A Comparison Of Love In Sonnet 30 And Sonnet 130

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Many sonnets display an essential message regarding the concept of love. However, they all relay a variety of different themes that can be interpreted in many ways. Sonnet 30 and Sonnet 130 are prime examples of this type of nature. Sonnet 130 consists of the poet listing out his lover’s imperfections and mocking the said imperfections. On the contrary, Sonnet 30 portrays the confusion and the curiosity of the poet. He constantly wonders how his lover can deal with him and vice versa due to their opposing personalities. Both sonnets ultimately conclude with the poet accepting their lover and the way they are. Sonnet 130 and Sonnet 30 are distinctive because of the poet’s varied responses toward their lover yet they both reveal a hidden affection the narrator contains for their …show more content…
Sonnet 130 is a poem filled with disguised feelings and acceptance. One can identify the theme as love and how it is not based on the physical appeal of a person. The writer states many of his mistress’ flaws throughout the duration of the sonnet. He continually compares many of her traits to unappealing items. The poet claims that “…black hairs grow on her head” (Sonnet 130 Line 4). Of course, there aren’t actual wires sprouting from his mistress’ head. Instead, he uses this comparison to visually describe what the lady’s hair is like. In contrast to his brutal honesty, the poet has a tenderness he holds for his mistress. The writer thinks his “…love as rare” (Sonnet 130 Line 13). He graciously accepts the mistress’ defects and goes on to explain that this was what genuine love is. On the contrary to Sonnet 130, Sonnet 30 exudes a lighter tone and a brighter view of love. The poet in this sonnet is in awe of the dynamics of the relationship between him and his lover. He

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