Literary Devices in Sonnet 55

Literary Devices Examples in Sonnet 55:

Sonnet 55 1

"lovers’ eyes...."   (Sonnet 55)

In the final line, the “lovers’ eyes” represent the speaker’s own gaze—his love for the fair youth—which will live on past his death through this very sonnet. Additionally, “lovers’ eyes” refers to the archetypal lover: future lovers and readers of poetry who will encounter this sonnet and experience the fair youth through it.