Sonnet number 2 shakespeare
2. And dig deep trenches in thy beauty's field, dig deep trenches The besieging army would dig trenches to undermine the city's walls. But the reference may also be to furrows dug in a field when ploughing. 3. Thy youth's proud livery so gazed on now, livery uniform worn by servants in a nobleman's house. It could be quite sumptuous, if the nobleman wished to make a show of wealth.Shakespeare's Sonnet 2 with explanatory notes. The theme of immortality through children is continued. sonnet number 2 shakespeare
Shakespeares Sonnet 2: When Forty Winters Shall Besiege Thy Brow is interesting because it further expresses his desire for the subject of his poem to breed. This theme is introduced in Sonnet 1 and continues through to poem 17.