Shakespeare wrote some exquisite sonnets during his life, some about time, some about love, and some about missing loved ones. Sonnet 116 and Sonnet 138 are both about love. The way they both portray love is similar in many ways. For instance the way literary devices are used and the way love is illustrated using vocabulary. I will prove this is true in the following paragraphs Shakespeare uses a large variety of metaphors and similes.
.Shakespeare’s Love Sonnets Readers would find, that in comparing and contrasting two of William Shakespeare’s famous 1609 sonnets: “Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer’s Day” and “My Mistress’ Eyes Are Nothing Like The Sun,” one would find that both sonnets express his sincere affections in a delightful manner most readers would enjoy; however, most readers would find “My Mistress’ Eyes Are Nothing Like The Sun” more enjoyable. Both Shakespearean sonnets allude to the theme of love and beauty through use of metaphors to nature. Shakespeare’s conventional Shakespearean sonnet “Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer’s Day” is an ode, which uses a sincere tone which alludes to the mortality of his subjects’ beauty. In contrast, another sonnet of his, “My Mistress’ Eyes Are Nothing Like the Sun” is another ode, of which uses a mocking tone, parodying the conventional style of love sonnets. In this sonnet, he describes his mistress as flawed, but in the last lines of the sonnet, he declares that he loves her regardless of these flaws.
Philosophy William Shakespeare was an English poet that had different ways of expressing the feeling of love. It seems his philosophy of love was very basic and clear for us to understand, it’s a more realistic writings than theoretical explanation. He believed that love fix every problem in the relationship. Many of his sonnets basically talk about how love can reconcile all things no matter what the situation. No matter if the relation is good and evil; if in the relationship have lies or always speck with the truth, passion and deception.
Both poems generally give a positive overview of love; both poets suggest that love is never ending and can battle through bad situations. Shakespeare’s sonnet takes the form of argument, talking about the unchanging and eternal qualities of love whilst Browning’s sonnet is like a direct poem to her husband discussing the nature of her love for him. Shakespeare starts the poem by saying “let me not to the marriage of true minds” which sets the tone and exploration of true love. Browning starts by saying “how do I love thee? Let me count the ways!” She is suggesting that we can say that we love someone in many different ways.
All future remain will read about him and thus the beauty of his friend will be eternal.To His Love(Sonnet no. 18)by William ShakespeareShall I compare thee to a summer's day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate: Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, And summer's lease hath all too short a date; Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines, And often is his gold complexion dimm'd; And every fair from fair sometime declines, By chance, or nature's changing course, untrimm'd. But thy eternal summer shall not fade, Nor lose possession of that fair thou owest; Nor shall Death brag thou wanderest in his shade, When in eternal lines to time thou growest:— So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see, So long lives this, and this gives life to
The meanings were preserved in a very sufficient manner for example romance was very clear and filled with extreme devotion and ending with a pledge or promise for eternal love. In line 3 Shakespeare said: “Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May”. In Naeb’s translation, she was very clever in preserving the original meaning that Shakespeare intended to portray. Although she doesn’t mention the month of May, because of the different cultural climate she does a great job in making the reader feel that he/she is reading Shakespeare’s poem and at times even more beautiful than the original. A good example for that is line 7: “And every fair from fair sometimes decline.” In the translated text, Naeb doesn’t repeat the word fair twice as Shakespeare did but she shows supreme levels of devotion and shows a clear intention of deep love while keeping the voice of Shakespeare successfully.
Write about the different ways in which Shakespeare presents love in Acts One and Two of King Lear In more ways than others Shakespeare presents love as a necessary transaction between people, especially within family. In King Lear, love seems to be portrayed as something which can be used to manipulate or please someone for another person’s wishes. Furthermore, love is also used to emphasise the Machiavellian nature of certain characters, who wish to use it specifically to capitalise on some form of gain for themselves. Edmund is a prime example of this as is Goneril and Regan who both seem to bestow loving remarks towards their father only when it is for their benefit. Firstly, in Act 1, Shakespeare presents love almost like that of a business transaction between different people.
Romeo is a great reader of love poetry, and from the beginning we could see that his portrayal of love for Rosaline seemed that he was trying to act out what he had read about. When Juliet first meets him, she says that he ‘kisses by th’ book’, meaning that he kisses by the rules. This shows that Romeo’s kiss is proficient but lacks originality, and this is also reflected upon by his personality. When Romeo meets Juliet, Rosaline instantly vanishes from his mine, and in fact Juliet is far more than just a replacement; Romeo’s love for her is far deeper, more authentic and unique than the clichéd puppy love for Rosaline. Romeo’s love matures in course of the play, from a shallow desire to intense, profound passion.
Shakespeare & E. B. Browning are great poets of two different age. Love has been expressed in many ways in their works. But their expression style is different from each other. Similarities: The main theme of the poem is similar. They both are love poems.
The sonnet 116 written by William Shakespeare and published in 1609 is about love and the main theme is that love endures. The poet is a man who is describing love with a stately tone. Judging by the knowledge the speaker has about love, it is probably safe to assume that he is a mature adult. Throughout the poem, the speaker discusses how true love cannot have alterations, how love is comparable to a guide, and finally how it can withstand time itself. The first stanza in this poem is a quatrain and its rhyme scheme is abab.