrain 3 The poet presents his third metaphor glowing of such a fire A fire is dying out The glowing fire is meant to represent death Geschke/British Literature Shakespeare's Sonnet 73 Slide 10 Quatrain 3 Death Imagery and Diction ashes of his youth Deathbed Expire Consumed Repetition The beginning of line 9 is the same as the beginning of line 5. Parallel Structure Geschke/British Literature Shakespeare's Sonnet 73 Slide 11 Couplet This thou perceives, which makes thy love more strong, To love that well which thou must leave ere long. (13-14) Even though everyone knows the speaker will eventually die, he appreciates that his friend stays by his side and loves him. Geschke/British Literature Shakespeare's Sonnet 73 Slide 12 How Does He Go About Saying it? Poetic Devices Shakespearean Sonnet Rhyme Scheme abab cdcd efef gg 3 quatrains and 1 couplet Geschke/British Literature Shakespeare's Sonnet 73 Slide 13 Meter That time of year thou mayst in me behold Iambic Pentameter Geschke/British Literature Shakespeare's Sonnet 73 Slide 14 Nature Imagery Fall When yellow leaves, or none, or few do hang (2) boughs which shake against the cold (3) Bare ruined choirs (4) Fall imagery suggests the coming of death Fall leads to winter Geschke/British Literature Shakespeare's Sonnet 73 Slide 15 Death Imagery twilight (5) sunset (6) fadeth (6) west (6) black night (7) All the images suggest the end of the day The death of the day Geschke/British Literature Shakespeare's Sonnet 73 Slide 16 Metaphor Each quatrain discusses a metaphor for death Quatrain 1 Compares death to fall Quatrain 2 Compares death to the end of a day Quatrain 3 Compares death to a dying fire Geschke/British Literature Shakespeare's Sonnet 73 Slide 17 Tone Sad Geschke/British Literature Shakespeare's Sonnet 73 Slide 18 Theme Death? Love? Geschke/British Literature Shakespeare's Sonnet 73