Sonnet 73

Joaco O, Anto and Piki dealt with William Shakespeare`s sonnet 73.

In Senior 4, Juli Molmenti prepared this:

Sonnet 73

Delfi urso prepared this piktochart: Sonnet 73

-Do you agree with her?

Analyse this and leave a comment.

Subject, the general topic. Content and ideas in the poem.

Setting, time and place of the poem. Try to understand the context that encouraged the poem to be written.

Audience. To whom is the poem written?

Purpose. What is the reason behind the writing of the poem?

Speaker. What can you say about the voice speaking in the poem?

identify the theme and tone.

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11 Responses to Sonnet 73

  1. Antonia Flores Piran says:

    I agree with Delfi’s pictures of love death and fall and the one about youth, middle age and old age that is represented with different images because it is easy to understand and shows what the poem is about.However, I belive that there are more things to say about the poem.

    The poem is about a man woh is depressed and sad because he is getting old and he is really near to death. However, the love of a person that he really appreciates makes the man become happier,be strong and keep moving with his life leaving the moment.

    The setting of the poem was the English Renaissance Era.

    The poem is written to a person that the writer loves and really appreciate.

    The reason behind the writing is to enjoy life as if you were going to die tomorrow because one they you will die and everything will end so you have to be concious of that and do not waste you time.

    The voice speaking in the poem is at first is depressed and sad because of the passing of time and because he is going to die, but then he changes and enjoys life as much as he can and he is thankful of doing it.

    Theme:Time against love-the passing of time
    Tone:depressed-sad-reflective

  2. Joaquin Diaz Walker says:

    Do you agree with her?
    I liked Delfina Urso’s Piktochart. I agree with some of my partners that the images, included in the Piktochart, are really illustrative and show the poem’s idea.

    Subject, the general topic. Content and ideas in the poem.
    The general topic, is related to a man, which is old and he is about to die. This poem, tells the story of a woman, the man’s lover, that gives him strength to stay alive, and enjoy life. What I think about this poem, is that there are no barriers, not even death, that love cannot trespass, and it will always prevail.

    Setting, time and place of the poem. Try to understand the context that encouraged the poem to be written.
    It occurs in the Renaissance.

    Audience. To whom is the poem written?
    This poem, is written to the speaker’s lover. This, is easy to see, because when the reader realizes that the speaker is dying and with the lover’s presence, and the love she gives him, as I said in question one, he ‘starts living again’ because of the love she gave him.

    Purpose. What is the reason behind the writing of the poem?
    I found a purpose, in this poem. Live moments as if they were your last moment. I believe this, because the man, in my point of view, realizes what he has got, and that he is loved, when he is about to die.

    Speaker. What can you say about the voice speaking in the poem?
    The speaker, is, in the first lines, depressed, and, as I see it, he cannot find his way out of that circumstance he is living. But in the end, he is thankful, because of the strength provided by the lover’s feelings towards him.

    Identify the theme and tone.
    Theme: Back to life, Love equals strength.
    Tone: Depressed, melancholic, sad, devastated.

  3. Belen Gay says:

    1) I agree with Delfi’s presentation, i think that it is easy to understand.
    2) The general topic is that the man is getting older and older, so he is dying with the passing of time.
    3) Renaissance Era.
    5) The reason behind the writing of the poem is that we have to live day-to-day because life is very important and no one knows when we can die.
    6) The speaker, the man, wants to approach time and love before he dies.
    7) Theme: Love, death, time, time passing by.
    Tone: Melancholic, sad and hopeful.

  4. Agustin Campion says:

    1. yes. I agree with the analyze of julia and the picktochart of delfi which although was incomplete.
    2. the general topic of the poem is growing, getting old. the poet describes getting older and he is sad because of this. nevertheless as julia mentioned, the tone changes because the writer gives hope that although getting old, his love is stronger when the years pass.
    3. Sheakespeare wrote poems of the Renaissance area, and this poem shows the characteristhics of one.
    4. The poem is dedicated to someone that the writer likes a lot and has a good relation. we don’t know if it is a girl or boy and the kind of relation they had.
    5. the purpose of the poem is to express that no matter the age, if you love someone, that love will last till eternity.
    6. the voice is from an old man that is sad because his life is ending. nevertheless he is hopeful that if he loves, that love will last for ever.
    7. theme: love, growing and dying, time vs love.
    tone: sad, romantic, hopeful.

