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Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer’s Day? Essay

  • Submitted by: Trollahking
  • on April 14, 2015
  • Category: Shakespeare
  • Length: 320 words

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This poem is a Shakespearean sonnet which has three quatrains and a couplet written in iambic pentameter. ◦ rhyme: Is written in an end rhyme technique. ◦ personification: “Sometime to hot the eye of heaven shines,” (line 5) By giving heaven eyes, Shakespeare has given an inanimate thing human qualities. ◦ allusion: “Sometime to hot the eye of heaven shines,” (line 5) Heaven is a place of peace, hope, love, and can envisioned as a place of paradise after death. ◦ metaphor: The comparison between the young lady and a summer’s day is brought to our attention throughout the poem. He shows that the young lady is more radiant and her beauty is everlasting in comparison to the summer. ◦ theme: The theme of this poem is the interplay between time, beauty, and love. Shakespeare’s sonnets generally explore the relationships between humans and nature and the passing of time. 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. I think that if this poem were to be read to any person, they’re heart would immediately melt. I have found a second poem that reminds me of this poem and was intended as comments about this sonnet. It is by Sophie Rickman. This poem also reminds me of the internal love felt between two people...

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