The color black is used frequently in the dark lady sonnets to characterize the woman’s dark identity. What other instances of color symbolism appear in the sonnets? Find at least three examples of color symbolism and explain them.

A: Shakespeare’s language is markedly tactile, imbued with specific imagery; thus, color (as well as sound, smell, feel) plays a major role in his poetry. Any colors may do in this essay, but in every case the student should use specific passages to support his or her claims.