William Shakespeare's 'Shall I compare thee to a summer's day' is a very popular sonnet. It is about love, very much unlike John Donne's the flea, which is merely about sex. It is easy to see the love shown in this sonnet by a variety of quotes. 'Though art more lovely and more temperate', 'Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines', 'Nor lose possession of that fair thou owest', and 'So long as men can breathe or eyes can see'. Almost every other line there is a reference to the beauty of the subject of this poem.
With a closer examination it can be determined that Donne and Shakespeare have similar qualities in their writing. John Donne and William Shakespeare shared similar ideas to depict the theme of love in “Sonnet 18” and “The Good-Morrow”. Both Donne and Shakespeare used the concept of eternal love in their poems, but with slightly different perspectives. John Donne establishes the idea of eternal love by saying that his lover’s bodily fluids mixed with his create the perfect match. In other words, through coitus they become a whole perfect person free from death.
Moss is stating in layman’s terms that the beauty of the person is somet... ... middle of paper ... ...Moss’s poem the conclusion is less powerful, but he goes straight to the point by saying, “After you’re dead and gone, / In this poem you’ll live on” (lines 13-14). Moss’s poem holds the same deep feelings about this person’s beauty, but he states it in a less complex way. With the use of personification, diction, tone, and theme, Shakespeare was able to construct a poem where the narrator was admirable of his significant others’ beauty. This interpretation of Shakespeare’s poem “Shall I Compare Thee to A Summer’s Day” was supported with the analysis of the tone, theme, and diction. In addition, Moss’s poem, “Shall I Compare Thee to A Summer’s Day” helped reinforce some of the conclusions made about the interpretation of the poem because of Moss’s use of simple language.
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.
Shakespeare's Ideas About Love in His Sonnets The two sonnets Shall I Compare Thee and Let Me Not are by William Shakespeare. Love is the main theme of both sonnets. Shall I Compare Thee is written for Shakespeare's love, and it is more personal and cheerful. He takes apart the greatness of a summer's day and compares it to the subject of the poem, but the subject (whom we assume is a 'she') is always more divine and she is the most beautiful thing he has ever seen. The sonnet states that the subject is "â€¦more lovely and more temperateâ€¦" than the finest summer's day.
Exploring Love Attitudes in Poetry Introduction: The poems that I have chosen are: 'To his coy mistress' by Andrew Marvell. 'Sonnets 18 by William Shakespeare, and 'To the virgins, to make much of time' by Robert Herrick. All the above poems are poems about the subject of love. Each poem is very passionate and complex in nature when you initially read it for the first time and consequently they have stood the test of time and lasted hundreds of years. This portrays a conclusion to what some poets say because they express how the poems will last forever.
Through these lines Shakespeare further enhances the idea of the beloved being eternally beautiful. Shakespeare's sonnet, "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?" is a poem that enhances the idea of beauty higher then that of nature. Shakespeare uses what most would think to be flawless beauty, nature, and makes it seem dull compared to the beauty of the beloved. Shakespeare uses figurative devices effectively to enhance the idea of eternal beauty by comparing the idea that beauty in summer comes and goes but the beauty in his beloved will be preserved through the readers of the poem eternally.
Q. How does the poet 's love for the young man differ from his love for the Dark Lady? William Shakespeare, the immortal Poet and Dramatist, is considered to be the greatest English dramatist and poet. His writings include plays, comedies, historical plays, and tragedies and some numerous sonnets. He wrote one hundred fifty four sonnets during 13th to 14th century, which mostly discussed about his love towards the “Handsome Young Man” and “The Dark Lady”.
While both poems have a reference to a woman, they also vary in some ways. In “Sonnet 18,” the tone is all about love and the affection that Shakespeare has for his women. For example, Shakespeare compares a summer day to his women and says that she is “more lovely” and “more temperate.” The main reason he writes this poem is to
Sonnet 18 and Sonnet 130, by William Shakespeare, are two of the most well known Shakespeare sonnets. Both are similar in theme, however, the two poems are very much contradictory in style, purpose, and the muse to who Shakespeare is writing. Both Sonnets have different styles. Sonnet 18 is a much more traditional poem, showing the reader a picture of his muse in the most divine way. Shakespeare uses a complex metaphor of comparing his subject to the summer, but at the same time making it easy to understand.