Essay about William Shakespeare- Mysterious Romantic
On an unknown April night, in 1564, at an unpretentious home in Henley St. in the serene town of Stratford, England Isle of Wight, Mary Arden and John Shakespeare gave light to a poet, who would later be referred to as a Literary Genius. Who is William Shakespeare? The known facts of Shakespeare's life are few, but nearly four hundred years after his death, William Shakespeare's art continues to inspire his readers. Much of Shakespeare’s praise is due to the wonderful words of his short sonnet poems, and how Shakespeare is able to apply virtually indescribable feelings into divine words. A sonnet is a fourteen-line poem, which Shakespeare traditionally wrote in iambic pentameter. Throughout his …show more content…
From fairest creatures we desire increase,
That thereby beauty's rose might never die,
But as the riper should by time decease,
His tender heir might bear his memory: (1-4)
This sonnet starts with the line "From fairest creatures we desire increase" meaning that created things may grow more plentiful, and how creatures reproduce in order to conserve their beauty, and not let it die out. Shakespeare is remarking that humans age "as the riper should by time decease" therefore, procreating the next generation will indeed preserve the creature's beauty allowing the young man to leave the offspring as an heir to carry out his memory. "His tender heir might bear his memory". This the way in which William Shakespeare first introduces his theme of love in his world renowned sonnets.
As stated before, due to the lack of personal information regarding William Shakespeare, his sexuality remains unknown. Still, his sonnets are powerful evidence of the fact of his possible bisexuality. Sonnets eighteen to one- hundred- twenty-six are addressed to a beautiful young man. He is the principle of his “praise, love and idealizing devotion”