Essay on Comparing Thee And A Summer 's Day By William Shakespeare

781 Words Jan 8th, 2016 4 Pages
“Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day was written by Williams Shakespeare in 1609 to a young man. In this poem the speaker is questioning if he should compare whom the poem is intended for to a summer day. The poet William Shakespeare thinks that his love is cannot be compared. He can’t compare her because she is more beautiful and lovelier. (Shall I Compare Thee to a summer’s Day: William Shakespeare - Summary and Critical Analysis)The speaker says summer is a “lease.” A lease is a contract (Lease); therefore the speaker is comparing summer to a contract. That is because summer is destined to end. The beauty of everything fades away or is destined to end. In line nine the turning point of the poem takes place. The speaker says his love whom he is referring to is not going to change. His love will never go away or lose beauty. In line eleven the speaker says not even death can come near his love that is how eternal his love is. His love is actually this sonnet. Death will never win because the poem lines are eternal. The speaker may die physically but his beauty will remain in the poem. In the final couplet, the speaker says as long as humans are alive and can read the poem is still alive therefore, you’re still alive. This poem follows the format of an English sonnet. It has three four line quatrains and ends with a two line couplet. The rhyme scheme in the poem is abab, cdcd, efef, gg. This Shakespearean sonnet is written in Iambic Pentameter. Iambic pentameter is a…

Related Documents