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The Effects Of The Writing In Sonnet 63 By William Shakespeare

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The Effects of the Writing in Sonnet 63 by William Shakespeare

The expression of tone and imagery within the poem display the main
techniques of concern and method from the speakers' point of view,
within sonnet 63 and various other sonnets from the collection. The
extent with which the speakers' concerns are expressed is due to how
much enthusiasm is applied within the poem. This includes repetition,
rhyme, punctuation and moreover rhythm. These ways gives us the
insight to judge how much we believe whether the sonnet collections'
opinions are valid to either the Young mans views or rather the
speakers'. To further weight this argument, a close analysis can be
done by comparing and contrasting to other sonnets.

A significant method used by the speaker, within sonnet 63 is by
preserving the Young Man within the poem, as it creates the effect of
the speaker believing that this idea is possible. The idea is
identified by the line, "they shall live, and in them, still green".
The idea of the Young Man living forever, within the poem, creates an
extremely powerful image as it shows the idea of immortality. This
image gives a real sense as to what the speakers' views are, as he
believes that the young man will literally be immortalised through his
words. The method used shows how powerful the idea is, as, we are
still learning about the intensity of the Young Mans' beauty.
Therefore, it clearly shows just how strongly the views about this
idea were, as it has given the Young Man immortality.

This point is an important part of the speakers' views as this is not
the first time we hear of immortality, in Sonnet 19, contains exactly
the same idea. Evidence of this is "My love shall in my verse ever
live young" re-emphasising this idea magnifies the speakers' theme of
immortality, that within literature you can be immortal. Although
within the fictional fantasy of immortality cannot be achieved within
literature, in the speakers' view it can be. As the person who wishes
to stay young can be described through literature and can be preserved
through literature.

Although, in contrast, sonnet 19 destroys an existing literal image of
the immortality of the Phoenix to further impact his point within the
couplet. This is shown by "burn the long-liv'd phoenix". This
substantially breaks down the boundaries within literature that such a
significant symbol could be broken and a new one created. This imagery
creates such an insightful view of how the man feels and although this
is similar to the idea of sonnet 63 the impact of this furthers his

The use of colour within the sonnet creates the sense of how age is
changing us and how it cannot be tainted. The use of "black…green"
creates the picture of black being dark and a colour which is heavily
associated with death. This...

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