What Does Shakespeare Sonnet 29 Mean To Me

452 Words2 Pages
Growing up I was homeschooled and not just school at home, but I received extremely restricted and censored schooling. Prior to eleventh grade when I dual enrolled at a local state college, I had only ever heard of Shakespeare. Like most people, I heard of Shakespeare’s most popular work, the story of Romeo and Juliet, but I never had the opportunity to read it. My parents believed it was sinful and inappropriate reading in their Christian household. Sonnet number 29 was one of the first works of Shakespeare I read in my course at the state college.
This sonnet stood out to me because Shakespeare is expressing a deep level of depression. I have dealt with depression and suicidal thoughts and attempts for years and it always helps to know you’re
Open Document