Description Of Laura In Petrarch

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Register to read the introduction… This actually brings about several hundred years of poetry and stories about unattainably beautiful women who are worshipped as sexual beings during the Renaissance era. When Shakespeare comes around near the end of the Renaissance period, he writes his sonnets about women who normally wouldn’t be described as beautiful, but are still lovable in his eyes. He writes about them as human beings, not objects and not holy, but just flawed people who can be loved anyway.

“My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun; Coral is far more red than her lips' red; If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun; If hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head. I have seen roses damasked, red and white, but no such roses see I in her cheeks; And in some perfumes is there more delight than in the breath that from my mistress reeks. I love to hear her speak, yet well I know That music hath a far more pleasing sound; I grant I never saw a goddess go; My mistress when she walks treads on the ground. And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare as any she belied with false compare.” (Shakespeare’s sonnet 130)

This sonnet is the perfect example of Shakespeare’s work
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Shakespeare brought women back down to the same level as men. Women throughout history have evolved from a status of lower than men to higher and then brought to the same level when Shakespeare began writing. The rollercoaster pattern is still continued through the

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