The Sonnets - Section 6 Summary & Analysis

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Section 6 Summary

Sonnet 47: Although between the poet's eye and heart "a league is took," both senses help to keep his love alive. Sometimes his eyes feast on his beloved and bid his hear to follow, and sometimes his heart conjures visions of her when they are apart. Thus, she is never farther away than his thoughts can move.

Sonnet 48: The sonneteer expresses his fears that, in leaving his beloved for a time, she may be "stol'n" by someone else. He compares his love to a treasure chest in which, before taking his leave, he was careful to store all his jewels. But those jewels, or thoughts of love, are but trifles to his lady.

Sonnet 49: Shakespeare extends his fears about separation into a scenario of lost love, "when I shall see thee frown on my defects," and they would pass each other "strangely" and without the sunshine of love...

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