In this poem Shakespeare shows the beauty of this young women by comparing her to a summer’s day. In line 2, he states that she is more calm and beautiful than the summer, and in lines 3-6 displays some of the faults in summer. Such as the “rough winds” (line 3) and the heat. He also suggests that all beauty will eventually fade, except for the beauty of this young lady and that he will not die until her beauty is no longer there. This poem makes me think of the perfect summer day and it’s wondrous beauty, and thinking of the beauty of this young women who is more beautiful than the pure beauty of true nature.
The eye of heaven introduces the correspondence between personality and the higher spheres with equal case. The eternal summer will be created by the poet’s eternal lines in his poems. Even death will not be able to make him its victim. The poet will celebrate the beauty of his friend in his writing. All future remain will read about him and thus the beauty of his friend will be eternal.To His Love(Sonnet no.
Analysis of Shall I Compare Thee to a Summers Day, Shall I compare thee to a summer's day is written by William Shakespeare and it is about him describing a person. It is most likely to be a lover because he is using language which is more generally associated with love. In the first two lines he say's that "Shall I compare thee to a summers day?" He also says you are lovelier and more temperate. He is saying that you are even nicer than a summer's day and a nice person who is evenly tempered.
For instance, in line 10, Shakespeare says, “Nor lose possession of that fair thou owest”, which implies that it is important that she retains her beauty. Shakespeare, by associating her with images of nature makes her seem perfect and pure, because something natural is untouched, “Nature’s changing course”. But, like nature, the woman’s beauty can be dangerous, “Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines”, which alludes that her beauty and love can also be overwhelming, identifying the perils of beauty and youth. Shakespeare also acknowledges how it is inevitable for a physical change to occur as she ages, this can be understood from, “And every fair from fair sometimes declines”. This shows us, that Shakespeare, unlike so many renaissance writers, isn’t a complete romantic and idealist when it comes to love; he is realistic and pragmatic.
Compare the presentation of the poems’ subjects in sonnets 18 and 130. One way Shakespeare presents the subject on the sonnet is the use of nature. Sonnet 18 is all about how the subject is ‘more lovely’ than even the most beautiful of things – ‘a summer’s day’. The subject is compared to nature in a different way, but still in a good light. ‘By chance or by nature’s changing course untrimm’d; / But thy eternal summer shall not fade’, this basically means that summer will come to an end but their beauty will not.
There are no hints as to the identity of the narrator, but it is believed that the narrator may be Byron himself. The Title says what the whole poem is talking about in one line. In the poem "She Walks in Beauty" the poet admires the effortless harmony of a woman's beauty, and tells us that it's all about the perfect balance of light and dark in her whole face and figure. He never says he's in love with her, but we can guess that he's attracted to her after all, he can't stop talking about her hair, her eyes, and her cheeks. Gordon uses a regular rhyme to create a very lyrical poem as if it is a loves song.
I am writing this essay on the similarities and differences of Sonnet 116 by William Shakespeare and To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell. Shakespeare is overall explaining that love lasts forever, and nothing can change it. He also applies that they have all the time they want together. Sonnet 116 was written the fifteenth century, in the time where divorce didn’t really happen often. This may be why this poem is written like it is, compared to poetry written years after this.
Up to this day, marriage is still used in comedies as it gives the comedic effect to the audience. Additionally, Shakespearean comedy tends to end on a happy note, very commonly with a marriage, ‘happily ever after’ or a sudden realization of the whole conflict/situation. In act III scene II, the wedding day of Pertruchio and Katherina arrives. This is an important part of the play because the structure did not follow a typical Shakespearean comedy play as the celebration of holy matrimony, meaning creating and restoring peace after a mass of tension in the plot/storyline, typically happens at the end. Katherina and Pertruchio not getting married at the end is ambiguous because it suggested that Katherina might not become the ‘shrew’ as what Pertruchio wanted.
Also the themes of these two poems are the same. The difference between “Sonnet 130” and “Sonnet 132” is that in “Sonnet 130”, Shakespeare is describing how beautiful she is by comparing her to objects of nature, while in “Sonnet 132”, he is doing the same but he is not comparing her to objects of nature, and the fact that the mistress does not have any feelings for him either. (Felicia Jean Steele pg 1). “Sonnet 130” and “Sonnet 132” both talk about and describe the love of his mistress or “The Dark Lady”. In “Sonnet 130”, he compares the lady’s walk to a goddesses’ walk.
This makes me wonder if it is like that; if Romeo and Juliet it is a love story. That is the main issue of this essay. Harold Bloom wrote in his Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human that the love between Romeo and Juliet was “as healthy and normative a passion as Western literature affords us” (100). Being aware of Shakespeare’s knowledge of human being, I can not accept that he wrote the play, thinking that the love that the couple shared was healthy. To be a healthy love must be a true love.