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  1. It is not clear whom the speaker is addressing to. It can be the youth of poet's time or even speaker's beloved. However it is clear that the person is beautiful and charming. Read summary of this poem.

    It is not clear whom the speaker is addressing to. It can be the youth of poet’s time or even speaker’s beloved. However it is clear that the person is beautiful and charming.

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  1. The ancient poetry was prefiguring the beauty of speaker's beloved. The old poetry described and praised the beautiful parts of body like lips, hands, feet, eyes, brows etc which speaker's beloved possesses. Read summary of this poem.

    The ancient poetry was prefiguring the beauty of speaker’s beloved. The old poetry described and praised the beautiful parts of body like lips, hands, feet, eyes, brows etc which speaker’s beloved possesses.

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  1. The tone of Sonnet 106 is excited and passionate. The speaker, in the poem talks about the beauty and charms of his beloved. According to him, poets in ancient times imagines beauty but could not see it in real. However that beauty is now mastered by his beloved. Read summary of this poem.

    The tone of Sonnet 106 is excited and passionate. The speaker, in the poem talks about the beauty and charms of his beloved. According to him, poets in ancient times imagines beauty but could not see it in real. However that beauty is now mastered by his beloved.

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  1. In the poem When in the Chronicle of Wasted Time' the poet uses personification for poetic effect. Here are some of the examples. "antique pen would have expressed". In this phrase, the poet is referring to the poets of old times. The pen is thus personified. "beauty making beautiful old rhymes". HeRead more

    In the poem When in the Chronicle of Wasted Time’ the poet uses personification for poetic effect. Here are some of the examples.

    • antique pen would have expressed“. In this phrase, the poet is referring to the poets of old times. The pen is thus personified.
    • “beauty making beautiful old rhymes”. Here the word beauty is personified. It refers to the beautiful human whose description makes the old poems beautiful.

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  1. Sonnet 106 follows Shakespearean sonnet form. It has three quatrains and one couplet. 1st quatrain: "When in the.....and lovely knights," 2nd quatrain: "Then, in the blazon.....as you master now." 3rd quatrain: "So all their praises.....your worth to sing:" Couplet: "For we, which now....lack tongueRead more

    Sonnet 106 follows Shakespearean sonnet form. It has three quatrains and one couplet.

    1. 1st quatrain: “When in the…..and lovely knights,”
    2. 2nd quatrain: “Then, in the blazon…..as you master now.”
    3. 3rd quatrain: “So all their praises…..your worth to sing:”
    4. Couplet: “For we, which now….lack tongues to praise.”

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  1. Following poetic devices/figures of speech have been used in Sonnet 106: Metaphor: It is a literary device that is used to make a direct comparison between two things without the use of as or like. In the poem, wasted time refers to history, wights refer to people, beauty refers to beautiful people,Read more

    Following poetic devices/figures of speech have been used in Sonnet 106:

    1. Metaphor: It is a literary device that is used to make a direct comparison between two things without the use of as or like. In the poem, wasted time refers to history, wights refer to people, beauty refers to beautiful people, antique pen refers to the old poets.
    2. Personification: It refers to the attribution of human characteristics to non-human things and living beings. e.g. antique pen refers to the old poets, beauty refers to human beings.
    3. Enjambment: It is the continuing a line after the line breaks. In the poem, the first sentence continues to several line.
    4. Alliteration: It is the repetition of initial consonant sounds in two or more neighbouring words or syllables. e.g.beauty making beautiful”, “ladies dead and lovely knights”, “praises are but prophesies”  “for wwhich now”.

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