Literature Annotations

Shakespeare, William
That time of year thou mayest in me behold

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Genre Sonnet
KeywordsAging, Death and Dying, Love, Nature
SummaryPicturesque autumn and evening imagery is an analogy for the changes that occur during aging. These changes are "perceiv[ed]" by one's beloved, whose love grows stronger in the face of the knowledge that death will come "ere long."
SourceThe Histories and Poems of Shakespeare
PublisherRandom House
EditionV. 2, Modern Library
Place PublishedNew York
Annotated by Chen, Irene and Aull, Felice
Date of Entry 08/01/93
Last Revised 05/07/01