  5. Justo F Vidal says:

    I totally agree with the piktochart. Although it is very simple, it clearly shows the poem’s theme and, in a simple way, what the whole poem is about.
    -Subject, the general topic. Content and ideas in the poem.
    This poem is about a person who is near to death, and the author uses pathetic phallacy to show how this person is nearer and nearer to death: “In me you can see only the dim light that remains After the sun sets in the west”. The general topic is aging and the passing of time, which leads to death. “In me thou see’st the glowing of such fire That on the ashes of his youth doth lie” This quote explains a very interesting idea: the person portrays himself as a glowing (brilliant) ember (ash) that lies beneath what once was a brilliant flame: his youth. He uses this fire metaphor to show how he is now old, and under his youth, which is gone.
    -Setting, time and place of the poem. Try to understand the context that encouraged the poem to be written.
    The exact setting in never revealed in the poem, but we can understand that in the first 2 quatrains the place is the countryside, due to all the nature described. Towards the time, no information is given except for the season: late autumn, almost winter.
    -Audience. To whom is the poem written?/Purpose. What is the reason behind the writing of the poem?
    For me, although in the poem the word thou (you) is used (so someone is being addressed), the audience is everybody, because this poem is trying to give hope not only to old people, but to everyone, because despite age and the passing of time, as long as you are alive, love will nor only persist, but also get stronger.
    -Speaker. What can you say about the voice speaking in the poem?
    The speaker may be an old man, approaching death, who explains his situation (first two quatrains) but in the end starts having hope, as he realizes that while he is still alive, his love will still be there, it will not disappear.
    -Identify the theme and tone.
    The passing of time. // Depressed (first part of the poem) and hopeful (the end of the poem).

  6. juan cruz gomez roca says:

    1) Yes I agree with her, her presentation goes to the point and it is easy to understand.
    2)I think that the general topic is about how love does not change because of age, and despite being very old and close to death love can stay strong, therefore make you happy.
    3) The setting is in the renaissance era as the writer demonstrates man´s relationship with the universe, revealing his humanity. This is a characteristic of that era as literature and other arts showed this humanistic ideas.
    4)In my opinion the poem is directed to lovers so that they can see that love doesn´t age even though you do, teaching people that love is not about looks but about feelings.
    5) As I said in question 4 the purpose is to show how to love and that our time in earth is limited so is better to spend it loving the people around us, and enjoy the moments that we have with those people.
    6)The speaker is someone going through the last stage of his life, seeing how his dying but then remembers that love is still “young”.
    7)Theme: Love & Death relation. Circle of Life. Youth & being old.
    Tone: sad, depressed, hopefull

  7. FranciscoRipoll says:

    -Do you agree with her?
    Yes I do agree with Delfi I like her piktochart.

    Subject, the general topic. Content and ideas in the poem.
    The subject is an old man who is dying. Firstly the mood is sad because the speaker make reference to death and that the man is near to death, but at the end it changed because it said that his lover gave him forces to stay alive.

    Setting, time and place of the poem. Try to understand the context that encouraged the poem to be written.
    The setting of the poem is the Renaissance Era.
    Audience. To whom is the poem written?
    The poem is written for the lover of the speaker to tell her that despite he is near to die, he will love her until the moment of his death.
    Purpose. What is the reason behind the writing of the poem?
    The purpose of the poem is to make the reader think about how much does he enjoy life, because the time in the Earth is not unlimited so we have to enjoy as much as possible.

    Speaker. What can you say about the voice speaking in the poem?
    The speaker is an old man who is near to death and he is sad about that but he take this as an incentive to enjoy life and to demonstrate her love towards her lover.

    Theme: The pass of time; love; carpe diem; enjoy life.
    Tone: sad; anxiety; hopeful and romantic.

  8. Nicolás Araya says:

    – The sonnet is about the end of life and passing of time without appreciating it (tempus fugit). There are three metaphors which represent death: The sunset, because it is the end of day; coming of winter; church chairs, due to the fact that we always see them in ceremonies when somebody dies.
    – It was the same era of the Victorian Times in England (Renaissance), and we can see how most of the themes of the poems we saw last year are shared with the ones from this sonnet. We again see themes related to aging and not enjoying life while possible.
    – Although the sonnet is not adressed to someone in particular, I feel it is directed to the elders of our society due to being in their last stages of life.
    – The purpose is that we have to realize that life goes by without us enjoying it, which is why we have to stop every once in a while and live the moment.
    – The speaker is very negative and even depressed. It only focuses in the negative aspects of life, and although it sends a good message as we saw in the previous point, the language is melancholic and depressing.
    – Theme: End of life/Death Tone: Depressing/melancholic/thankful (of life)

