Identify and explain the thematic significance:
- This work will be found to be lacking in prefatory sonnets by dukes, marquises, counts, bishops, ladies, and poets of great renown.
- This was the place we reached; the ditch beneath
held people plunged in excrement that seemed
as if it had been poured from human privies.
- This is the badge of false faith that I was found in there,
And I must bear it on my body till I breathe my last,
For one may keep a deed dark, but undo it no whit,
For where a fault is made fast, it is fixed evermore.