Sonnet 29 Summary
William Shakespeare

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Sonnet 29 Summary

In this sonnet by William Shakespeare first published in 1609, the speaker's extreme anguish concerning his "state" piques his audience's curiosity, which is further heightened by the repetition of this word in lines 2, 10, and 14. Is he "outcast" because of his physical, mental, or emotional condition? his fortune or social rank? his rejection from a lover, or from society? his sexual orientation? It is tempting to read Shakespeare's own life into "Sonnet 29" and consider his...

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