In ‘Sonnet 130’ Shakespeare describes his mistress’s eyes as ‘nothing like the sun’, this goes against the normal conventions of a traditional sonnet. This is because in a traditional sonnet the poet would praise the woman that he loved by telling us that her eyes do shine like the sun. He would use the word ‘sun’ to emphasise how important she is to him because everything revolves around the ‘sun’, so this would imply that his life revolves around her. Traditional sonnets were written by men to women who were unobtainable; the women were usually married or engaged. However in ‘Sonnet 130’ the word ‘mistress’ tells us that Shakespeare is married and is having an affair with the woman who he is writing the sonnet to.
Generally the love poem revolves around the feeling of love, the pain, the good & bad experiences in love & the ironies of being in love. But “Love Is Not All” talks only about love practically & do not want the person in love to behave blind & get into the selfish feelings. “Love Is Not All” is written gracefully & is very much focused on the title. The poet suggests falling into love because it is the most wonderful feeling in the world but also consider few facts to know the reality of that love before loving someone. “Love Is Not All” is a short 14 lines poem but is very effective poem dealing with the importance, momentary life & deepness of love.
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
The sooner people accept that we are all human, the better. Moving on, the author’s style was unusual, criticizing, and degrading, and the tone was less than likeable. However, it was a direct approach to displaying human faults and how people turn the other way rather than acknowledge them. Lady Montagu, clearly took offense to Swift’s poem and so, wrote her own riposte to put him down for writing such an unflattering poem. She certainly did not “pass in silence without matching wits”(292) with Swift.
What might be suggested by Shakespeare’s choice to begin and end the play in Athens? Annotated Bibliography: 1) MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM D. J. Snider The Journal of Speculative Philosophy Vol. 8, No. 2 (April, 1874) , pp. 165-186 Published by: Penn State University Press Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/25665868 I have chosen to use this particular article because it breaks down each setting in the book, fleshing out the different threads that hold the story together through careful analysis of setting.
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Chaucer may use this to prove, however, that charm and looks won’t get you everything you want in life. Another interesting type of humor Chaucer uses is his depiction of Alison as a victorious woman. In Chaucer’s time, it was very unusual for a woman to be cast in a positive light, yet in this tale, Alison is the one who wins above all others. The only bad thing that happens to her is that “Absalon kissed her nether eye” (Chaucer, pg 106), as opposed to “And so the carpenter’s wife was truly poked/As if his jealousy to justify/And Absalon has kissed her nether eye/And Nicholas is branded on the bum” (Chaucer, pg 106). John, Absalon, and Nicholas all received relatively strange and humiliating results, but Alison is depicted as the victor.
By the end of the poem he talks about how he loves her even though she may not be as beautiful as all the things he described. The main point that he is trying to make is that love doesn't have to be excessive, even with her imperfections, he still loves her. The poem starts off with him talking about his mistress' eyes. "My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun." Instead of being like most poets, Shakespeare says that his mistress' eyes are not like the sun.
He loves her but she cannot love him because she is going to become a nun and nuns are not allowed to have relationships. Rosaline is unobtainable, just like Juliet was at first. Romeo's words for his love for Rosaline are very insincere and he discusses his love for Rosaline using sad language "Aye me sad hours seem long", "In sadness, cousin, I love a woman." When Benvolio asks who he loves, Romeo does not give a straight answer but instead complains that she does not return his love "From Love's weak childish bow she lives uncharmed." Paris's love for Juliet is true love on his side but it is unrequited - he admires her from a distance and cares for her and he says when she 'dies' they he will come to the tomb and cover her grave with fresh flowers every day.
Thus there appears to be a darker side ( reinforced by the lack of a rigid metre) such as by referring to love as a ‘beggar’. The only time it is strictly kept to is in the 2nd stanza. Here the love Duffy talks about is seemingly perfect and romantic, such as when she describes the way she sees him as “like treasure on the ground”. The rhythm reflects this idea of putting a loved on a pedestal, a common convention of the sonnet form, and therefore the perfection of the relationship. Within ‘The Manhunt’ the structure and form also represent the type of love presented in the poem.