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.
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).
The beauty, and Shakespeare’s love of it, will exist forever in the lines of the sonnet. Shakespeare effectively communicates the message of the sonnet through elaborate use of literary devices, mainly metaphors. He does not use any similes; therefore the comparisons he makes are not always apparent. One of the more evident comparisons can be seen in the very first lines of the poem. “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?/Thou art more lovely and more temperate” (Shakespeare 1-2).
This poem is all about Shakespeare writing about his beloved. There is controversy as to whether Shakespeare is addressing this poem to a man or woman - male romances were quite common during the Elizabethan Era. This sonnet starts off with what I would think is a rhetorical question: "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?" It is also a simile, because if you think, you are comparing the beauty with the summer's day, literally saying: "Are you as beautiful as the summer's day". The poet then goes on to say that his beloved is 'more lovely and more temperate (moderate and self-restrained)' than a summer's day.
The summer is inferior to the person being admired, and the speaker's love for this person is everlasting. If anyone has every experienced a beautiful summer's day he or she will see that the trees will shake from the wind. Leaves do eventually fall from the once lively buds of spring. Shakespeare also uses the technique of imagery to develop his idea of love in line three: "Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May." 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.
Shakespeare uses a complex metaphor of comparing his subject to the summer, but at the same time making it easy to understand. The poet goes as traditional as possible; his friend surpasses the beauty of summer, as summer will fade and turn to winter. Sonnet 130 is just as easy to understand as the former. The use of straightforward comparisons that go from line to line, instead of one metaphor elaborated through the entire poem, makes this sonnet quite different in style. Sonnet 130, in contradiction to Sonnet 18, purposefully branches off from the traditional romantic love poem for he does not describe the subject as a true beauty but as his true love.
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.
The theme of this poem is the infatuation with immortality that the speaker has and although it seems to be a love poem for his beloved there are times where it feels like the poem is about himself. This poem’s purpose is to display a no typical love poem as there are parts where the speaker seems to hold some resentment for his lover and sort of focuses on himself, his poetry, and his abilities. 8. The setting seems to take place during a warm, breezy, and typical summer day. The speaker seems to incorporate summer into his poem because it is currently summer for him.
The sonnet states that the subject is "â€¦more lovely and more temperateâ€¦" than the finest summer's day. Let Me Not is a philosophical interpretation of love, and implies that this is what love should be like. In the end Shakespeare almost dares the reader to challenge him about what he has written and declares that if he is wrong then "â€¦I never writ, nor man ever loved." The aim of this essay is to illustrate how Shakespeare express' his ideas about love in these two sonnets. Shall I Compare Thee and Let Me Not are typical Shakespearean sonnets.