The Sonnets - Section 4 Summary & Analysis

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Section 4 Summary

Sonnet 26: The poet addresses himself to "lord of my love" and declares that his poem is a declaration of servitude, or vassalage, and should be judged as such but not by its intellectual merits, or wit. It is not until he earns her respect, he says, that he may boast of his love for her.

Sonnet 27: When physically exhausted, the poet drops his tired body to bed. While he rests, his mind races with thoughts of his beloved. By day his body and by night his spirit find no rest for thoughts of his lady

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Sonnet 28: Completely lovesick, the poet describes how his obsession with the lady robs him of his sleep and makes each day harder as he becomes more tortured. Days make his sorrows longer and night makes his grief feel more intense, the poet says.

Sonnet 29: In an outpouring of self-pity, the poet imagines...

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