The Between Real Beauty And Cliche Beauty Essay

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William Shakespeare the well-known playwright and poet used his sonnets 130 and 127 to describe the differences between real beauty and cliché beauty. Shakespeare purpose was to satirize the poets of his time and their often-repeated opinion on beauty. He uses a cynical tone in order to convey to his readers the idea that beauty can have many forms; it does not have to fit into a conventional description to be beautiful or be obtained by artificial means. Shakespeare message is that something can look opposite, awful or natural and still be seen as beautiful.
The form of sonnet utilized throughout Shakespeare’s series, is divided into four parts. The first three parts are each four lines long, and are known as quatrains, rhymed ABAB; the fourth part is called the couplet, and is rhymed CC. Shakespeare used his sonnets to develop a sequence of metaphors or ideas, one in each quatrain, while the couplet offers either a summary or a new take on the previous ideas. In many ways, Shakespeare’s sonnet form is richer and more complex than this simple division into parts might imply. Not only is his sequence largely occupied with subverting the traditional themes of love sonnets he also combines formal patterns with audaciousness and innovation.
Shakespeare who was a veteran poet and seen as credible by his audience uses hyperbole in sonnets 127 and 130 to show that the Petrarch’s idealized and idolized praises of beauty are cliché. In sonnet 130 he mocks the typical Petrarchan…

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