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Character Analysis in Sonnet 130
Character Analysis Examples in Sonnet 130:
"yet..." See in text (Sonnet 130)
The final couplet marks a turn in the poem that undermines the rest of the poem. While the reader has encountered an ordinary woman who is not strikingly beautiful (if anything she’s a bit grotesque), in these final two lines the speaker asserts that she is still “rare.” This turn suggests that it is her very ordinary, non-ethereal nature that makes her unique among the other sonnet subjects.
"ground..." See in text (Sonnet 130)
Unlike the subjects of most sonnets, this woman is not an ethereal presence that exists in a spiritual or otherworldly realm. Rather, she is a woman bound to physical reality.