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Theme of Sonnet 30

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Sonnet 30, Shakespeare

This sonnet’s theme can be best stated as

A

the severity of life’s miseries are made bearable in light of the joy of close friendship.

B

all’s well that ends well.

C

without pain there can be no true joy.

D

Where there is true love, there can be no true sorrow.

E

the injustice of life’s hardships is balanced by the memories of life’s best moments.