By Mark Jay Mirsky
Mirsky takes Shakespeare at his personal observe in Sonnet a hundred, the place the poet, tongue in cheek, advises his lover to treat "time's spoils"–in this example, "any wrinkle graven" in his cheek–as yet "a satire to decay." the relief is clearly double-edged, however it is additionally learn as a replicate of Shakespeare's "satire" on himself, as though to compliment his personal wrinkles, and displays the poet's purpose in assembling theSonnets to satirize the playwright's personal "decay" as a guy and a lover.
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The Drama in Shakespeare's Sonnets: 'A Satire to Decay' by Mark Jay Mirsky