Essay about William Shakespeare 's Sonnet 18

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Sonnet 18 is best known and well-loved out of all 154 William Shakespeare’s and it stands as one of the greatest uprightness in language. The sonnet begins with passing on the beauty of Shakespeare’s love. It was implied of their physical features; however no notable description was given throughout the poetry. Also, we were told no specific details about how they gaze, but instead Shakespeare compared his love to a summer’s day. He thought that beauty stands much superior to that of summer or the sun. William Shakespeare’s “Sonnet 18” demonstrates how to open with questions, then criticism and briefly describe death.

In interpreting Shakespeare’s poetry I observed exactly how he started off using a question. “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?” (Sonnet 18) This question is satisfying in itself as a summer’s day is often correlated with beauty. Shakespeare, however, explains that his love’s beauty goes beyond that of the summer and does not have its shift towards unpleasant immoderations: “Thou art more lovely and more temperate :”( Sonnet 18) Shakespeare makes precise disapprovals of the summer: its splendor is tainted by robust winds and it dissatisfies us by being too petite: “Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, And summer’s lease hath all too short a date” (Sonnet 18) It should be prominent that at the time the sonnet was inscribed, England had not until now adopted the Gregorian almanac and May was thought of as a summer month. In the above quote,…

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