In line three of the poem the speaker compares the beloved to the summer day which is imperfect compared to the beloved. The summer is flawed in that it has "rough winds" which alludes to the idea that the beloved is perfect and is in fact superior to ... ... middle of paper ... ...of the beauty and love for the beloved. In line twelve "when in eternal lines to time thou grow'st." Summer will come and go every year but the beloved will always be beautiful this is an imperfection which is trait of summer only and the beloved is immune to it. Through these lines Shakespeare further enhances the idea of the beloved being eternally beautiful.
The next line suggests summer is short and ends far to quickly for most people’s liking. Shakespeare’s love could never end like summer does. He knows there is no limit such as time to his feelings and thoughts. Throughout the sonnet, Shakespeare combines personification and imagery to add to the effect on the mind’s eye and its view of his love. “Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines, / And often is his gold complexion dimmed” (Kennedy and Gioia) are two lines which show this perfectly.
In “Sonnet 18” the very first line is a simile: “Shall I compare thee to a summer 's day.” He is comparing a summer day to the beauty of his lover. There is also metaphor in this poem, when Shakespeare says “thy eternal summer shall not fade." He is saying the she will always look young to him and is comparing eternal summer to the girl.. Another device used in this sonnet is imagery. Throughout the sonnet, he uses imagery with the way he describes the summer day and the way he describes the woman’s beauty. For example, “Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May.” “Sonnet 130” also has similes and metaphors.
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.
Furthermore, spring is a season of rebirth in preparation for a flourishing summer. Therefore, figuratively, summer causes new love affairs to become unstable. In addition, “summer’s lease hath all too short a date” explains one reason why he is uncertain concerning a comparison of his beloved to a summer’s day, as summer ends far too quickly and he desires for their love to never end. The word “lease” seems to infer that summer is abiding by the agreements... ... middle of paper ... ...wning’s poem “How do I love thee” is more apparent and simple. I think her use of figurative language and imagery is still effective, although this particular poem doesn’t require very much analyzing to determine the conclusion of the poem, being that her last way to love thee will be in the afterlife if “God” allows her.
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.
Shakespeare’s “Sonnet 18” is simply a statement of praise about the beauty of the beloved girl; summer tends to unpleasant extremes of windiness and heat but the beloved woman is more lovely and temperate. Shakespeare deliberately chose nature to compare with love because nature is a lovely creation by God. Shakespeare uses a wide range of literary devices, such as personification, metaphysical conceits, anaphora, tone, imagery, and has recurring themes as well as motifs, to illustrate his darling’s comparison to a summer’s day. Some literary devices used are personification, metaphors, and similes. To begin with, Shakespeare sets up a contrast between the beloved and a summer’s day.
This poetic device frequently allowed readers to form mental images of the meanings Shakespeare was trying to imply. A major component that illustrates Shakespeare 's use of symbolism is the summer season. Throughout the sonnet, summer is recognized to be a vibrant, lovely and youthful season; but has multiple flaws, as it is not everlasting. Although the season portrays both good and bad qualities, Shakespeare utilizes the positive attributes to symbolize the beauty of the beloved. An example from the poem is, "By chance or nature’s changing course untrimm’d /But thy eternal summer shall not fade /Nor lose possession of that fair thou owest" (Shakespeare, 8-10).
In lines two and three, Shakespeare writes to the woman “thou art more lovely and more temperate: / rough winds do shake the darling buds of May” (2-3). You can see in those two lines that the poet views nature as harsh and unenjoyable, but contrasts his viewing of the woman as lovely and with more mild characteristics. After describing the qualities of nature and the woman, the speaker goes on to talk about the time given for these assets to last. The speaker believes that the “lease” which translates to “allotted time”, allowed for summer is not enough to compare to the eternal beauty of a woman (4)(Kastan 10). On line nine he talks about the time frame of the woman’s beauty, he writes “but thy eternal summer shall not fade” meaning that her beauty cannot be phased by time, unlike nature (9).
They also offer a chance to identify revenant symbolism, different metaphors and study how Shakespeare applies such literary elements inside of his poetry itself . In “That Time of Year Thou Mayst in me Behold” and “Shall I compare Thee to a Summer’s Day” Shakespeare uses each imagery and metaphors regarding nature, typically symbols representing beauty, using these to elaborate the negative arguments of his sonnets, specifically the unavoidable process of age and maturity, the coming of change and their endings. Shakespeare's main goal is to set an example for beauty and strength within the spirits of the dearest, or in humanity, instead. “Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer’s Day” is a literary work within which Shakespeare preserves and commends the wonder of the beloved, to whom the piece is aimed towards, by making comparisons between himself and the nature surrounding him, declaring him superior. 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”.