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Teaching Sonnet 73

Sonnet 73

Sonnet 73, one of William Shakespeare's most famous sonnets, focuses upon the theme of old age, with each of the three quatrains encompassing a metaphor. The sonnet is pensive in tone, and although it is written to a young friend, it is wholly introspective until the final couplet, which finally turns to the person who is addressed (the "thou" in line one).

William Shakespeare
Public Domain

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

How are death and love related?
STANDARDS:
RL.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RL.2 - Main Ideas

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,3
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