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What is the main purpose of Sonnet 18?

The main purpose of Shakespeare's Sonnet 18 is embodied in the end couplet: So long as men can breathe or eyes can see, So long lives this and this gives life to thee. The sonneteer's purpose is to make his love's beauty and, by implication, his love for her, eternal.

So, who is Sonnet 18 addressed to?

William Shakespeare

Who is the speaker of the sonnet 18?

Transcript of Sonnet 18 by William Shakespeare. about the love that Shakespeare and the subject have, lasting and living forever. This alternate meaning is the same as the theme of this poem, immortal love. 1.The Speaker in this sonnet is William Shakespeare and he is addressing a woman in this poem.
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