Love And Love In Shakespeare's Sonnet 18 By William Shakespeare

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- William Shakespeare is a poet who write this poem, he was born in 1564. He is widely regarded as the greatest English writer of all time, and wrote 154 sonnets, he was a very dynamic playwright and writer. He enjoyed history which was shown through his writing. He excelled at writing many kinds of different genres of plays. This poem (sonnet 18) is devoted to praising a friend or lover, traditionally known as the 'fair youth', the sonnet itself a guarantee that this person's beauty will be sustained. Even death will be silenced because the lines of verse will be read by future generations, when speaker and poet and lover are no more, keeping the fair image alive through the power of verse.
The main theme in this poem is the stability or immortality of love and beauty, In the first 4 lines (quatrain), Shakespeare asks if he should compare his loved one - to a summer's day. The obvious answer would seem to be that he should, but in fact he does not. He goes on to say that his beloved is more lovely and more temperate than such a beautiful day. In the next quatrain, the poet says the summer can be too hot or cloudy and says that beauty will fade as nature changes. In the third quatrain the poet says his lover will not change but actually become an eternal
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The lover will not lose ‘his’ beauty and will not die, also the poet is using a grafting metaphor to join parts of two plants together with cords so that they grow as one. Thus, the beloved becomes immortal grafted to time with the poet's cords. The sonnet ends with a couplet (two lines) The immortality of love and beauty through poetry provides the speaker with his beloved’s eternal summer. Though they might die and be lost to time, the poem will survive, will be spoken of, will live on when they do not. Thus, through the words, his beloved’s beauty will also live
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