Analysis Of Shakespeare 's Sonnet, When I Do Count The Clock That Tells The Time

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What is time? Time is inevitable. It is a constant that continues on and on. Along with time comes change. As time goes on, change grows stronger. In the sonnet, When I do count the clock that tells the time, the persona discusses time in a sense of change. Everything around us changes. People change, animals change, plants change, the world changes, views change, and even society changes. When analyzing this sonnet we can see that the persona uses descriptive words to convey an image, symbolism and metaphors create a deeper meaning, and an original but unique rhyme scheme to create a relationship between the lines of the sonnet.
Body Paragraph #1 - Imagery There are many forms of imagery that can be seen when analyzing this sonnet. One form is the idea of harvest. This is referenced to in line 7 and line 13. “And summer’s green all girded up in sheaves...” “And nothing ‘gainst Time’s scythe can make defence...” In these two lines we see the persona talk about crops in the summer time and how they are tied up in sheaves. The in the winter, Time’s scythe kills summer by cutting the crops and harvesting them. Another form of imagery is the change of seasons from Summer to Winter and the change of time from Day to Night. The imagery of a change of seasons is located all throughout the sonnet and is used to support other forms of imagery such as aging from young to old. However, the imagery of Day to Night is located in lines 2-3. “And see the brave day sunk in hideous…
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