Daniel states this thought when he says "Chastity and Beauty, which were deadly foes." Here Daniel says that his mistress is pure, innocent, and beautiful. He is asking the reader to find a woman that perfect. There also seems to be r... ... middle of paper ... ...false compare that their love is truer than his. Shakespeare does not need to falsely compare his woman to someone divine.
He seen the forced smile on her face, and understood her. Both poets admire female beauty but in two distinctive ways, in either case, they both came to the conclusion that there is more to female beauty. After all being pretty hurts. Works Cited McKay, Claude. "Bartleby."
This tone begins with a satirical approach to her philosophy which is too overbearing (for some people) and her ignorance towards the subject of marriage. The switch in tone is so powerful that it can change what the reader once thought of Dorothea, a woman of dignity, into a naive child. In the first sentence, Eliot focuses on Dorothea's facade which " had a kind of beauty which seems to be thrown into relief by poor dress". Throughout the passage Dorothea's beauty is masked by something, whether it be by a material object or one of her personality traits. The first example is shown here through this quote which is interesting because of the way the dress is related to her appearance.
We talked about writers such as Sidney, Marlowe, and Raleigh who all wrote about love and had their different opinions about it. For example, Marlowe wrote about wanting to get a woman to love and him and be with him forever. He wrote in a style that would try to woo the girl into wanting because of his profligate wording of her physical beauty. Shakespeare did not want anything to do with that. Shakespeare felt that a woman’s true qualities were derived from her character and what she had to offer other than her physical beauty.
Despite the negative connotations of his mistress, Shakespeare speaks a true woman and true love. The sonnet is a "how-to" guide to love. This poem speaks of a love that is truer than denoting a woman's physical perfection or her "angelic voice." As those traits are all ones that will fade with time, Shakespeare exclaims his true love by revealing her personality traits that caused his love. Shakespeare suggests that the eyes of the woman he loves are not twinkling like the sun: "My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun" (1).
While using “you” the speaker portrays and addresses his lover with unusual comparisons and with ordinarily undesirable. He describes himself more attractively and the fact that despite his superior characteristics, he still needs and loves her. Many of his comments are backhanded with double meanings. “Litany” much like Shakespeare’s, “My Mistress’s Eyes Are Nothing Like Sun,” mocks the perfection and romantic idealism of love. Through metaphors, an effective use of syntax, structure, and contrast, Collins effectively conveys humorous satire towards traditional love poems while describing a view of a perfect match.
Shakespeare's My Mistress' Eyes Are Nothing Like the Sun Many authors compose sonnets about women whom they loved. Most of these authors embellish their women's physical characteristics by comparing them to natural wonders that we, as humans, find beautiful. Shakespeare's "My Mistress' Eyes Are Nothing Like the Sun" contradicts this idea, by stating that his mistress lacks most of the qualities other men wrongly praise their women for possessing. Shakespeare presents to one that true love recognizes imperfections and feels devotion regardless of flaws, while satirically expressing his personal thoughts on Petrarchan sonnets. Through the use of comparisons, the English sonnet and an anti-Petrarchan approach, he creatively gets his point across.
However, it is misleading to suggest that Propertius equates women with pain. More specifically, he seems to equate a woman's unfaithfulness with pain. While he labours on and on about the joys of sexual love with a woman and his prowess at pleasing her, often no more than a line will pa... ... middle of paper ... ...stery, however, at the very least it is evident that their was inner strife among men when weighing the freedom of high-born ladies to engage in sexual romance with them, to their freedom to engage in it with other men. Bibliography: Fantham, Elaine. Women in the Classical World.
Shakespeare contrasts the love existing between the same sex versus opposite sexes to reveal the female friendship’s importance in love and virginity: the love between two females in friendship exists independent of outside forces, without domination or penetration, therefore providing the sole form of true love. The female bond between Hermia and Helena is based off of the females’ connection with each other. Looking solely at the language used between the women when in discourse, this connection reveals itself through their language’s mimicry. In lines 187-207, the woman replicate and rhyme their sentences with the other’s preceding one: “Hermia: I frown upon him yet he loves me still. /Helena: O, that your frowns would teach my smiles such skill.
(lines 2-4). In Griffin’s sonnet, we can see how he praises the beauty of his lady and her perfection with the use of figurative languages. Although the two sonnets seems to be similar, both admiring the beauty of their lovers, it is still apparent that the two women in the two sonnets are presented in different ways and the fact that there is a contrast between the two of them. The poem, Son... ... middle of paper ... ...the way how Griffin presents his lady may sound the world’s perfect woman. Nonetheless, because of his hyperbolical statements and exaggerations, it may sound perfect to its readers, but then again, the lady becomes an idealize character and her beauty is only artificial.