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1 William Shakespeare Sonnet 71 Geschke/British Literature Shakespeare Sonnet 71

2 What is the poet saying? Quatrain 1 “No longer mourn for me when I am dead Than you shall hear the surly sullen bell Give warning to the world that I am fled From this vile world, with vilest worms to dwell.” (1-4) Geschke/British Literature Shakespeare Sonnet 71

3 Quatrain 1 The speaker asks to be forgotten when he dies He suggests that he is leaving a “vile world” to dwell “with vilest worms.” Worms=death and decay Vile=disgusting Geschke/British Literature Shakespeare Sonnet 71

4 Quatrain 1 The word vile is used to describe the worms and the world The speaker does not think highly of the world Geschke/British Literature Shakespeare Sonnet 71

5 Quatrain 1 Death bell Rings to inform the world of his passing Vocabulary Surly—bad tempered, unfriendly, rude Sullen—showing bad temper by a refusal to talk; hostilely silent Geschke/British Literature Shakespeare Sonnet 71

6 Quatrain 2 “Nay, if you read this line, remember not The hand that writ it; for I love you so That I in your sweet thoughts would be forgot If thinking on me then should make you woe.” (5-8) Geschke/British Literature Shakespeare Sonnet 71

7 Quatrain 2 The speaker would rather be forgotten that cause sadness to this person Introduction of main theme Love I would rather you forget I ever existed than cause you any pain Geschke/British Literature Shakespeare Sonnet 71

8 Quatrain 3 “O, if, I say, you look upon this verse When I, perhaps, compounded am with clay, Do not so much as my poor name rehearse, But let your love even with my life decay,” (9-12) Geschke/British Literature Shakespeare Sonnet 71

9 Quatrain 3 The speaker asks to be completely forgotten. If you come across my poetry, do not think of me; rather, allow your memory of me to decay just as my body decays in the ground. Very unselfish Geschke/British Literature Shakespeare Sonnet 71

10 Quatrain 3 Vocabulary Compounded—mixture (his body and the earth will become one as his body decays) Rehearse—to practice something before performing Geschke/British Literature Shakespeare Sonnet 71

11 Couplet “Lest the wise world should look into your moan And mock you with me after I am gone.” (13-14) The speaker suggests that the world will mock and take advantage of his beloved because of his sadness. Is this how the world is? Geschke/British Literature Shakespeare Sonnet 71

12 How does he go about saying it? Poetic Devices –Shakespearean Sonnet Rhyme Scheme abab cdcd efef gg 3 quatrains and 1 couplet Geschke/British Literature Shakespeare Sonnet 71

13 Meter ´ ´ ´ ´ ´ No longer mourn for me when I am dead Iambic Pentameter Geschke/British Literature Shakespeare Sonnet 71

14 Symbolism “vilest worms” Death Geschke/British Literature Shakespeare Sonnet 71

15 Tone Sad Selfless Geschke/British Literature Shakespeare Sonnet 71

16 Theme Death? Love? Geschke/British Literature Shakespeare Sonnet 71


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