Imagery in Sonnet 29

Imagery Examples in Sonnet 29:

Sonnet 29 1

"Heaven's gate..."   (Sonnet 29)

The speaker mentions reaching out to religion for redemption in line 3—“troubl[ing] deaf heaven”—but to no avail. The reiteration of heavenly imagery with “heaven’s gate” is significant: the speaker finds redemption through romantic love rather than conventional spirituality. In a sense, this elevation and deification of the love object can be seen as a kind of idol worship.