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Justifying Mutual Deceit in William Shakespeare's Sonnet 138

- Justifying Mutual Deceit in William Shakespeare's Sonnet 138 A common conception of William Shakespeare’s poetry entails complex language and hidden meanings. Shakespeare is famous for his ability to author a web of images that creates layers of interpretations and understandings. In Sonnet 138 however, Shakespeare is more direct in describing his relationship with his lover by avoiding imagery and metaphors, explaining to the reader that this seemingly unconventional relationship is indeed justified....   [tags: William Shakespeare Sonnet]

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William Shakespeare 's Sonnet 2

- William Shakespeare just couldn 't leave the man alone. "Sonnet 2" is part of a 17-sonnet collection written to a young friend encouraging him to produce progeny. Also known as "the procreation sonnets" (Shmoop Editorial Team), the poet urges him to "marry and eternize his beauty through the engendering of children, [...] to conquer devouring Time" (Bevington 883). To attain immortality, to beat time, he needed to wed and pass his name on to an heir. This collection of sonnets appears to be written by an overzealous parent....   [tags: Shakespeare's sonnets, Sonnet, Poetry]

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Youth: Life at Its Peak in "Sonnet 15" by William Shakespeare

- As each day goes by the beauty of our vibrant youth decays and diminishes. In "Sonnet 15" Shakespeare refers to youth as life at its peak, however this precious point in our life is short-lived. Shakespeare speaks of youth as a single moment of perfection. He glorifies youth and alleges to immortalize it through his poetic words. He uses metaphors, imagery, and rhyme in a way to enhance the beauty and perfection of mans youth while in its prime. Through this he demonstrate the love and richness of youth despite the tole time takes on it....   [tags: Sonnet 15, Shakespeare, youth, ]

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William Shakespeare's Sonnet 18

- Keeping love alive is not easy. One knows that life eventually comes to an end, but does love. Time passes and days must end. It is in "Sonnet 18", by Shakespeare, that we see a challenge to the idea that love is finite. Shakespeare shows us how some love is eternal and will live on forever in comparison to a beautiful summer's day. Shakespeare has a way of keeping love alive in "Sonnet 18", and he uses a variety of techniques to demonstrate how love is more brilliant and everlasting than a summer's day....   [tags: Shakespeare Sonnet]

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William Shakespeare 's Sonnet 18

- One can believe that the symbol in this sonnet is the summer’s day representing a person that is too passionate like a man. In line 1, “Shall I compare thee to a summer 's day?” (Shakespeare 1). With this quote many can say that Shakespeare “Sonnet 18” will be about how he will compare someone to a summer’s day. One can believe that Shakespeare wrote this about a man due to the word “thee”. Shakespeare uses Old English with most of his work, in addition, Latin word is used in most Old English around the time Shakespeare used it....   [tags: Shakespeare's sonnets, Sonnet, Sonnet 18, Sonnets]

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William Shakespeare 's Sonnet 18

- William Shakespeare was arguably the greatest poet of all time, let alone of the renaissance period, and he certainly knew how brilliantly clever he was. Shakespeare wrote many sonnets which ultimately were callous towards their subjects. In addition to them being callous he also expertly used the final couplet to make him seem like he was a great poet whose writing was sheer awesome in the truest sense of the term, or to brag on his abilities in any way. Many, many of his sonnets show evidence of this trait....   [tags: Shakespeare's sonnets, Love, Poetry, Sonnet]

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Women in Shakespeare's Sonnet 130

- Women in Shakespeare's Sonnet 130 Shakespeare is expressing, though not in the first person, that he knows women are not the perfect beauties they are portrayed to be and that we should love them anyway. He uses two types of descriptions, one of their physical beauty and the other of their characteristics to make fun of all those ‘romantic’ poets trying to ‘brown nose’ the girls they like. One of the physical attributes, in the first quatrain, that he mentions is his “mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun,” meaning she has no ‘twinkle’ in her eyes....   [tags: Sonnet 130 Shakespeare Women Essays]

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An Analysis of Shakespeare's Sonnet 116

- An Analysis of Shakespeare's Sonnet 116 Shakespeare's Sonnet 116, denying Time's harvest of love, contains 46 iambic, 15 spondaic, 6 pyrrhic, and 3 trochaic feet. Like the varying magnitudes of stars that distinguish the sky's constellations, infused with myths describing all degrees and types of love, the spondaic, trochaic, and pyrrhic substitutions create a pattern of meaning that can be inferred by the discerning eye and mind. Shakespeare emphasizes his denial of the effects of Time on love by accenting "not" in lines 1, 2, 9, and 11, and "no" in lines 5 and 14....   [tags: Shakespeare Sonnet Essays 116 Papers]

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Free Essay on Shakespeare’s Sonnet 65

- Here's Shakespeare's sonnet no. 65. I'm going to (a) space it out and (b) add in a running commentary that might be helpful to suggest the kinds of reactions one might have in reading it. Let me know if this helps. Since brass, nor stone, nor earth, nor boundless sea "nor"="and not". A list . . . a slowly paced list. Of what sorts of things. what scope. what do they have in common?. . . Sentence is just beginning . . . But sad mortality o'er-sways their power, Ah . . . none of them last....   [tags: Shakespeare Sonnet 65]

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Midlife Crisis in William Shakespeare's Sonnet 138

- Midlife Crisis in William Shakespeare's Sonnet 138 William Shakespeare’s “Sonnet 138” presents an aging man’s rationalization for deceit in an affair with a younger woman. The speaker of the sonnet realizes his mistress lies to him about being faithful. He in turn, portrays himself as younger than he actually is: “When my love swears that she is made of truth / I do believe her though I know she lies, / That she might think me some untutored youth…” (1-3). “Sonnet 138” allows the reader a glimpse into the speaker’s mind, and what one finds is a man suffering from what is commonly known as a midlife crisis....   [tags: William shakespeare Sonnet 138 Essays]

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The Theme of Unconditional Love in William Shakespeare's Sonnet 130

