Analysis of Shakespeare's Sonnet 65
The main theme of this sonnet is destructive power of time, how it destroys all earthly things.
In the first line "brass, nor stone, nor earth, nor boundless sea" can escape the ravages of time. In this line the Speaker used such stylistic devise as gradation: “brass, nor stone, nor earth, nor boundless sea”, it’s also a personification the materials of the nature.
Line 3 asks, "How with this rage shall beauty hold a plea," characterizing beauty as the plaintiff in a legal dispute
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