Sonnet 147 – William Shakespeare

My love is as a fever, longing still For that which longer nurseth the disease, Feeding on that which doth preserve the ill, The uncertain sickly appetite to please. My love is as a fever. It longs for something which takes better care of the disease. My love feeds on that which preserves the ill. The uncertain sickly appetite […]

Seven Ages – William Shakespeare

Summary The poet presents a human life in seven stages/ages. Beginning from infancy, life passes through childhood, adolescence, adulthood, mid-age, old age and finally the last stage. The world is a vast, vast, vast stage and we are all actors and actresses (does the poet mean that everyone is pretentious!) Some play a short role and […]
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