Poem Analysis: Sonnet By Billy Collins

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“Sonnet” by Billy Collins
In the poem “Sonnet” by Billy Collins, Collins criticizes the over-analyzation of poems. Poems are supposed to be read for the enjoyment of the individual, however some do their best to nitpick poems to their very backbone of meanings. Collins shows his feelings regarding the actuality of poem dissection through satire to bash on rules for formal poetry and context behind each word. Collins craftly structures his poems for the poem to not have any deeper meanings behind the lines in it. It doesn’t have to have much analyzing for the poem to be both enjoyed and understood. In the beginning of the poem, Collins satirically comments on the form of sonnet’s when he says, “All we need is fourteen lines, well, thirteen

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