The Sonnets - Section 7 Summary & Analysis

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Section 7 Summary

Sonnet 56: The poet calls for a daily satisfaction and renewal of love, because the sharp edge of passion is softened only by the object it desires. But by the next day, its sharp edge returns and demands new satisfaction, as lovers who came each day to ocean banks to renew their love.

Sonnet 57: Like a slave who awaits the command of his master, Shakespeare says love makes him so complete a fool he questions nothing his beloved does whether she is near or far. Yet like a faithful servant , the poet is interested in his beloved's whereabouts and affairs.

Sonnet 58: The poet curses the predicament of being his love's servant with "th'imprisoned absence of your liberty," but asks for patience to forebear and to recognize that the waits and absences are worth the discomfort because of her love.

Sonnet 59: If there is nothing new under the sun...

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