My glass shall not persuade me I am old

Shakespeare, William

Primary Category: Literature / Poetry

Genre: Sonnet

Annotated by:
Chen, Irene
Aull, Felice
  • Date of entry: May-07-2001


The aging narrator identifies strongly with his apparently young and beautiful love. He also believes that the love within his heart keeps his beloved youthful. The sonnet considers how humans perceive the aging process in themselves by observing it in those they love.

Primary Source

The Histories and Poems of Shakespeare


Random House

Place Published

New York


V. 2, Modern Library