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That time of year is the English sonnet I chose written by William Shakespeare William Shakespeare was born in 1564 and died in 1616 He grew up in England When he had been kicked out of school he started writing plays performing plays and writing sonnets His literature is known worldwide Shakespeare discusses and elaborates about his love for the time of year between late fall and early winter At the end of the sonnet he shows how everybody must leave at one point behind what they really love in life by dying This sonnet consists of imagery personification allusion and some kind of metonymy Imagery is very significant throughout the sonnet For example When yellow leaves or none or few do hang Upon those boughs which shake against the cold Imagery is defined as the representation through language of sense experience These two lines show imagery by sense of visualization The falling and color changing leaves show how the season is fall The second sentence shows how a breeze of cold air or snow is shaking the branches of trees in the beginning of winter Another example is In me thou seest the twilight of such day In the second quote the narrator is feeling a sense of holyness inside of him The imagery is the sense of feeling something In these two quotes there were two types of imagery sense of feeling within a person and visual sense Allusion was expressed throughout the sonnet from beginning to end For instance Bare ruined choirs where late the sweet birds sang Another example of allusion is That on the ashes of his youth doth lie Allusion is a reference to something
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