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Literary Devices in Sonnet 130

Literary Devices Examples in Sonnet 130:

Sonnet 130

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"no..."   (Sonnet 130)

The speaker negates the courtly love traditions out of which his sonnets arise by claiming that “no” red and white roses are present in her cheeks. This rhetorical movement signifies a break with the typical topic and theme of a sonnet.

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