Sonnet 73

Voice: First person in the form of a lecture from the poet (old man) to a younger man/friend. In this way, the sonnet becomes personal.Words come from experience so the reader can trust the message being presented.

Do you agree? Can you quote from the poem?

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8 Responses to Sonnet 73

  1. Pedro+Nardi says:

    I do believe that it becomes more personal. “To love that well which thou must leave ere long” This last line shows that the writer is suggesting the reader to consider looking at the elders look at their mistakes or time badly spent and take advantage of theirs. The fact that it is more personal due to the structure may create an effect of empathy that will have a stronger impact on the reader.

  2. Nacho & Luca says:

    We agree with this statement as we believe that the poem becomes “more real” and its message is emphasised if it is about a real experience, as the reader can relate to that experience. We chose this quote “In me thou see’st the twilight of such day,
    As after sunset fadeth in the west” as the author directly reffers to himself.

  3. Milagros+Mosquera says:

    I agree with the statement, since I believe personal expierences reach the reader easily because one can empathize with the person who is telling us the story.
    “Deth’s second self, that seals up all in rest.
    In me thou see’st the glowing of such fire”

  4. Ricardo+Levene says:

    I do not agree with this statement because its a very subjective way to describe death since no one that has went through this process can describe it..

    “As the death-bed whereon it must expire” He expresses where life must get consumed or in the way it must end, but his hasn’t finished yet and eventhough he is still in the process he can’t really give advice to him on how it has to be

  5. candelaria and martina says:

    Yes, we agree, the reader can feel more in touch with the poem if he sense that someone personally is talking to him “In me thou see’st the twilight of such day,
    As after sunset fadeth in the west”

  6. Valentin+Tear says:

    I agree with the statement.
    “In me thou see’st the glowing of such fire
    That on the ashes of his youth doth lie”

  7. Malena+Di+Bella+and+Juan+Pablo+Carreira says:

    Yes, we agree. A poem is more reliable when it looks like or is a real experience. The reader can feel identified by the message of the poem easily. Also, the fact that there is an older man talking to a younger one is really present in real life, that is how it usually goes. So, when reading the older person’s experience, the reader feels like the voice is talking to them. “In me though see’st the twilight that day”, the quote shows how the voice of the poem directly speak about his own life experience and remembers his life and, starting from there, he advices the young man.

  8. Amalia+Seré says:

    In the last couplet we can see clearly the message and how the voice had experienced this feeling. Eventough we get older, our feelings towards the people we loved will never end, because it goes beyond death. “This thou perceivest, which makes thy love more strong / to love that well which thou must leave ere long”

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