Shakespeare 's Poem Shall I Compare Thee And A Summer 's Day By William Shakespeare

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In the poem "Shall I compare thee to a summer 's day," by William Shakespeare, the speaker compares someone to a summers day. Shakespeare does a wonderful job with using a higher level of diction. The difficulty of his words is what makes us as the readers more intrigued and entertained throughout it. By using high diction with his word choice makes it very challenging with his description of imagery. Being able to understand and relate where he is coming from is what makes the poem unique.
This poem is talking about the summer in the middle of May. We know this because as he states in his poem on line 3 “Rough winds shake the beloved buds of May.” This is important because the whole point of this story is comparing someone he loves to a hot summer day. When he goes on to talk about in line 2 “Thou art more lovely and more temperate” "Lovely" it is easy enough that we can understand in this poem what the meaning is, and that he loves someone dearly. When he talks about "temperate" what exactly does he mean there, that is where us as readers could easily get confused and get the wrong meaning. “Temperate" could mean many different things, but in this poem, it takes the meaning of internal and external "weather." "Temperate," gives us the meaning as peaceful weather and mild temperature. The other important issue these lines bring up is the question of what "thee" actually means, and how he means it. Normally, we would just assume that the object of the poem is his lover,…

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