- The Theme of Unconditional Love in William Shakespeare's Sonnet 130 'Sonnet 130' sounds as if it is mocking all of the other poems of Shakespeare's era. Love poems of this time period made women out to be superficial goddesses. 'Sonnet 130' takes the love poem to a deeper, more intimate level where looks are no longer important and it is inner beauty that matters. Shakespeare paints this picture using a wonderful combination of metaphors and a simile. He starts the poem out with a simile comparing his mistress' eyes to the sun....   [tags: Papers William Shakespeare Sonnet 130 Essays]

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Sonnet XX, by William Shakespeare

- Sonnet XX, by William Shakespeare, is fraught with wordplay and ambiguity. Shakespeare misleads the audience with variety of puns and double entendres. Due to the large amount of criticism this poem produces, it is necessary to analyze this piece twice: once from the perspective of a female attraction, and once from the perspective of a male attraction. Only when both sides of this equilibrium are examined can true insight be achieved. It is my goal to present the same mystifying experiences as Shakespeare: the initial debate as to whether this fair youth is male or female, and the ultimate debate as to whether our narrator’s intense fondness for this youth is the result of platonic love o...   [tags: Sonnet XX Essays]

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A Critical Comparison of Shakespeare's "Sonnet 130" and Elizabeth Barrett-Browning's "Sonnet 14"

- Petrarchan sonnets are like all the other typical sonnets in the early sixteenth which consist of 14 verses in the poem and 10 syllables per line. In comparison, they all instigate the traditional theme of love where women were admired and sometimes worshipped in order to express deep love that emissaries her beauty. However, Petrarchan sonnet could not said be too congruent to sixteenth style of writing sonnets. Nevertheless, they share identical theme in the sonnets which is the traditional theme of love where Petrarchan sonnets uses clichés in order to describe his mistress as “lucid gold” and her smile as “angelic smile”....   [tags: Sonnet 130, sonnet 14]

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William Shakespeare 's Sonnet 75 And Sonnet 116

- William Shakespeare’s sonnets are renowned as some of the greatest poetry ever written. He wrote a total of 154 sonnets that were published in 1609. Shakespearean sonnets consider similar themes including love, beauty, and the passing of time. In particular, William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 75 and Sonnet 116 portray the theme of love through aspects of their form and their display of metaphors and similes. While both of these sonnets depict the theme of love, they have significantly contrasting ideas about the same theme....   [tags: Iambic pentameter, Poetry, Sonnet, Love]

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Sonnet 130 By William Shakespeare

- ... Another mood would be mocking or making fun of. In the last line, Shakespeare says “As any she belied with false compare.” Shakespeare is mocking other poets and is showing that there are more realistic ways of viewing your love. Although one of the sonnets is bitterer than the other, both moods are about loving and admiring. In “Sonnet 18,” every line is about admiring is true love, while in “Sonnet 130,” the loving and admiring part comes towards the end, when Shakespeare states “And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare, As any she belied with false compare.” Both moods have their similarities and differences....   [tags: Shakespeare's sonnets, Love, Poetry]

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William Shakespeare 's Sonnet 130

- ... The author begins the sonnet with a negative description, cleverly depicting what his subject 's eyes are not. Right away we know that the woman being described isn 't the usual type of woman which authors of the Renaissance wrote about. Instead of a pale, nymph-like beauty from the upper classes, we are given the portrait of a woman who must work hard at the detriment to her appearance. For instance, considering that taverns for the low classes were likely not to have the highest sanitation standards, it 's little surprise that the mistress ' breasts would be nothing like snow, and instead are described as "dun" (3)....   [tags: Poetry, Love, Rhyme, Sonnet]

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William Shakespeare 's Sonnet - The Power Of A Sonnet

- ... The Shakespearean sonnet has the “rhyme scheme ABAB CDCD EFEF GG, forming three quatrains (four lines in a group) and a closing couplet (two rhymed lines)” (Sites). The issue of the sonnet is developed in the first three quatrains, each quatrain with a new idea appearing. Sometimes the first two quatrains are devoted to the same thought, followed by the final being the resolution to the poem. Most strikingly unlike the Italian sonnet, the English sonnet ends with a rhyming two-line couplet. The Petrarchan or Italian sonnet, named after the fourteenth century Italian poet Petrarch....   [tags: Poetry, Sonnet, Poetic form, Iambic pentameter]

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William Shakespeare 's Sonnet 130

- Shakespeare’s sonnet 130 is a sonnet much different than the normal love sonnets of that time. A well-known re-occurring them in Shakespeare’s sonnets is love. Shakespeare’s sonnet 130 can be interpreted many different ways. Sonnet 130 describes what love is to Shakespeare by making the poem a joke in order to mock other poets. In sonnet 130, Shakespeare spoke of a courtly love. Shakespeare goes against the usual style of courtly love writing in this sonnet. “In comparison to Petrarch’s Sonnet 90 and Shakespeare’s own Sonnets 18 and 20, Sonnet 130 is a parody of courtly love, favoring a pastoral love that is austere in its declaration, yet deep-rooted in sincerity” (Dr....   [tags: Sonnet, Poetry, Iambic pentameter, Meter]

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William Shakespeare 's Sonnet 130

- ... This sonnet was written during a time of love poems that expressed a mans unrequited love for a woman that he lusted after, and I think that Shakespeare was trying to make fun of the popular poems of the time by writing a parody love sonnet expressing his true love for a woman that is real in every aspect. This sonnet is still an inspiration today because of the honesty and realism displayed in it. Everyone thinks that they have to have the “perfect” man or woman to spend the rest of their life with, but in reality we all have our faults and someone that truly loves you, will love every bit of them....   [tags: Love, Poetry, Sonnet, Unrequited love]

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William Shakespeare 's Sonnet 116

- Gatenby 1 Trevor Gatenby Professor Grant Moss English 3620 27 September 2014 Shakespeare’s Sonnet 116 William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 116 has always been one of my favorite works because of the value he places on love. Although I have read this sonnet many times before, I was glad to see that it was a topic of discussion this semester because I wanted to gain a further understanding of this particular sonnet. This sonnet comes in stark contrast to the first 15 sonnets where Shakespeare insists that the young man should not be wasting away his beauty....   [tags: Love, Sonnet, Romeo and Juliet, Iambic pentameter]

