“Sonnet LV” by William Shakespeare is a rather complicated tribute to the beauty or character of the speaker’s loved one. According to the speaker, her beauty will live on within the sonnet.
Creative works can endure for centuries (and give longer life to those people the works describe).
Sonnet structure, comparison, allusion, alliteration
Can a rhyme outlive statues or more permanent structures? Can that rhyme give life to the beauty it describes (“But you shall shine more bright in these contents”)?
Summarize the sonnet in your own words.
According to Shakespeare, what else will endure besides his “powerful rhyme”?
Shakespeare argues that the works of the imagination are more enduring than material things. To what extent do you agree with him?
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Original post by Mr. D. Sader