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|Line 12 of Shakespeare's Sonnet 18|
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 21.0139 Tuesday, 30 March 2010
From: Bob Grumman <
When I started reading the notes I've made on Shakespeare's Sonnet 18 for the book on it (and poetry in general) I hope to put together, I found I can't quite figure out its 12th line: "When in eternal lines to time thou grow'st." The line preceding this is, "Nor shall death brag thou wandr'st in his shade."
I asked about the line at the poetry discussion group, New-Poetry, and got some good responses, but remain unsure about the line, so am repeating my question here. Any ideas about exactly each word in the line means? (i.e., I want more than the gist of the line.)
For a summary of the earlier discussion, go to Entry 122 at my blog at poeticks.com.
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