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An Analysis of Shakespeare's Sonnet 73

- An Analysis of Shakespeare's Sonnet 73      Sonnet 73 by William Shakespeare is widely read and studied. But what is Shakespeare  trying to say. Though it seems there will not be a simple answer, for a better understanding of Shakespeare's Sonnet 73, this essay offers an explication of the sonnet from The Norton Anthology of English Literature:                 That time of year thou mayst in me behold               When yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang               Upon those boughs which shake against the cold,               Bare ruined choirs, where late the sweet birds sang....   [tags: Sonnet essays]

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Sonnet 75 By William Shakespeare

- Poetry is continously seen as a way of leaving a mark in various poems, especially those of Sonnet 18 by William Shakespeare, as well as Sonnet 75 by Edmund Spenser. Spenser states to his love, that his “verse your virtues rare shall eternize,” basically declaring that through his poetry she will live forever (Spenser 11). It seems vain of the speaker to say that his poems will live forever, since he seems to regard himself in such a high standard. Shakespeare was also confident of his skills, as proven when he writes; “When in eternal lines to time thou grow’st” (Shakespeare 12)....   [tags: Poetry, William Shakespeare, Philip Sidney]

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William Shakespeare 's Sonnet 130

- ... “Certainly Shakespeare was mocking the employment if a typical Petrarchan conceit, in which women’s eyes were compared to the sun, stars, and other heavily bodies : such expressions lose their subtlety of meaning with overuse and become clichés”(Gale 2003). In refusing to describe his mistress in the expected way, the speaker has also identified her as an individual with not the brightest glance to catch, but deeper and perhaps more profound. The comparison was not quite as unflattering during the renaissance as during the modern times....   [tags: Poetry, Sonnet, Iambic pentameter, Poetic form]

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Love in Shakespeare's Sonnet 138

- The Philosophy of Love in Sonnet 138                     Shakespeare was a superb philosopher, but in his sonnets, he was a philosopher of love.  Shakespeare sets forth the experiences of love and its torments fully within his sonnets.  The philosophy of love is that, love reconciles all.  Love is the evil and the good, the lies and the truth.  Love is all there is. It passion as well as deception and lies. "Sonnet 138", is a notable example of Shakespeare's philosophy of love.  Written as a dramatic monologue, this sonnet (also known as "song") is a lyric.  Like all sonnets, there are fourteen lines, with every four lines written as quatrains in a b a b format.  The last two lines are kn...   [tags: Sonnet essays]

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Warnings in Shakespeare's Sonnet 95

- Warnings in Shakespeare's Sonnet 95        William Shakespeare is the master of subtle humor and sexual puns.  In his "Sonnet 95," a poem to a blond young man, both are seen while pointing out a couple of realities about sexual sin.  He speaks directly to a young man whose physical beauty compensates for his lack of sexual morality.     Shakespeare would like for this young man to realize that his handsomeness is the sole aspect of his person that prevents absolute disapproval of his behavior in other people, and he also wants him to be aware of the ultimate consequences of his actions.  Through a clever use of diction, imagery, and meter in a typical Shakespearia...   [tags: Sonnet essays]

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Structure And Theme Of William Shakespeare 's Sonnet 116

- Structure and theme can hardly exist without the other in sonnet writing. Poets utilize (or, in some cases, do not utilize) the form of sonnets to make statements and further the effectiveness of their writing. Rhyme scheme, meter, and all structural elements become the metaphorical blocks for which compelling topics stand on. Although what the writer attempts to get across carries great importance, as does the form these words take on. Form, therefore, must contribute to the themes in different, but still necessary, ways....   [tags: Poetry, Rhyme scheme, Sonnet, Love]

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Critique of William Shakespeare's Sonnet 138

- Critique of William Shakespeare's Sonnet 138 In “Sonnet 138” also known as “When My Love Swears that she is Made of Truth” is a sonnet written by William Shakespeare, has many examples of literary elements such as personification and various types of rhyme. In “Sonnet 138” the author writes the sonnet in iambic pentameter and writes in an ABAB, CDCD, EFEF, GG rhyme scheme. The narrator also includes examples of connotation and denotation to help change the meaning of the poem. Throughout the sonnet the author obviously is an older man than the younger woman that he is dating....   [tags: Shakespeare, Poetry Analysis]

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Egotism and Love in Shakespeare's Sonnet 42

- Egotism and Love in Shakespeare's Sonnet 42      William Shakespeare's sonnets deal with two very distinct individuals: the blond young man and the mysterious dark-haired woman. The young man is the focus of the earlier numbered sonnets while the latter ones deal primarily with the dark-haired woman. The character of the young man and a seductive mistress are brought together under passionate circumstances in Shakespeare's "Sonnet 42." The sexual prowess of the mistress entangles both Shakespeare and the young man in her web of flesh....   [tags: Sonnet essays]

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Free Essays On Shakespeare's Sonnet 154

- Analysis of Sonnet 154 The little Love-god lying once asleep Laid by his side his heart-inflaming brand, Whilst many nymphs that vow'd chaste life to keep Came tripping by; but in her maiden hand The fairest votary took up that fire Which many legions of true hearts had warm'd, And so the General of hot desire Was sleeping by a virgin hand disarm'd. This brand she quenched in a cool well by, Which from Love's fire took heat perpetual, Growing a bath and healthful remedy For men diseas'd....   [tags: Sonnet essays]

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Free Essays On Shakespeare's Sonnet 65

- Analysis of Sonnet 65 Since brass, nor stone, nor earth, nor boundless sea, But sad mortality o'ersways their power, How with this rage shall beauty hold a plea, Whose action is no stronger than a flower. Oh how shall summer's honey breath hold out Against the wrackful siege of battering days, When rocks impregnable are not so stout Nor gates of steel so strong but time decays. Oh fearful meditation. where, alack, Shall Time's best jewel from Time's chest lie hid. Or what strong hand can hold his swift foot back....   [tags: Sonnet essays]

