The line could be read as a sort of tetchy imperative - 'Die as a single person then, if you must be so stubbornly inclined!
While known as a playwright, Shakespeare also composed sonnets well worth their own fame.
His collection, Sonnets, published in 1609, contains 154 sonnets in total, almost exclusively about love.
With these articulate poems, Shakespeare formed a new sonnet form, the Shakespearean sonnet, having fourteen lines of iambic pentameter divided into three quatrains and a couplet and having the rhyme scheme ababcdcdefefgg.
But if he chooses to remain single, everything will perish with him.
Looke in thy glaſſe and tell the face thou veweſt, Now is the time that face ſhould forme an other, Whoſe freſh repaire if now thou not reneweſt, Thou doo'ſt beguile the world,vnbleſſe ſome mother.His state is now "like to the lark" (11), a simile with allit...Grade Saver provides access to 1215 study guide PDFs and quizzes, 9407 literature essays, 2423 sample college application essays, 424 lesson plans, and ad-free surfing in this premium content, “Members Only” section of the site!The window can be both a barrier to and a point of contact with the world beyond.If you die, as a single man, with no children, there will be no image to carry on your memory.He feels that "Fortune" (1) does not favor him, and that mankind, symbolized by "men's eyes" (1), looks down upon him.He feels all alone; he cries and vainly asks for help from "deaf heaven" (3), a spondee signifying that even heaven and God will not help him.For the ploughing imagery compare: Disdains = is contemptuous of.tillage of thy husbandry The farming and ploughing metaphor continues.unbless = make unhappy, deprive of fruitfulness, and the pleasure of being married to you.some mother = some woman whom you might marry and cause to be a mother. Ploughing the womb, (as the plough enters into the soil so does the man enter into the woman), and sowing it with seed (semen) leads to children, as ploughing and sowing the land leads to crops.