The Strategies of “Sonnet 73” by Shakespeare

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

The entire poem is organized around three analogies. State them in three succinct sentences. The three images in the poem are presented in a particular order. Do you see any reason for this order? In lines 3 and 4, what effect do the words “cold, Bare ruined choirs” have on the rhythm and meter? In line 2, what would be the result of substituting “hang” for “do hang”? What is the antecedent of “this” in line 13?