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Eroticism and Mortality in Shakespeare's Sonnet 73

- Eroticism and Mortality in Shakespeare's Sonnet #73 William Shakespeare's sonnet cycle is famous with its rich metaphorical style.  The depth of each sonnet comes from its multilayered meanings and images, which are reinforced by its structure, sound, and rhythm.  Sonnet #73 provides an excellent example.  This sonnet shows the speaker's agony over human mortality and, moreover, his/her way of coping with it in an effective way.  The speaker, especially in terms of his cognizance of time, experiences dramatic changes in two ways: (1) from time measured by quantity to time as quality,  (2) from cyclical time to a linear one.  These changes, manifested by a set of images (autumn, twili...   [tags: Sonnet essays]

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Free Essays On Shakespeare's Sonnet 55

- Analysis of Sonnet 55 Not marble, nor the gilded monuments Of princes, shall outlive this powerful rhyme; But you shall shine more bright in these contents Than unswept stone besmear'd with sluttish time. When wasteful war shall statues overturn, And broils root out the work of masonry, Nor Mars his sword nor war's quick fire shall burn The living record of your memory. 'Gainst death and all-oblivious enmity Shall you pace forth; your praise shall still find room Even in the eyes of all posterity That wear this world out to the ending doom....   [tags: Sonnet essays]

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Free Essays On Shakespeare's Sonnet 5

- Analysis of Sonnet 5 Those hours that with gentle work did frame The lovely gaze where every eye doth dwell Will play the tyrants to the very same, And that unfair which fairly doth excel: For never-resting time leads summer on To hideous winter and confounds him there, Sap check'd with frost, and lusty leaves quite gone, Beauty o'ersnow'd and bareness everywhere: Then were not summer's distillation left A liquid prisoner pent in walls of glass, Beauty's effect with beauty were bereft, Nor ir nor no remembrance what it was....   [tags: Sonnet essays]

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Essay on Shakespeare’s Sonnet 73

- Interpretation of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 73 Sonnet 73 is a meditation on mortality, and yet it can be interpreted in a number of ways. The first such interpretation is that the author of the poem is speaking to someone else about his own death that will inevitably come in the future. This interpretation has the poem focused on the author, and his focus and concern over himself. This makes him seem very selfish, because we are all going to die sooner or later, and it does not do any good to dwell on or complain about it....   [tags: Sonnet essays]

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Free Essays On Shakespeare's Sonnet 97

- Analysis of Sonnet 97 How like a winter hath my absence been From thee, the pleasure of the fleeting year. What freezings have I felt, what dark days seen!- What old December's bareness everywhere. And yet this time remov'd was summer's time,- The teeming autumn big with rich increase Bearing the wanton burthen of the prime, Like widow'd wombs after their lords' decease: Yet this abundant issue seem'd to me But hope of orphans, and unfather'd fruit; For summer and his pleasures wait on thee, And thou away the very birds are mute: Or if they sing, 'tis with so dull a cheer That leaves look pale, dreading the winter's near....   [tags: Sonnet essays]

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Free Essays On Shakespeare's Sonnet 153

- Analysis of Sonnet 153 Cupid laid by his brand and fell asleep. A maid of Dian's this advantage found, And his love-kindling fire did quickly steep In a cold valley-fountain of that ground; Which borrow'd from this holy fire of Love A dateless lively heat, still to endure, And grew a seething bath which men yet prove Against strange maladies a sovereign cure. But at my mistress' eye Love's brand new fir'd, The boy for trial needs would touch my breast. I, sick withal, the help of bath desir'd, And thither hied, a sad distemper'd guest; But found no cure: the bath for my help lies Where Cupid got new fire-my mistress' eyes....   [tags: Sonnet essays]

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Free Essays On Shakespeare's Sonnet 14

- Analysis of Sonnet 14 Not from the stars do i my judgement pluck, And yet methinks I have astronomy- But not to tell of good or evil luck, Of plagues, of dearths, or season's quality: Nor can I fortune to Brief minutes tell, Pointing to each his thunder, rain, and wind, Or say with princes if it shall go well By oft predict that I in heaven find: But from thine eyes my knowledge I derive, And, constant stars, in them I read suck art As truth and beauty shall together thrive If from thy self to store thou wouldst convert: Or else of thee this I prognosticate:- Thy end is truth's and beauty's doom and date....   [tags: Sonnet essays]

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Shakespeare's Rebuttal to Possibilities in Sonnet 96

- Shakespeare's Rebuttal to Possibilities in Sonnet 96       Shakespeare's apostrophic "Sonnet 96," one of the sonnets written to the blond young man, is arranged similar to a rebuttal in an argument or debate." In the first three quatrains, he describes several possibilities, such as the youth's winning nature and potential for mischief, only to refute them in the couplet." He begins with concise one-line points in the first quatrain, moves to a comparison utilizing the entire quatrain in the second, and transitions to two-line arguments in the final quatrain, evoking the idea of a logical, organized argument." Along with reason, however, are the romantic tones of the couplet, whi...   [tags: Sonnet essays]

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Shakespeare's Sonnet 18

- This sonnet is by far one of the most interesting poems in the book. Of Shakespeare's sonnets in the text, this is one of the most moving lyric poems that I have ever read. There is great use of imagery within the sonnet. This is not to say that the rest of the poems in the book were not good, but this to me was the best, most interesting, and most beautiful of them. It is mainly due to the simplicity and loveliness of the poem’s praise of the beloved woman that it has guaranteed its place in my mind, and heart.The speaker of the poem opens with a question that is addressed to the beloved, "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?" This question is comparing her to the summer tim...   [tags: Sonnet 18 Essay]

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The Sonnet Form and its Meaning: Shakespeares Sonnet 65

