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The Longevity of the Written Word As Interpretted By Shakespeare’s Sonnets

Since brass, nor stone, nor earth, nor boundless sea, But sad mortality o'er-sways their power, How with this rage shall beauty hold a plea. -- Sonnet LXV In this excerpt he goes on to say that by putting his feelings of love into prose it can outlast all of these seemingly timeless substances. He tells us that he feels no matter what the world does there will always be a timeless element to love. Another example of this is in Sonnet XVIII in which Shakespeare is talking about his Love and comparing her to a summer's day. The only problem with this is that a summer's day is not as "lovely and temperate" as his Love. It simply does not measure up to...

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