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Shakespeare Sonnet # 43 Alyson Benitez. Quatrain 1 A: When most I wink, then do mine eyes best see, B: For all the day they view things unrespected; A:

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1 Shakespeare Sonnet # 43 Alyson Benitez

2 Quatrain 1 A: When most I wink, then do mine eyes best see, B: For all the day they view things unrespected; A: But when I sleep, in dreams they look on thee, B: And darkly bright are bright in dark directed.

3 Quatrain 2 C: Then thou, whose shadow shadows doth make bright, D: How would thy shadow's form form happy show C: To the clear day with thy much clearer light, D: When to unseeing eyes thy shade shines so!

4 Quatrain 3 E: How would, I say, mine eyes be blessed made F: By looking on thee in the living day, E: When in dead night thy fair imperfect shade F: Through heavy sleep on sightless eyes doth stay!

5 Couplet G: All days are nights to see till I see thee, G: And nights bright days when dreams do show thee me.

6 Theme The absence of a loved one disturbs the mind and sanity of a grieving individual causing an escape from reality through the dream world.

7 Questions Is the writer referring to someone who is dead or missed? Love or grieving sonnet?

8 Personal Response Difficult to separate reality from the dream world Beautiful references between bright and dark to set an emotion or mood for readers


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