Shakespeare's "sonnet 18" used various language techniques and strong language to exaggerate the comparison of his beloved to a summers day and also sustain his beauty. "Funeral Blues" by W H Auden, also uses strong language and literary devices to create a visual and aural imagery for the reader. The use of the powerful and concentrated language and literary devices, in poetry allows readers to sympathize with the poet understand love being expressed in an intricate way. Hence, it can be seen that poetry is the perfect vehicle for love.
During the Renaissance period, most poets were writing love poems about their lovers/mistresses. The poets of this time often compared love to high, unrealistic, and unattainable beauty. Shakespeare, in his sonnet 18, continues the tradition of his time by comparing the speakers' love/mistress to the summer time of the year. It is during this time of the year that the flowers and the nature that surround them are at there peak for beauty. The theme of the poem is to show the speakers true interpretation of beauty.
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
With this Shakespeare is telling us that though the winds of a summer shake the trees beauty, it will not shake the internal feelings of love from the speaker. Summer days are limited; they are short and soon will come to an end. Every year summer ends. Yes, it may begin again next year bu... ... middle of paper ... ...agree with the sonnet and its final couplet. This structure, along with the iambic pentameters stressed and unstressed syllables engage the reader on the argument Shakespeare reaches for everlasting love.
The beloved is greater when compared to a summer’s day as he enjoys an “eternal summer” whereas “summer hath only too short a date”. Thus, by celebrating and protecting the wonders of his beloved, Shakespeare has verified that attributes of ones beauty in humanity surpasses the transient beauty in nature. Sha... ... middle of paper ... ...Thou Mayst in me Behold” and “Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer’s Day” by William Shakespeare are a tribute to the strength, beauty, and endurance of the human spirit set against the fleetingly stunning nonetheless harsh nature. Shakespeare uses metaphors and imagery regarding nature to discuss the negative arguments of his sonnets like the inevitability of aging, as change and endings come. In “Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer’s Day” Shakespeare defies the restrictions of nature by protecting and showcasing the delicacy of his beloved for future generations.
In the first quatrain in sonnet 18 Shakespeare compares his love to a summer's day. He is saying that the one he loves is "more lovely and more temperateâ€¦". Shakespeare goes on to say that beauty sometimes declines due to chance or "nature's course untrimmed" and that beautiful things do lose beauty. However in the third quatrain he claims that his love will never lose the beauty by saying "But thy eternal summer shall not fadeâ€¦". The poem is concluded by "â€¦So long lives this, and this gives life to thee" which means that as long as the poem is read people will know how beautiful his love was and this keeps the beauty from fading or being less beautiful.
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.
“O my luv’s like a red, red rose that’s newly sprung in June” (Lines 1-2). These are the first lines of Robert Burn’s emotional and eloquent poem where he expresses his love for a woman. These first lines of this poem convey a sense of the emotions such as: Euphoria, excitement, and passion. These are a few of the emotions that a man in love expressed in his work, which also reflects in the overall theme of the poem. Another factor that plays an interesting role is how the poem gives of a sense of expectancy; it is as if the author was excited for what the future held.
Analysis of Shall I Compare Thee to a Summers Day, First Love and Let Me Not Shall I compare thee to a summer's day is written by William Shakespeare and it is about him describing a person. It is most likely to be a lover because he is using language which is more generally associated with love. In the first two lines he say's that "Shall I compare thee to a summers day?" He also says you are lovelier and more temperate. He is saying that you are even nicer than a summer's day and a nice person who is evenly tempered.
But later in line nine he expresses that the woman's eternal summer shall not fade. In line five and six, Shakespeare expresses, "Sometimes to hot the eye of heaven shines" (Shakespeare line 5), and "And often is his gold complexion dimmed." (Shakespeare line 6), by this He is referring that she can sometimes be too bold, but at times can also be too timid. Shakespeare further explains in line seven and eight; with time all things may fade weather by time or chance, but "Thy eternal summer shall not fade" (Shakespeare line 9), Shakespeare expresses the youth's summer will be eternal through his verse as depicted in later lines. Nor shall it lose its richly possessed beauty as He explains to you in line 10.