- The Sonnet Form and its Meaning: Shakespeare Sonnet 65            The sonnet, being one of the most traditional and recognized forms of poetry, has been used and altered in many time periods by writers to convey different messages to the audience. The strict constraints of the form have often been used to parallel the subject in the poem. Many times, the first three quatrains introduce the subject and build on one another, showing progression in the poem. The final couplet brings closure to the poem by bringing the main ideas together....   [tags: William Shakespeare Sonnet 65 Essays]

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The Tension between Beauty and Virtue in Shakespeare's Sonnet 95

- The Tension between Beauty and Virtue in Shakespeare's Sonnet 95      "Sonnet 95" of Shakespeare's "blond young man" sonnets depicts a tension-filled variation on the classic blazon. The poet seems torn between the "shame" (1) that taints his subject and the "sweets" (4) of the subject 's beauty. The initial imagery of a "canker" (2) within a "rose" (2) serves to set up the sexual overtones that dominate the poem, as well as to create the sense of strain between disapproval and attraction that heightens throughout each quatrain....   [tags: Shaksespeare Sonnet essays]

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Free Essays On Shakespeare's Sonnet Sonnet 107

- Analysis of Sonnet 107 Not mine own fears, nor the prophetic soul Of the wide world dreaming on things to come Can yet the lease of my true love control, Suppos'd as forfeit to a condin'd doom. The mortal moon hath her eclipse endur'd, And the sad augurs mock their own presage; Incertainties now crown themselves assur's, nd peace proclaims olives of endless age. Now with the drops of this most balmy time My love looks fresh; and Death to me subscribes, Since spite of him I'll lime in this poor rhyme While he insults o'er dull and speechless tribes: And thou in this shalt find thy monument When tyrants' crests and tombs of brass are spent....   [tags: Sonnet essays]

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Shakespeare's Sonnet 16

- Analysis of Sonnet 16 Sonnet 16 is a ravishing poem. It presents an argument that appears to be abstract or philosophical, not personal at all, not "interested" in the narrow sense. And impediment, which is generally required in a sonnet, is named by the poet only so that he may specifically disallow it. What shall we make of the contradiction. Let me not to the marriage of true minds Admit impediments. Love is not love Which alters when it alteration finds, Or bends with the remover to remove....   [tags: Sonnet essays]

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An Explination of Shakespeare's Sonnet 130

- “If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun” is a quote from Shakespeare’s sonnet 130 that compare’s Shakespeare’s mistress skin color to something that is unattractive for the time period of the sixteenth century. Shakespeare’s sonnet 130 ,“My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun,” mocks the traditional Petrarchan sonnet. It is questionable whether it mocks a certain Petrarchan sonnet or rather the whole idealized love object aspect of the Petrarchan tradition. Instead of being love sick and idolizing his lady, Shakespeare demeans his lady by comparing her to unattractive subjects by using similes and metaphors....   [tags: mocking, love, unattractive]

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Essay on Metaphors for Death in Shakespeare's Sonnet 73

- Metaphors for Death in Shakespeare's Sonnet 73 William Shakespeare's "Sonnet 73: That Time of Year Thou Mayest in Me Behold" is a sonnet that examines the fears and anxieties that surround growing old and dying -- a topic that resonates within us all. Shakespeare's use of metaphor to illustrate decay and passing are striking, and sets a somber tone throughout. He uses the season of Fall, the coming of night, and the burning out of a flame as metaphors for old age and death, and then uses the last two lines to suggest that we should love and cherish life while we can....   [tags: Sonnet essays]

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Essay on the Gift of Life in Shakespeare's Sonnet 16

- The Precious Gift of Life Revealed in Sonnet 16 Throughout literature authors attempt to control the passage of time through their works. In William Shakespeare's "Sonnet 16" he addresses this subject through the use of literary devices. These devices indicate how the progress of seasons cannot be controlled by words alone. The passing of time is displayed through paradox and imagery, but it is overcome by the ceaseless life of progeny, unlike the feeble words of Shakespeare's sonnet....   [tags: Sonnet essays]

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Free College Essays - Shakespeare's Sonnet 76

- Sonnet #76 Sonnet #76 is in the section of Shakespeare's sonnets generally accepted as being written to the "fair young man." However, there is no clear indication within this sonnet to identify its recipient. The form is consistent iambic pentameter with an abab,cdcd,efef,gg rhyme scheme. The basic argument of this sonnet is the power of the sonnet itself as a lasting expression of love. In the first quatrain, the poet questions himself about his poetic style. He makes reference to it being "barren" (unproductive, dry, lacking richness or interest) of "new pride" which is an archaic expression for "ornament." He questions the lack of var...   [tags: Sonnet essays]

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Free College Essays - Shakespeare's Sonnet 130

- Sonnet 130   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....   [tags: Sonnet essays]

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Love in Shakespeare's Sonnet 128 and Gibran's The Prophet

- Love in Shakespeare's Sonnet 128 and Gibran's The Prophet        William Shakespeare's "Sonnet 128" suggests a rather playful and sensual approach to love, while an excerpt on love and marriage from Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet has a didactic and intellectual tone. Shakespeare revels in lustful possession of his lover, but Gibran advises leaving space between partners in their relationship.   Well-endowed with imagery, Shakespeare's sonnet evokes the vision of a woman swaying back and forth playing a spinet, and the poet sitting back smiling and enjoying her movements, aroused by her music and charm....   [tags: Sonnet essays]

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Sonnet 138, by William Shakespeare

- William Shakespeare, born in 1564 and died in 1616, wrote one hundred and fifty four sonnets in his lifetime. It is said that Shakespeare’s sonnets from 127 to 152 discuss the Dark Lady. Shakespeare appeared to have mixed feelings toward this Dark Lady who was not a portrayal of his actual wife. (Absolute Shakespeare, 2005) This paper will discuss Shakespeare’s Sonnet 138, “When my love swears that she is made of truth”. This Petrarchan sonnet has the rhyme scheme of ABAB, CDCD in the octave and EFEF, GG in the sestet....   [tags: Love, Relationship Imperfection, Flaws]

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Sonnet 138, by William Shakespeare

