Tone in Sonnet 5

Tone Examples in Sonnet 5:

Sonnet 5 1

"Those..."   (Sonnet 5)

The speaker opens the poem with a reference to “those hours,” a stretch of time left unspecified. The speaker assumes the poem’s addressee, the beloved fair youth, knows of “those hours.” This gestures at a private space between the speaker and love object, creating an intimate tone.