Regarding the sonnet, I don’t think it’s one of the best i have ever read, granting that i’ve only ever read the prescribed anthology ones for my GCSE’s. Unlike Anita, I didn’t really find it confusing, more tiresome and samey-same. As it’s like many other sonnets about the death of a loved one or just death of love it’s self. After reading Mr Macknight’s commentary essay, I feel I have a greater understanding of what is expected of me when I am writing a commentary. I liked his essay as it was clear and always to the point, which drew my attention to the fact i have a tendency to ramble, especially over small details. Over all I enjoyed reading the essay and the accompanying sonnet, even if it did bore me slightly.


9 thoughts on “Sonnet”

  1. You skimmed over your “deeper understanding”. Is it similar to things to what we discussed in class? Or have you gained something else what you could share? 🙂

  2. i thought the exact same thing last year when we first did it but after we discussed it in class and found out what some of the things, such as the “tide” symbolised i thought it had a deeper meaning and began to enjoy it

  3. Yea, after discussing this sonnet in IGCSE class I began to like it better 🙂 But I’d like to know why was it boring to you. Were the expressions hackneyed, or did you seel lots of similar poems/sonnets?

  4. I don’t think the sonnet is about death in particular, except maybe about the death of this love? But I agree about the commentary being very concise and easy to read. Every sentence had a point and I think that’s something I have to learn. Also, Callam what do you mean by tide? What deeper meaning were u thinking of?

  5. i thought that the tide could be representing love or happiness and as the tide goes out so does his happiness, leaving him with nothing. It could also be suggesting that happiness is unreliable?

  6. well even if it was a she it would make no difference. What makes a woman’s happiness any different from a mans? nice 3 wasted comments 🙂

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