"Sonnet 29" is a famous poem written by William Shakespeare. Unlike most love poems that focus on the subject, “Sonnet 29” provides an exploration of the transformative power of love.

The poem follows the strict traditional structure of a sonnet, using a specific meter and rhyme scheme. Its inner structure is linear, showing the speaker’s progression from despair to a hopeful, joyful mood when he remembers his beloved. 

The speaker of the sonnet appears to be a poetic persona of the author. The poem is narrated in the first person. 

Due to the poem’s age, the language may seem complex and old-fashioned. Shakespeare makes extensive use of personification, as well as other literary devices such as metaphor, enjambment, and repetition. 


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