My Mistress' Eyes Are Nothing Like the Sun Essay

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“My Mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun” Essay In the poem “My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun” by William Shakespeare the author contradicts himself by saying horrible things about supposedly the love of his life. But at the end he says he loves her just the way she is. I think that this is an anti-love poem because he uses many negative words in almost every line of the poem. However, he contradicts himself saying that he loves her. For example in lines 7 & 8 “And in some perfumes is there more delight than in the breath that from my mistress reeks.” He is saying that perfumes smell very good but at the same time he is contradicting himself by saying that his mistress breath smells bad not like perfumes. In line 9 & 10 “I love to hear her speak, yet well I know that music hath a far more pleasing sound.” In this line the author is saying that music has a better sound then his mistress voice. And he is also saying that her voice is ugly and not nice that he prefers listen to music then her voice. Another negative example is in line 1 “My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun;” in this line the author refers to his mistress eyes as ugly, dark and he is saying that the sun is bright and pretty. He is saying that the sun is better looking than her eyes. Almost the entire poem says bad things about his mistress but at the end, in lines 13 & 14 “And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare as any she belied with false compare” he contradicts himself by saying that he is in love with her no matter how insignificant she is. These are all good examples to show why this poem is an anti-love poem, even though at the end of it he says he loves her no matter what she looks like or how ugly she is. This shows many exaggerations the author used to make the poem
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