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In conclusion from sonnet LXXXV we have learnt how Shakespeare has to battle with rival poets however his experience comes out on top and how it is useful to have knowledge and he uses that to his advantage and

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Introduction

Considering one or two sonnets in detail discuss Shakespeare's explanation of the experience of writing Shakespeare has written over a thousand sonnets and has grown in experience after every one. In many of his sonnets he describes how the voice of the verse can save you from the clutches of death and preserve your life forever. However as Shakespeare grows older and more popular his competition increases and thus puts more strain on his writing to come up with better sonnets. Therefore when he was writing about loves beauty he would sometimes get mind block and hence not create love metaphors as well as other writers. Sonnet LXXXV is a sonnet, which undermines itself simply by existing. ...read more.

Middle

Only those whose thoughts give the lead to what they say should be respected, and that seems to be the abiding message of this sonnet. When he goes on to say "others write good words" indicates that there is more than one rival poet attempting to secure the affections and patronage of the young woman. At this point Shakespeare has heart and effect on his side thinking about her is enough and a lot of poets have done a lot however his thoughts are worth far more. He then goes on to describe again how the "refined pen" will keep her beauty safe and is reinforcement from the description of the output of the "golden quill" and "precious phrases filed" by the "Muses" in the lines above. ...read more.

Conclusion

There is an implication that the rival poet's verses are empty because the heart does not speak in them. Finally he says how "in effect" has a suggestion that his dumb thoughts are of more value and more effectual than all the empty words of the rival's verses. In conclusion from sonnet LXXXV we have learnt how Shakespeare has to battle with rival poets however his experience comes out on top and how it is useful to have knowledge and he uses that to his advantage and says that thoughts are more powerful than words as there are no words to imply how gracious and truly beautiful she is. Therefore there is no need to write a thousand words as his thoughts portray it all. ?? ?? ?? ?? Nick Gibson Mrs Lambert Shakespeare Page 1 of 1 ...read more.

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