The Definition of a Realistic Love

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Love can defined as many things. In the work “My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun” by William Shakespeare, he shows the rarity that is love has. Telling how there is no other love like his. In another work, “Digging” by Seamus Heaney is about his father digging for potatoes. Each piece showed the love in the words. Whether it was towards their love, or for their job. In William Shakespeare poem, he compares is woman to the others. He compared her to the fairest of them all. He showed the other men why he picked her. In Seamus Heaney poem, he writes about his father and grandfather work. The love they put into it. How both of them work. Making them the reason why he wrote about them in this poem. Both writers write about love. In each work, how they defined love. Love in each work is shown differently, but they still are displayed the same. The work and reason for the thing they love. Each work had a concept of love. In “Digging” is about work, and in “My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun” it is about his woman. William Shakespeare had a love that was rare. He writes, “I think my love as rare, As any she.” Even though the poem was a mockery to those that compare their love as the most precious in the world. He comments on his love. Saying that she is rare because everyone is unique in his or her own way. He knows she is not like the sun, the most elaborate hairstyle, or the rosiest cheeks. She does not have that hourglass figure or a model type body. We know that out love will not have the best features, but that is the reason to fall in love. Shakespeare writes that rarity is the reason his attractions to her, not because she is the fairest of them all. Shakespeare writes the things everyone do not wants in a love, “... ... middle of paper ... ...aste the Heaney and Shakespeare had was different from the others. Shakespeare described it as rare, and Heaney as, “I’ve no spade to follow men like them.” It is love. The thing they write, and love cannot be shared. The experience and stimulation cannot be shared with everyone, let alone another. They both encounter something that made them happy. It was not the best of the world; it was not the common usage, or the father path that brought them to their love. For Shakespeare, it was what made her different. It was the uncommonness of her. It was the thing that brought her to him, and did not bring her to another. It was the common attraction. It was not what he saw in her. With Heaney, It was what he saw in writing. It was the inspiration he found in the words. The main line of both works was love. The concept they saw driving them to a profession or rare woman.

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