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Anthony Tseng Gloomy, dejected, depressed: All these are the psychological components that William Shakespeare implemented to the speaker of Sonnet 73. An understanding that time doesn't last forever and all of us will age with all the present of time. Thus he has accepted his fate, but needs us to feel what he believes and see exactly what he sees. Every year more time passes by. Each year we age a bit more. Annually also dies out, and then comes a new calendar year. An endless cycle of death and life. Represented every year by trees with yellow leaves. This is how the speaker has obsolete. Aged so much that "few do hang." Those leaves will be the very strands of existence a person has in this world. It's why people hold so dearly to the people they love, so that they will not lose them. But there is always the last fork in the road, and that's death. No matter how strong a man is or determined, passing will bring one's downfall. He will be shaken to death by the cold wind. How cold it's to die old while the person you love is young. The way he has to die before someone he loves. It is a sense of hopelessness, but a feeling that's dispelled from the "sweet birds" songs. Songs sang by his fan. Conversations that attract the essence of life back in to him. What more can you have, than for a Individual that cares. Without family and friends, solitude will blow off the "dim light," final gasp for life. Exactly like the sun setting in the west, an end to the duration of existence...