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Effects of Final Couplet in Sonnet 30

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Shakespeare's Sonnet 30, Shakespeare

The final rhyming couplet has all of the effects EXCEPT

A

to produce an audible sense of completion.

B

to suggest a sense of ultimate harmony despite first appearances.

C

to proffer the speaker’s stoicism as central to his contentment.

D

to reveal the speaker’s acceptance of his circumstances.

E

to produce a sense of comfort through compliance to strict metrical form.