Shakespeare's Sonnet 18: Figurative Language

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Faisal Mazen
Mr. Ali Alshehab
English- 10N
30 November 2016

Sonnet 18

Sonnet 18 is a poem written by the English poet, playwright, and actor William Shakespeare. William Shakespeare is regarded as the greatest writer in the English language. He is often called England's national poet, and the "Bard of Avon.” Shakespeare was born and brought up in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. Shakespeare produced most of his known work between 1589 and 1613. His early plays were primarily comedies and histories, and these are regarded as some of the best work ever produced in these genres. In this essay, I will be analyzing Shakespeare’s poem “Sonnet 18.” And I will be mentioning the Sound Devices and the figurative language.

The poet starts with
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Thou art more lovely and more temperate: Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, And summer’s lease hath all too short a date:
The speaker starts by asking or wondering out loud whether he ought to compare whomever he’s speaking to with a summer’s day. The object of his description is more "lovely" and more "temperate" than a summer’s day. Here the speaker begins to personify nature. Basically, strong summer winds threaten those new flower buds that popped up in May, and summer just doesn’t last very long according to the
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And there is another example of alliteration in line 2 “more lovely and more temperate” which is the usage of ‘M’. “Nor shall Death brag” is an example of personification.

In line three, there is a metaphor. “Darling buds”: are referred to as flowers as in plant life and the conditions needed to sustain life, so he is saying his lover is the reasoning he is living. An example of imagery is: “Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May.” This is referring to the sight. I will link the poem to the learner profile caring because the poet is caring about his beloved one and he is caring about not losing her. Also I link the poem to risk-taker because the poet had the risk to come up and talk to us about his beloved one. Also, I chose open minded to us because he is talking about what his philosophies in the poem. And even the usage of thinker because he thinks of the words that we writes by using the emotional
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