Read "Sonnet 29" by William Shakespeare. Then, answer the question that follows.
When, in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes,
I all alone beweep my outcast state,
And trouble deaf heaven with my bootless cries,
And look upon myself and curse my fate,
Wishing me like to one more rich in hope,
Featured like him, like him with friends possessed,
Desiring this man's art and that man's scope,
With what I most enjoy contented least;
Yet in these thoughts myself almost despising.
Haply I think on thee, and then my state,
(Like to the lark at break of day arising
From sullen earth) sings hymns at heaven's gate,
For thy sweet love remembered such wealth brings
That then I scorn to change my state with kings.
How does the form of the sonnet impact the meaning of Shakespeare's poem?
O Repetition of the same lines throughout emphasizes the point that the subject of the poem is always going to be happy.
O Six stanzas break the sonnet into six different emotions that the speaker experiences throughout the poem.
There is no rhyme scheme or meter, which makes the poem seem like an informational paragraph about how to be happy.
O The shift and the couplet help to explain that even though you don't have money or fame, love is all you need to be happy.

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