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He was blind He was disowned by his father for becoming a Puritan Decided at a young age to be a good writer, and accomplished that, yet in his poem he fears he has not accomplished anything(Allen, et al. 480).
How soon hath Time, the subtle thief of youth, Stoln on his wing my three-and-twentieth year! My hasting days fly on with full career, But my late spring no bud or blossom show'th. Perhaps my semblance might deceive the truth That I to manhood am arrived so near; And inward ripeness doth much less appear, That some more timely-happy spirits endu'th. Yet be it less or more, or soon or slow, It shall be still in strictest measure even To that same lot, however mean or high, Toward which Time leads me, and the will of Heaven, All is, if I have grace to use it so, As ever in my great Taskmaster's eye.
Rhyme scheme- a b b a a b b a c d e d c e 3 stanzas- two quatrains and a sestet. Metaphors/Similies- (Allen, et al. 482) Personification- (Allen, et al. 482) Conceit- comparison between two completely different things
When he travelled, he spent most of his time in Italy. He wrote Italian Sonnets. Met Galileo He was imprisoned after the restoration of King Charles II to the throne
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