Vocabulary in Sonnet 19

Vocabulary Examples in Sonnet 19:

Sonnet 19 1

"forbid..."   (Sonnet 19)

“Forbid” is a strong command against Time. Whereas in Sonnet 18 the speaker passively claims the power of his poetry, here he inserts the subjective “I” to challenge personified Time. However, this strong commanding tone is immediately undercut in the following line.