Shakespeare's Sonnets

Who does 'you' refer to in sonnet 55 line 3 (not marble, nor guilded monuments)?

I am a bit confused whether it is the poem or the prince that "You" refers to in sonnet 55.

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The poet never reveals who exactly "you" is referring to. It is a "fair lord". It is part of Shakespeare's "fair youth" sequence of sonnets (1-122) where he refers to a young man. Shakespeare was considered bi-sexual if not homosexual. Many critics believe that Shakespeare had a major thing for the Earl of Southampton to which these sonnets might have been dedicated to.

you refers to the poets beloved......................


eng.literature class 10th