Truly successful authors have the ability to convey their view of a person without actually saying it, to portray a person in a certain light simply by describing them. In the provided poem, “Sonnet XVIII” by William Shakespeare he does just this. Through his use of stylistic elements such as diction, imagery, details and figurative language, Shakespeare reveals his euphonious view of the woman that he loves more than anything in the world and will love eternally because she is eternally youthful. Shakespeare’s constant use of euphonious diction, such as “lovely” and “temperate” convey his true love for the woman of his dreams (2). He uses this diction to state that his true love is better than a “summer’s day”(1).
The mark of a successful writer is their ability to convey not only a message, but an emotion simply by describing something with vivid and thoughtfully provoking language. William Shakespeare brilliantly encapsulates this in his ,”Sonnet XVIII” a poem of love and the feeling it exhumes. His stylistic elements such as attention to detail, imagery , metaphors, and diction that all help to convey his overarching message on the eternity of love. To begin with, Shakespeare shows an immense amount of detail to really show how much this love truly means to him. In the very first sentence he says, “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?” to compare his lover to the warmth and brightness that he/she gives to him.
The whole story is peppered with the components of real depictions that basically give the feeling of adoration. The author has without a doubt tried to describe love in various exhibits. The thought is stretched out to include different characteristics like the strolling styles. Shakespeare looks at his adoration towards his mistress as a desire from what other men would need to find in a lady. A lustful man would just spotlight on a lady 's "decent" physical attributes, similar to white breasts, red lips, silky hair, and great breath.
William Shakespeare’s, Romeo and Juliet, provides great foils for the main character, Romeo. Shakespeare includes many foils throughout his stories to make his character’s emotions, attitude, and characteristics more apparent. Romeo’s character traits, lovestruck, cowardness, and emotional are highlighted through his foils, best friend Mercutio, and enemy, Tybalt. Romeo’s foils help to make his character’s personality stronger and clear. One character trait that’s highlighted through Tybalt is Romeo’s complete awe and love for Juliet.
“Sonnet 116” written by Shakespeare and “A Valediction; Forbidding Mourning” by John Donne both strive to express their version of Neoplatonic love (an immaculate love). Though both poems are exquisite expositions of love the question remains as to which one demonstrates the most superb love. Shakespeare 's “Sonnet 116” begins by depicting his version if the perfect love. According to Shakespeare, love must be a “marriage of two minds”. This ideology in itself exhibits a higher level love than common man could ever experience.
Juliet’s soliloquy is significant in this scene because that is where, Shakespeare breaks the tradition for soliloquies, which are usually speeches where a character shares their inner thoughts only with the audience. However, Romeo overhears Juliet's soliloquy, making an invasion, on one hand, but it also serves as a reminder of their intimacy, because Juliet both allows and cherishes Romeo's interruption, reminding the audience how honest and open the two are with each other, and how if they can trust anyone, then it would be each other. That holds the audience’s attention because their love is not traditional, where they would take a while to get used to each other, but instead they truly listen and understand each
Mercutio is a foil to Romeo and makes Romeo’s view of love stand out to the readers, by showing his own opinions of love. Mercutio believes that “dreamers often lie” (1.4.56) and lovers dream of love. This shows that Mercutio thinks that love is just an illusion, this contradicts the views of Romeo and Juliet who believe they are deeply in love. By putting these two characters by each other, the reader can clearly see their different views. Mercutio also is used for comic relief.