Imagery in Sonnet 19

Imagery Examples in Sonnet 19:

Sonnet 19 1

"make the earth devour..."   (Sonnet 19)

This is an allusion to the Roman god Saturn. In mythology, Saturn ate each one of his children upon their births because he was afraid of being overthrown. Shakespeare uses similar imagery in his play Titus Andronicus when queen Tamora eats her own sons.