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Within the sonnets written by Spenser and Wyatt there is something called unattainable love The poet Petrarch first used this in one of his sonnets Unattainable love is a love that a person cannot have for a particular reason This love is very strong between the two people yet they cannot be with each other because of this particular reason In Edmund Spensers Sonnet 75 and Sir Thomas Wyatts Farewell Love unattainable love can be seen In this essay unattainable love will be compared between these two poems showing how it is used and when it is used In Sonnet 75 by Edmund Spenser we can see this literary device being used throughout the poem This sonnet is about a person who has just lost his loved one His loved one had died we dont know how but we know that she isnt alive and well This is the reason that these two loved ones are apart and thus his love is unattainable This poem was written to immortalize his loved one as he saw her In the first part of the poem he states One day I wrote her name upon the strand But came the waves and washed it away Again I wrote it with a second hand But came the tide and made my pains his preySonnet 75 Line 1-4 This shows how he really felt about his love He was hurting inside and he needed a way to show the world how much he really loved her thus writing her name on the sand This as you can see didnt work very well In the last part of the poem he writes why he has written the poem He says My verse your virtues rare shall eternize And in the heavens write your glorious name Where whenas death shall all the world subdue Our love shall live and later life renew Sonnet 74 Line 11-14 This shows
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