  9. Belen Irazusta says:

    Do you agree with them?
    Yes. I agree with both works,
    Subject, the general topic. Content and ideas in the poem.
    The author uses metaphors to talk about his coming of age. This man is very old and he thinks he is about to died. Despite this, the love that he has in his heart will not fall apart because of death. On the contrary, love will survive and it will be much stronger than before.
    Some of the quotes he uses are:
    “Which by-and-by black night doth take away,”
    “That on the ashes of his youth doth lie, “
    Setting, time and place of the poem. Try to understand the context that encouraged the poem to be written.
    “that time of the year”. I think that this quote shows as that the time the speaker is referring to is the time when he realizes that he is not young anymore, and that he has arrived to a part of his life were he is old and near to death.
    I also found that this poem is related to the Renaissance era, and I also found very interesting that “the speaker of Sonnet 73 is comparing himself to the universe through his transition from “the physical act of aging to his final act of dying, and then to his death. Shakespeare thus compares the fading of his youth through the three elements of the universe: the fading of life, the fading of the light, and the dying of the fire”.
    Audience. To whom is the poem written?
    on the one hand, I think that this poem was written to show the audience the consequences of old age. But on the other hand, this poem was written for a lover, and we get to know this at the end of the poem.
    Purpose. What is the reason behind the writing of the poem?
    As I mentioned before, the purpose of the poem is to show the outcomes of getting old but also to give a message of the immortality of love.
    Speaker. What can you say about the voice speaking in the poem?
    I thought at first that the speaker was very sad thanks to his circumstances. But at the end of the poem I realized that the idea of love getting stronger made him happy and not sad.
    identify the theme and tone.
    Theme: time, love, coming of age
    Tone: sad, melancholic , reflective

  10. Agus Buljevich says:

    -Do you agree with her?
    Yes!!! Maybe Delfi could have explained a little bit more.
    Subject, the general topic. Content and ideas in the poem.
    The poem is about a man who is near death because he is old. He uses some metaphors to shows us this, for example: “”after the sun faded in the west,” that symbolizes death. The poem seems to be sad because he expresses his sadness of being old. However, in the end Shakespeare makes a change in the last quatrain and the mood becomes more happier because he expresses that “This thou perceives, which makes thy love more strong,” meaning that love will stand strong despite old age.
    Setting, time and place of the poem. Try to understand the context that encouraged the poem to be written.
    The context that encouraged the poem was the Renaissance Era.
    Audience. To whom is the poem written?
    The poem was intended for a lover of the speaker but can generally be for a person younger than the speaker.
    Purpose. What is the reason behind the writing of the poem?
    The purpose is to makes the reader realize that the time we have on earth is limited so we have to enjoy and live the more we can.
    Speaker. What can you say about the voice speaking in the poem?
    Is about an old man that knows he is not far away from death.
    identify the theme and tone.
    Theme: Mortality, love, growing old, time, death, love will not wither away
    Tone: melancholy, hopeful, gloomy, sad

  11. Majo Tear says:

    * I do agree with Delfi’s work and most of Julia’s work.
    I believe that the major literary devices in the sonnet are metaphors rather than imageries as with all the images he gives he is representing something by them. Such as sun symbolizing the sun and the night representing the death. Also himself comparing to a tree in all seasons. These and more metaphors show how death is inevitable for human beings and that the speaker is getting closer to death.
    *The general topic in this sonnet is the speaker getting old and dying, but no matter how close to death he may get his love with his lover will grow stronger so they can cherish their last moments. The speaker relates himself to Autumn, twilight and the glow of a dying fire.
    * The context that encouraged the poem was the Renaissance Era and the Humanistic ideas, which were love, aging, beauty and death. Humanistic’s centered on death throughout the passing of time as they were non religious. So the setting of this poem is in the English Renaissance.
    *The poem is written to the lover of the speaker as the speaker tells the lover that no matter how close his time to die may be, he will love her and cherish her fully as he can. But the audience can also be for people younger than the speaker, showing them how we should cherish and love with all our heart to our lover until the last very moment of our life before death.
    *The Purpose of the speaker is to make the ones who read it realize that the time we have on earth with our loved ones is limited and that we should enjoy it as much as we can until we, or they, die.
    *The speaker is a middle age man entering his last stage of his life on this earth. The speaker is mournful and sad but also anxious to enjoy as much as he can of his loved one before he dies.
    *THEMES: time, death, love, man and the natural world.
    *TONE: Mournful, melancholic, sad, anxious and hopeful (to enjoy and cherish his love until his death)

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