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William Shakespeare's "Sonnet 18" has been a remarkably famous love poem from the time it was written. This sonnet is pure exaggeration of Shakespeare's feelings towards his beloved and his beauty and is expressed through various language techniques and strong language. It has a powerful theme of love and immortalization of the subject in this sonnet. The sonnet begins with rhetorical question where the poet uses a metaphor to ask "shall I compare thee to a summers day?" the rhetorical question directs the attention of the reader.
Sonnets: The Power of Love The majority of Elizabethan sonnets reflect two major themes: time and love. William Shakespeare, too, followed this convention, producing 154 sonnets, many of which deal with the usual theme of love. Because the concept of love is in itself so immense, Shakespeare found several ways to capture the essence of his passion. Therefore, in his poetry he explored various methods and used them to describe the emotions associated with his love for a mysterious "dark lady." These various ideas and views resulted in a series of sonnets that vibrantly depicts his feelings of true, undying love for his lady.
(American Writer). By frequently using the words “love and loved” it engraves the true depth of the feelings the speaker has for Annabel Lee into the the readers mind. Throughout the beginning of the the poem the speaker uses repetition to describe the love amongst him and Annabel Lee by describing her as “this maiden she lived with no other thought/ Than to love and be loved by me”(Poe3-6). As in the majority of stories, m... ... middle of paper ... ... to the statements of blame to the angels and adds to the theme of the poem. The theme of love and jealousy surpassing through time, even after death by repetition, mood and symbolism is shown clearly and is particularly effective with such moments of bright and dark moods along with complex moods as well as the deeper meaning of repetition.With all these outstanding characteristics it is difficult not to see the reasons why “Annabel Lee” is regarded to as a classic.
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