Shakespeare 's Poem ' Sonnet 130 : My Mistress 's Eyes Are Nothing Like The Sun ``

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Figure of speech is “an organized pattern of comparison that deepens, broadens, extends, illuminates and emphasizes meaning” (Roberts 1930). The most common used figures of speech are simile, metaphor, personification, paradox, pun, conceit, overstatement and understatement (Rossbach 3). Poets uses figures of speech to to deepen the meaning while using an economy of words. William Shakespeare uses many metaphors and similes in his poem, “Sonnet 130: My Mistress’ Eyes Are Nothing Like the Sun” to negatively compare the attributes of his mistress to beautiful objects. Pablo Nerudo uses personification, metaphors, and similes in his poem, “If You Forget Me” to describe his thoughts and feeling. William Butler Yeats uses metaphoric comparison in, “The Second Coming” to emphasis his idea of a chaotic world after a period of war. Shakespeare, Nerudo, and Yeats use figures of speech to create deeper meaning and emphasis their ideas. First, in “Sonnet 130: My Mistress’s Eyes Are Nothing Like the Sun” Shakespeare use similes and metaphors to negatively compare his mistress to beautiful objects, which creates deeper meaning and thought in analysis of this poem. A simile is a comparison using the words “like” or “as”, which Shakspears does in the first line of this poem, “My mistress’s eyes are nothing like the sun” (1). A metaphor is a comparison without the use of “like” or “as”, (Rossbach 4) which Shakespeare uses throughout the rest of this poem such as, “Coral is far more…

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