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I Find No Peace Summary & Analysis
by Sir Thomas Wyatt

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"I Find No Peace" is a sonnet by the influential 16th-century British writer and courtier, Sir Thomas Wyatt. The poem's lovesick speaker exist in a state of utter turmoil, twisted this way and that by a love that's as painful as it is pleasurable. Through a series of paradoxes (such as burning with passion and freezing "like ice," wanting to die and wanting to live all at once), the poem captures love's complexity and its ability to completely overwhelm those it strikes. As with many of Wyatt's sonnets, "I Find No Peace" is an adaptation of an earlier poem by the 14th-century Italian poet Petrarch.

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