- (Interesting hook) William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 138 depicts the relationship of a couple, who many believe to be Shakespeare and his mistress, a woman referred to as, The Black Lady. Throughout the sonnet the vast use of imagery causes the reader to imagine the sonnet as if it were a play where the characters are covered by a mask of lies. (Put a clever transition in here) Although Sonnet 138 depicts the speakers’ willingness to settle for false love and put on a mask, Sonnet 138 depicts a relationship that its very survival is based on this deceit....   [tags: Deceit, Hidden Appearances, Characters]

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Free College Essays - Shakespeare's Sonnet 147

- Sonnet 147 SONNET CXLVII My love is as a fever, longing still For that which longer nurseth the disease, Feeding on that which doth preserve the ill, The uncertain sickly appetite to please. My reason, the physician to my love, Angry that his prescriptions are not kept, Hath left me, and I desperate now approve Desire is death, which physic did except. Past cure I am, now reason is past care, And frantic-mad with evermore unrest; My thoughts and my discourse as madmen's are, At random from the truth vainly express'd; For I have sworn thee fair and thought thee bright, Who art as black as hell, as dark as night....   [tags: Sonnet essays]

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Analysis of Shakespeare Sonnet 12

- The passage of time is a popular theme amongst Shakespeare’s sonnets more specifically in Sonnet 12. In Sonnet 12 Shakespeare speaks about seasons changing and objects dying all as time passes without pause. Event after event happens in a cycle with birth being the start and death being the end and everyone is a part of it. It is also important to note that this being Sonnet 12 is significant in that there are twelve hours in a day, twelve hours in a night, and twelve months in a year which plays into the theme of time....   [tags: seasons, dying, twelve, imagery]

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Death in the Twelfth Sonnet by William Shakespeare

- In a modern age with modern medicine, the young don’t often think of death. That prospect is years away and nothing to worry about for most. As a result, the young seldom think, and rarely, if ever, write about death. It becomes quickly apparent then, that William Shakespeare lived in a different era. Many of his earliest sonnets address and contemplate death, but why. Shakespeare lived in Elizabethan England at a time where the bubonic plague was still leaving its mark. A time where it was not common for people to live past what we consider middle age (Alchin)....   [tags: death, life, youth]

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Free College Essays - Analysis of Shakespeare's Sonnet 75

- Analysis of Sonnet 75 SONNET 75 So are you to my thoughts as food to life, Or as sweet-season'd showers are to the ground; And for the peace of you I hold such strife As 'twixt a miser and his wealth is found; Now proud as an enjoyer and anon Doubting the filching age will steal his treasure, Now counting best to be with you alone, Then better'd that the world may see my pleasure; Sometime all full with feasting on your sight And by and by clean starved for a look; Possessing or pursuing no delight, Save what is had or must from you be took....   [tags: Sonnet essays]

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Physicality and Emotional Attachment in Shakespeare's Sonnet 46

- Physicality and Emotional Attachment in Shakespeare's Sonnet 46      In "Sonnet 46" of his works about the blond young man, William Shakespeare presents a unique view on the classic debate about physical lust versus emotional love. The poet struggles to decide if his feelings are based upon superficial desire and infatuation, represented by the "eye" (1), or true love independent of the physical world, symbolized by the "heart" (1). With a deft movement from violent imagery in the first two lines to the civilized language of law, Shakespeare dismisses the commonly accepted view of a battle between the eye and the heart.  The diction of warfare denotes two very separate alien side...   [tags: Sonnet essays]

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Sonnet 55 By William Shakespeare

- ... In Elizabethan England the word "sluttish" could describe either a sexually promiscuous woman or a grubby, unkempt woman. Here Shakespeare personifies Time as the latter. The speaker tells us that instead the subject “shall shine” (line 3) in this poem, brighter than they would at any memorial. Shakespeare’s repetition of the letter “s” in line three draws attention to the earlier mentioned phrase, allowing the reader to create an image of this unnamed honourable figure the speaker is paying respect to....   [tags: Madrid Metro, Metropolitana di Napoli]

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Analysis of Shakespeare's Sonnet 20

- Analysis of Shakespeare's Sonnet 20 Sonnet 20 appears to be about an affectionate love that the speaker develops for an unnamed man. He describes the man as having a woman's face that Nature painted with its own hand. The speaker calls this admired person his "master mistress." He goes on to say that this man has the gentle heart of a woman but is not inconsistent as is the way with women. He has eyes that are brighter than the eyes of any women. His eyes are so true and sincere that they light up every object that they look upon....   [tags: Papers Shakespeare Sonnets Essays]

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Homosexual Desire in Shakespeare's Sonnet 20 and Byron's To Thyrza

- Homosexual Desire in Shakespeare's Sonnet 20 and Byron's To Thyrza   Crompton states in his epilogue "...diverse sexual lifestyles still arouse apprehension even when they threaten no direct harm to others. In this particular matter, our culture faces business unfinished by the Enlightenment" (381). Examining Byron and Shakespeare's poetry, opens a window to the prevailing sexual attitude of late eighteenth and early nineteenth century and defines more clearly the intent of these poets. A sexual metamorphosis involving the realization of homosexual desires and nonconventional erotic preferences occurs in both Lord Byron's "To Thyrza" and William Shakespeare's "Sonnet 20", but the poets,...   [tags: Sonnet essays]

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Free Essays On Shakespeare's Sonnet 118

- Analysis of Sonnet 118 Like as, to make our appetites more keen, With eager compounds we our palate urge; As to prevent our maladies unseen We sicken to shun sickness when we purge: Even so, being full of your ne'er cloying sweetness, To bitter sauces did I frame my feeding; And, sick of welfare, found a kind of meetness To be diseas'd ere that there was true needing.j Thus policy in love, to anticipate The ills that were not, grew to faults assur'd, And brought to medicine a healthful state Which, rank of goodness, would by ill be cur'd: But thence I learn, and find the lesson true, Drugs poison him that so fell sick of you....   [tags: Sonnet essays]

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Critical Analysis of Sonnet 29 by William Shakespeare

