The sonnets to be read in this module are in three groups:
Since, however, the sonnets to not have a formal plot to follow and understand, there is no self-test for this module; as you read the commentary that follows, look carefully at the footnotes to your edition to be sure that you understand the images and the language of each sonnet under discussion.
- "Love and the Young Man," further divided into three groups dealing with similar subjects:
- Ideal Love: sonnets 54, 20, and 21
- Clouds: Sonnets 33, 34, and 35
- Flowers and Weeds: sonnets 69 and 94
- "Love, Lust, and the Dark Woman," divided into two groups:
- Petrarch Inverted: Sonnets 132, 130 and 138
- Dark Woman, Dark Sonnets: 147 and 129
- "That Time of Year"; a group of sonnets meditating on the passage of time:
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