The Issues of “Sonnet 73” by Shakespeare

Provide your response to “Sonnet 73” by Shakespeare regarding the poem’s issues.

What can you deduce from this poem about the speaker and his frame of mind? Someone once said, “Youth is wasted on the young.” How might that witticism be applied to this poem? Why should a student whose major is, say, business and who has no interest whatsoever in literature be forced to take classes in which poems such as this one are studied? Shakespeare has been called surprisingly modern in his outlook. What about this poem would seem to justify that observation?