- Critical Analysis of Sonnet 29 by William Shakespeare William Shakespeare (1564-1616) lived in a time of religious turbulence. During the Renaissance people began to move away from the Church. Authors began to focus on the morals of the individual and on less lofty ideals than those of the Middle Ages. Shakespeare wrote one-hundred fifty-four sonnets during his lifetime. Within these sonnets he largely explored romantic love, not the love of God. In Sonnet 29 Shakespeare uses specific word choice and rhyme to show the reader that it is easy to be hopeful when life is going well, but love is always there, for rich and poor alike, even when religion fails....   [tags: Shakespeare, literary analysis, poetry]

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Life Struggling Against Death in Shakespeare's Sixtieth Sonnet (Sonnet 60)

- Life Struggling Against Death in Shakespeare's Sixtieth Sonnet (Sonnet 60) Shakespeare's sixtieth sonnet is probably addressed to the same young, male friend to whom most or all of the earlier sonnets are said to be addressed. The sonnet does not specify this, however, so it could be to anyone or everyone. The theme is certainly universal; time steals human life away, but poetry is immortal. The poet uses diction and imagery to paint a picture of life struggling against death and losing.             The speaker of the sonnet tells the audience in the first quatrain that human life is fleeting....   [tags: Sonnet Essays]

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William Shakespeare's Sonnet #55

- William Shakespeare’s Sonnet #55 is a Shakespearian sonnet. It contains three quatrains, or four line stanzas, and ends with a couplet. The poem is written in iambic pentameter William Shakespeare’s Sonnet #55 is a Shakespearian sonnet. It contains three quatrains, or four line stanzas, and ends with a couplet. The poem is written in iambic pentameter. The speaker is the older man. This is the same speaker in many of Shakespeare’s sonnets. In this sonnet the speaker is telling the young man, beautiful, male addressee that he is not sharing his beauty with the world, but is selfishly keeping it all to himself....   [tags: English Literature Shakespeare Shakespearian]

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The Death of Creative Power in Sonnet 73

- The Death of Creative Power in Sonnet 73 Most of the 127 sonnets Shakespeare wrote to one of his close male friends are united by the theme of the overwhelming, destructive power of time, and the counterbalancing power of love and poetry to create and preserve beauty. Sonnet 73 is no different, but it does present an intriguing twist on this theme. Most of these sonnets address the youth and beauty of his male friend, as well as poetry's power to immortalize them, but number 73 addresses the author's own mortality and the friend's love for him....   [tags: Shakespeare Sonnet 73]

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William Shakespeare 's The Sonnet

- ... In Sonnet 138, the couplet “Therefore I lie with her and she with me,/ And in our faults by lies we flattered be.” shows that regardless of the discussion about their flaws above, the speaker and his mistress are satisfied with each other’s company, which is the most meaningful idea of the whole poem. Comparing with other verse forms such as free verse and blank verse, sonnet follows a stricter structure and has a musical effect because of the rhyme scheme. Shakespearean sonnet usually follows the end-rhymed rhyme scheme of a-b-a-b, c-d-c-d, e-f-e-f, g-g, which separates the poem into three quatrains and one couplet but still creates connections between different lines....   [tags: Poetry, Poetic form, Iambic pentameter]

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Analyzing Shakespearean Sonnet

- Analyzing Shakespearean Sonnet William Shakespeare's sonnet, That Time of Year Thou Mayst in Me Behold emphasizes that death is upon us stressing on the importance of love. By using metaphors he relates death to nature. Using symbolism of autumn leaves, twilight and glowing fire evolving to one conclusion awaiting death. By using Iambic meter he is showing a rising effect to get to the climax of the sonnet. Shakespeare shows how his character is weighed down by torment that his life is coming to an end....   [tags: William Shakespeare Sonnet Essays]

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Dicussion of the Purpose of Shakespeare's "Sonnet 18"

- Shakespeare's collection of sonnets is heralded as one of the greatest, most ambitious sonnet collections in English literature. Of these154 sonnets, the first 126 of them are addressed to a 'fair youth', a beatiful young man, with whom Shakespeare has developed an intimate friendship. The overarching theme of devotion in antimony to mortality denotes that “Sonnet 18” is predominantly a love poem. Accordingly the purpose of the poem seems initially to be to compare his beloved friend's handsomness with a common symbol of beauty, a fine summer's day....   [tags: poetry analysis]

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Expanding Poetic Consciousness : Shakespeare, Thomas Gray And Mary Collier

- Brian Baglioni Professor Tague BRL: Epic to Novel-01 11-20-15 Expanding Poetic Consciousness: Shakespeare, Thomas Gray and Mary Collier From the 16th century to the 18th century, the convention and content of poetry was in flux. It was constantly subject to change as poets developed their own unique understanding of the world around them, highlighting realities of the world that were previously ignored or neglected and reflecting these ideas in their poetry. Shakespeare, Thomas Gray and Mary Collier are examples of poets who challenged the accepted traditions of poetic convention....   [tags: Sonnet, Poetry, Shakespeare's sonnets]

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Shakespeare's Sonnet 30 and Tennyson's In Memoriam

- ... (Victorian Contexts, class notes: page 102) This era influenced Tennyson along with his poor mental state, it also mediates on the Victorians’ deepest concerns about religious doubt, such as death, creation and evolution. In Memoriam touches on many intellectual issues and the poet searches for the meaning of life and death while trying to come to terms with his sense of loss. (Victorian Context, class notes: page 110) In Memoriam reflects the struggle to reconcile traditional religious beliefs and faith which was a popular Victorian aspect of literature at the time....   [tags: comparative essay]

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A Metrical Composition Of William Shakespeare 's The Lord Of The Wings And Sir Thomas Wyatt 's Whoso List

- A metrical composition; a composition in verse written in certain measures, whether in blank verse or in rhyme, and characterized by imagination and poetic diction; contradistinguished from prose; as, the poems of Homer or of Milton. This is but one of Webster 's definitions of a poem. Using this definition of “poem,” this paper will compare and contrast three different poems written by three different poets; William Shakespeare 's Sonnets 116, George Herbert’s Easter Wings and Sir Thomas Wyatt’s Whoso List to Hunt....   [tags: Sonnet, Poetry, Shakespeare's sonnets]

