When I first read the commentary I thought I had the meaning of the sonnet straight away (a never ending chain of heart breaks that’s getting worse due to the poets advancing age). Mr. Macknight’s essay gave me an entirely different outlook on the commentary as well as the style of writing needed in a commentary. It was precise and to the point. There were no generalized statements or run on statements, it was more like state point => example=> explanation/analysis/comment. This essay had lots of different ways of analysis that he had mentioned in class before yet I neglected to follow such as details about the sounds when reading the sonnet and language used, which was also explained with great detail. Another thing I didn’t do in the essay was looking at the poem as a whole. Instead I merely explained parts of the sonnet while failing to link it to the rest of the sonnet, as opposed to Mr. Macknight who managed to efficiently link his points back to the sonnet as a whole. This has given me the idea of creating a basic template or list of ideas of different aspect that need to be mentioned in a commentary, I believe this would also improve my general level of analysis in English, giving me new points and outlooks to a text.