Shakespeare was obviously a very deep, passionate and learned
man; he was very open with how he felt and was able to express it in a way
that was very exact and easy to comprehend. In his sonnets, which,
to me, are like a little diary, he talks a lot about his life
involving his mistress as well as a male friend that he may or may
not have been involved with. In Sonnet 130 Shakespeare is talking of
his mistress, her faults and his feelings about her an her faults.
the duration of the piece is spent pointing out the faults of
this woman and how he thinks that any other man would be simply
repulsed by this woman.
I feel that the format of this Sonnet in terms of content and
Shakespeare's feelings served two purposes. He first wanted to convey
the image that even though his mistress was not as fair as one would
hope for, they seemed to share some kind of kinship or bond that no
other could share with him, not even his wife. It did not matter to
him that she was not as pretty but only that she is on the same
wavelength that he is.
Secondly, I feel that he is explaining the fact that he does
not necessarily want a "mistress" that is a knockout, and that all of
the qualities that other men see in women are not his own and in fact
repulses him. He says in line 13 that he loves the woman and that
is rare or extraordinary which I think simply means that he cannot
believe that he actually does like another woman that is not beautiful
to every extent but she offers something more than just good looks.