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Essay on Lust and Love in Shakespeare’s Sonnet 130 and Campion’s There is a Garden

- Lust and Love in Shakespeare’s Sonnet 130 and Campion’s There is a Garden in Her Face      When a comparison is made between There is a Garden in Her Face by Thomas Campion and Sonnet 130 by William Shakespeare, the difference between lustful adoration and true love becomes evident. Both poems involve descriptions of a beloved lady seen through the eyes of the speaker, but the speaker in Campion's poem discusses the woman's beautiful perfections, while the speaker in Shakespeare's poem shows that it is the woman's faults which make her beautiful....   [tags: Sonnet essays]

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Lust and the Degeneration of Man Exposed in Shakespeare’s Sonnet 129

- Lust and the Degeneration of Man Exposed in Shakespeare’s 129th Sonnet  Love in its purest form is the most unsurpassable of all emotions, requiring intense commitment, while simultaneously providing incomparable bliss. However, often the intense desire for these feelings produces a new emotion, lust, with a craving that gives priority to obtaining an objectified person, as opposed to a very real human. Lust can be further practically defined as the inability to place selfless love on a higher pedestal than selfish desire....   [tags: Sonnet essays]

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The Death Of Milton, By Thomas Edward, Thomas Warton, And Mary Robinson

- ... Gray published a single sonnet in 1775 entitled “On the Death of Mr. Richard West”, in which he adopts an elegiac mode to reveal private feelings of sadness, which was emulated by poets such as Charlotte Smith, Mary Robinson and W. L. Bowles. Warton further developed the sonnet tradition by performing an independent experiment upon the form, and introducing innovative rhyme-schemes by utilising enjambment, run-on lines, and an unusual volta in a manner reminiscent of Milton. R. D. Havens considered Warton’s sonnets to be “among the best the century produced”, and noted that they “were the first to turn for their subjects from persons to nature”....   [tags: Sonnet, Shakespeare's sonnets, Poetry]

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Death Be Not Proud By John Donne

- ... Unfortunately, Keats does not see the gracious afterlife that Donne does. Keats’ attention is narrowed to his present life. He wants to become famous now, so he can enjoy his fame. He compares his poetry career to nature to over dramatize his fear of death. Keats believes his career will fall into the common stereotype of only being well-known when is dead, similar to how wheat is only good when it is a “ripen’d grain”. For Keats, his poems are not alive, since he wants to envision his fame and wishes that his poems be recognized globally....   [tags: Sonnet, Shakespeare's sonnets]

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Sonnet 73 By William Shakespeare

- ... Twilight being right before night falls, after the sun has set, that little purple hour of light. The speaker says that time of day is where he is in. And the black night will take away the twilight, and then night is compared to death, death’s second self. The same way death closes down someone’s life, night closes down the day. Night and death are often compared in poetry of this time period, and the readers see that night seals up all in rest. Death seals humans up in coffins, and night seals humans in rest....   [tags: Life, Death, 1990s music groups, Love]

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Immortality Through Verse in Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18 and Spenser’s Sonnet 75

- Immortality Through Verse in Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18 and Spenser’s Sonnet 75       Desiring fame, celebrity, and importance, people for centuries have yearned for the ultimately unattainable goal of immortality. Poets, too, have expressed desires in verse that their lovers remain as they are for eternity, in efforts of praise. Though Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18 and Spenser’s Sonnet 75 from Amoretti both offer lovers this immortality through verse, only Spenser pairs this immortality with respect and partnership, while Shakespeare promises the subject of the sonnet immortality by unusual compliments and the assurance that she will live on as long as the sonnet continues to be read....   [tags: Sonnet essays]

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The Powerful Words Of William Shakespeare 's Sonnets

- ... The two started their life off together by living with Shakespeare’s parents. Only 6 months after they had gotten married they had their first baby together. It was a girl, and they named her Susanna. Two years later, they had fraternal twins a boy named Hamnet, and a girl whose name was Judith. Hamnet died at age 11, and it was believed to take a toll on Shakespeare. In 1587, at age 23 Shakespeare left his wife, and 3 kids behind. He left his old life to go make his fortune at a theater in London....   [tags: Poetry, Sonnet, William Shakespeare]

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William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet

- Reading for Pleasure Three Most Important Texts from Semester One Throughout high school, I have had a rather up and down outlook on my literature courses in part because of the texts that are presented to us on the curriculum. In my freshman year of high school our one big text was Romeo and Juliet and while I am more appreciative of William Shakespeare now than I was a freshman, I still do not enjoy Romeo and Juliet in any way shape or form. My sophomore year we read texts I found tolerable such as To Kill A Mockingbird and Julius Caesar, but these were overshadowed by intolerable and droll texts like Cry The Beloved Country....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Sonnet, William Shakespeare]

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Compare Sonnet 130 by Shakespeare and the Glasgow Sonnet by

- Compare Sonnet 130 by Shakespeare and the Glasgow Sonnet by Edwin Morgan. Poetry has many forms and styles of which it can be written and emphasised in. A sonnet is one of these forms. They mainly consist of fourteen lines, but can be set out in two different ways. One of two styles of sonnet is Elizabethan. William Shakespeare is an example of a poet and writer of this time period, and possible one of the most recognised for his work. William Shakespeare wrote an astounding 144 sonnets within his life time....   [tags: English Literature]

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Shakespeare 's Sonnet As A Love Poem, But Is It?

- ... These stresses are used to embody meaning. Therefore, when Shakespeare breaks from iambic meter and has two or more stresses fall together, he adds variety and emphasis. This change in the regularity of the rhythm adds force to descriptions and draws attention. The first three groups of four lines each are known as quatrains and the last two lines are recognized as a couplet. The three breaks between the quatrains and the couplet serve as convenient places where the writer’s train of thought can be taken in a different direction....   [tags: Poetry, Iambic pentameter, Iamb, Poetic form]

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