The Sonnets - Section 2 Summary & Analysis

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Section 2 Summary

Sonnet 9: Shakespeare tells his love that she can't love anyone else because she obviously has no regard for herself . He accuses her of being "possessed with murd'rous hate" for herself, and asks that she allow love to replace the hate and to have his child.

Sonnet 10: The poet fairly upbraids his lady, telling her she should realize that she can't love anyone else because she obviously has no regard for herself . He accuses her of being "possessed with murd'rous hate" for herself.

Sonnet 11: Shakespeare tells his love that she can escape age and extinction by having a child and passing her beauty and gifts on to her offspring. The poet observes that if everyone were like his lady, the human race would soon perish.

Sonnet 12: The passage of time, the day that slips into "hideous night," dark hair frosted with white, all remind the poet how quickly...

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