Whoso list to hunt, I know where is an hind,
*(Noli me tangere--don't touch me)
2) How does the speaker feel about hunting? Why does he go on with the hunt and what is his advice to the others?
3) If the deer or “hind” in the poem is really supposed to represent Anne Boleyn, soon-to-be wife of Henry VIII, what is the “warning” that the speaker is really giving?
4) What might actually be “her fair neck round about”?
With how sad steps, O Moon, thou climb'st the skies!
2) Describe the appearance of the moon.
3) What is the connection between the appearance of the moon and the thoughts the speaker utters?
4) Paraphrase lines 3-4 and lines 5-8.
5) Judging by what is said in the sonnet, what do you infer about the speaker's relationship with his lady?
Come Sleep! O Sleep, the certain knot of peace,
2) Literally, what are the fierce darts that Despair hurls (line 6)?
3) What might the metaphor "civil wars" (line 7) signify?
4) In what sense could sleep see Stella's image in the speaker?
5. Why is the speaker addressing sleep?