Shakespeare's Sonnets By William Shakespeare Summary and Analysis Sonnet 148

Summary

In Sonnet 148, a companion to the previous sonnet, the poet admits that his judgment is blind when it comes to love. Again his eyes are false and misperceive reality, and reason has fled him: "O me, what eyes hath Love put in my head, / Which have no correspondence with true sight." Acknowledging the possibility that love metaphorically blinds his judgment, he then attempts to rationalize his predicament. How does the world know that what he sees is false and that what the world considers false is not really true? Although the poet admits his failings, nonetheless he cannot surmount his unhealthy dependency on the woman and his driving passion to rekindle their sexual relationship.

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