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    Chronicles of wasted time refers to the poetry written back in ancient time by "Ancient Poets". It was usually written in the praise of beautiful ladies and knights. Sonnet 106 – When in the Chronicle of Wasted Time Summary

    Chronicles of wasted time refers to the poetry written back in ancient time by “Ancient Poets”. It was usually written in the praise of beautiful ladies and knights.

    Sonnet 106 – When in the Chronicle of Wasted Time Summary

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    On seeing the exquisite beauty, the poets of ancient times started describing it in words. They wrote about beautiful hands, feet, lips, eyes, and brows. However, what they described in their poems was merely a foreshadowing of what the poet's beloved possess. Hence poet's beloved has mastered the bRead more

    On seeing the exquisite beauty, the poets of ancient times started describing it in words. They wrote about beautiful hands, feet, lips, eyes, and brows. However, what they described in their poems was merely a foreshadowing of what the poet’s beloved possess. Hence poet’s beloved has mastered the beauty that ancient poets described in their poems after seeing beautiful ladies and lovely knights.

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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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