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Tone in Sonnet 5
Tone Examples in Sonnet 5:
"Those..." See in text (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.