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Sonnet 142: Love Is My Sin, And Thy Dear Virtue Hate - Poem by William Shakespeare

Love is my sin, and thy dear virtue hate,
Hate of my sin, grounded on sinful loving,
O, but with mine, compare thou thine own state,
And thou shalt find it merits not reproving,
Or if it do, not from those lips of thine
That have profaned their scarlet ornaments
And sealed false bonds of love as oft as mine,
Robbed others' beds' revenues of their rents.
Be it lawful I love thee as thou lov'st those
Whom thine eyes woo as mine importune thee.
Root pity in thy heart, that when it grows
Thy pity may deserve to pitied be.
If thou dost seek to have what thou dost hide,
By self-example mayst thou be denied!


Comments about Sonnet 142: Love Is My Sin, And Thy Dear Virtue Hate by William Shakespeare

  • Gold Star - 141,834 Points Fabrizio Frosini (1/31/2016 8:38:00 AM)

    This sonnet continues to develop the traditional idea that was introduced in the concluding line of the previous one, That she that makes me sin awards me pain.
    The theme of the sonnet is that his mistress should replace the hatred that she shows towards him by pity, a word which traditionally covered a whole range of actions and emotions, from sympathy, to a mere friendly glance, a disposition to tolerate or listen to the lover, or the allowing of a kiss, or (rarely) sexual intercourse. Here the poet makes it clear that it is the latter which is preferable, and he deliberately swerves aside from the Petrarchan tradition by accusing both her and himself of frequent adulteries, and pleading that he has as much right to her body as those other men whom she seems always to prefer to him. But, he concludes, if she shows pity for him, it will stand her in good stead for the future, when she herself might need to be pitied and have her sexual desires gratified.
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Poems About Hate

  1. 1. Sonnet 142: Love Is My Sin, And Thy Dear.. , William Shakespeare
  2. 2. Poem (Hate Is Only One Of Many Responses) , Frank O'Hara
  3. 3. Sonnet 90: Then Hate Me When Thou Wilt; .. , William Shakespeare
  4. 4. Let Such Pure Hate Still Underprop , Henry David Thoreau
  5. 5. Hate , Stay out of my life
  6. 6. I Hate... , Dama Tristeza
  7. 7. Hate , Robert William Service
  8. 8. Love And Hate And You And I , Eman Awad
  9. 9. Hate , James Stephens
  10. 10. I Hate Myself , Elizabeth Castleberry
  11. 11. I Had No Time To Hate, Because , Emily Dickinson
  12. 12. The Hate That I Hate , Adalie Hettie
  13. 13. Hate Is... , Kev Elmer
  14. 14. All I Know Is I Hate It , Dan Brown
  15. 15. Dear John: I Hate Paper Cuts , Amberlee Carter
  16. 16. Hate Yourself , Kristin Loves You
  17. 17. Dont Envy, Dont Hate. , Courtney Kane
  18. 18. I Hate It , justine ahumada
  19. 19. 10 Things I Hate About You , nina komar
  20. 20. 0226 Self-Hate, Self-Love , Michael Shepherd
  21. 21. A Love To Hate , Lawrence S. Pertillar
  22. 22. I Hate... , miesha devres
  23. 23. 56 - I Hate Myself For Hurting You , nicola burkett
  24. 24. I Hate That I Don'T Hate You , Jordyn Heal
  25. 25. Sonnet Xlviii: Cupid, I Hate Thee , Michael Drayton
  26. 26. Hate Myself , Tears of sorrow ...
  27. 27. I Hate You. But I Love You , Scarred Unknown
  28. 28. A Hate To Hate , Hasmukh Amathalal
  29. 29. Mad To Love, Mad To Hate , s./j. goldner
  30. 30. Love To Hate And Hate To Love , Anita Clark
  31. 31. I Hate The Thought Of Hate Crimes , Joe Rosochacki
  32. 32. I Ate The Hate , Ben Gieske
  33. 33. 10 Things I Hate About You , Dana Gossman
  34. 34. Love And Hate , Elizabeth Eleanor Siddal
  35. 35. Hate , Victor Osorio
  36. 36. I Hate Diplomacy! .. , Cristina Geanta
  37. 37. Hate , Sandra Osborne
  38. 38. Do I Hate You? (Have I Ever?) , Fidelis Patronus
  39. 39. The Hate That I Loved , Reggie fambro mcclain III
  40. 40. Why I Hate Poemhunter's Googly Ads , Michael Shepherd
  41. 41. Hate - Mate , Herbert Nehrlich
  42. 42. Love And Hate Me , Fernando Alvarez
  43. 43. The Powers Of Hate , Vega Destiny Star
  44. 44. I Hate My Life , Just Another Poet Girl
  45. 45. Don'T You Just Hate It? , Linda Ori
  46. 46. Normally I Hate Sports , Michael Philips
  47. 47. The Destruction Of Hate-Murder The Beast , Melvina Germain
  48. 48. Daddy I Hate You , Ferret Girl
  49. 49. I Hate Secrets! ! ! ! , Konjit Berhane
  50. 50. Love/Hate , The Broken Poet
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