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GCSE: Shakespeare's Sonnets

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    Compare Shakespeare's Sonnet 12 with Shelley's Ozymandias

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    The first eight lines of the sonnet, describe and give many examples of the destruction that time has on the beauty of nature. In the next quatrain, Shakespeare has come to the conclusion that everything in the world eventually loses its splendour and beauty and will die. "Since sweets and beauties do themselves forsake, And die as fast as they see others grow." The sonnet ends with a rhyming couplet, which summarises and concludes the message of the previous twelve lines.

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