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Respond to prompt 1 OR 2
Prompt 1: Abstract vs. Concrete:
The speaker uses abstract concepts to describe an abstract concept (love). Choose two of the abstract concepts mentioned in this poem (the capitalized nouns) and discuss how the speaker connects each abstract concept to the concept of Love (ie, how is ideal Grace reflective of the speakers love to the receiver?).
Prompt 2: Form and meaning:
Is this sonnet Italian or English in construction (or a mixture of both)? Where would you place the poems turn or shift? Why? How does that turn or shift make the meaning of the poem?