Premium Content A Clockwork Shakespeare: Analysis of Time in Sonnet 12
By Nicholas J. Apke - November 28, 2008
William Shakespeare’s take on the passage of time seems consistently concentrated on its most destructive effects on the body. He obsesses over this ineluctable force across several of his sonnets, couching the passage of time with almost exclusively negative terminology. He resonates the same ideal in “Sonnet 12: When I do count the clock that…
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