Spenser's Amoretti Sonnet #75 Question

posted by .

Here's the sonnet:
One day I wrote her name upon the strand,
But came the waves and washed it away:
Agayne I wrote it with a second hand,
But came the tyde, and made my paynes his pray.
5 Vayne man, sayd she, that doest in vaine assay,
A mortall thing so to immortalize,
For I my selve shall lyke to this decay,
And eek my name bee wyped out lykewize.
Not so, (quod I) let baser things devize
10 To dy in dust, but you shall live by fame:
My verse your vertues rare shall eternize,
And in the hevens wryte your glorious name.
Where whenas death shall all the world subdew,
Our love shall live, and later life renew.


Question; the speaker in this sonnet is mocked by the ocean for trying to do what? What is the speakers final conclusion on the situation?

Thanks for helping, if you can :P

  • Spenser's Amoretti Sonnet #75 Question -

    1 -- what happens in lines 2 and 4?

    2 -- what is he saying in the last 4 lines?

  • Spenser's Amoretti Sonnet #75 Question -

    In lines 2 and 4, the waves washed his Beloved's name away, and he's obviously in love with this girl, so he thinks that love triumphs over death. And the tyde charges him with vanity.

    In the last four lines, he's saying that our love shall forever live on, and later in live renew it's self, love triumphs over death.

    Right?

  • Spenser's Amoretti Sonnet #75 Question -

    She is the one who calls him vain. The ocean simply lets him know that nothing lasts in the sand.

    Also, that his poem will memorialize her forever. His poem isn't written in sand!

Respond to this Question

First Name
School Subject
Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. Sonnet 130 and sonnet 18

    Hi, I'm doing some questions about comparing and contrasting sonnet 130 and sonnet 18. Could you help me with this one question I would appreciate it. Thanks The diction of this peom is much harsher than that of the previous poem. …
  2. British literature

    compare and contrast the themes and strutures of Edmunds Spenser sonneet to william shakespeare sonnet 18?
  3. English

    Hi. :) What do the speakers of Sir Thomas Wyatt's "Whoso List to Hunt" and Edmund Spenser's "Sonnet 30" have in common?
  4. Poetry, Part 2

    One difference between English sonnet and the Italian sonnet is its
  5. Poetry

    One difference between the English sonnet and the Italian sonnet is its
  6. English: Amoretti LXXV: One Day I Wrote Her Name

    What are three questions asked in this sonnet. If you can help great! If not that's fine
  7. English12

    What do the speakers of Sir Thomas Wyatt's "Whoso List to Hunt" and Edmund Spenser's "Sonnet 30" have in common?
  8. English

    One way an English sonnet is different from a Petrarchan sonnet because an English sonnet contains A couplet < A sestet Give quatrains None of the above
  9. English

    Hello can someone help me come up with the central theme for sonnet 15 and 27 by Shakespeare and lastly sonnet 27 by Elizabeth Barrett... please and thanks!
  10. English

    Can someone help me come up with the a central theme for sonnet 15?

More Similar Questions