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William Shakespeares Sonnet 73 That time of year thou mayst in me behold When yellow leaves or none or few do hang Upon those boughs which shake against the cold Bare ruind choirs where late the sweet birds sang In me thou seest the twilight of such day As after sunset fadeth in the west Which by-and-by black night doth take away Deaths second self that seals up all in rest In me thou seest the glowing of such fire That on the ashes of his youth doth lie As the death-bed whereon it must expire Consumd with that which it was nourishd by This thou perceivst which makes thy love more strong To love that well which thou must leave ere long Many sonnets written by William Shakespeare deal with tragedy love and death in sonnet seventy-three he focuses on death along with the signs of aging Whether or not he is the subject of the sonnet or an observer he expresses everything as if he were the subject Shakespeare was at an age in his life where he could relate to the sonnet which made the poem so much more effective The subject of this sonnet is being looked at and the observer comes to the conclusion that they see late fall twilight and a dying fire that is the observer realizes that the person is getting old and they will soon lose him Shakespeares way of reflecting the onset of aging and death is expressed through many literary techniques like theme imagery and wordplay The significant points that reflect the onset of aging and death are portrayed through the metaphors of a tree at the end of autumn and
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