The theme of both poems is love. This is easily seen in Sonnet 18. Sonnet 18 says, “Thou art more lovely and more temperate,” through this Shakespeare is saying that his love is more beautiful than any summer day (line 2). In this poem, Shakespeare compares his lover to marvelous things. On the other hand, love is not as easily recognized in Sonnet 130.
Sonnet 116 is a Shakespearean sonnet based on the most ideal form of love. Shakespeare tells us in this poem what love is and what it isn’t. The poem praises the glories of lovers who have come to each other and enter a relationship based on trust and understanding. This poem could be used as a guide for lovers as it describes love in great depth. Childhood is the normally the most wonderful part of anyone’s life for the parent or the child however this is very different in “Mother in a refugee camp”.
According to Leigh Hunt who wrote “An Essay on the Desirableness of the Cultivating Sonnet” in The Book of the Sonnet a sonnet has the ability to arouse different moods and emotions. She claims say that you can laugh and lament in a sonnet. She goes on to say that one can narrate or describe, can rebuke, admire and even pray in a sonnet. In the 14 line sonnet “Beloved, thou hast brought me many flowers” by Elizabeth Barret Browning the speaker opens up by introducing us to an image of a garden full of beautiful flowers. This beautiful image is linked to the title of the poem, “Beloved, thou hast brought me many flowers” This can be seen as a sonnet about love.
The two sonnets I will be comparing are Shakespeare's “Sonnet 65” and “I shall forget you presently, my dear” by Edna St. Vincent Millay. Though these are both sonnets within the theme of love, they are on opposite sides of the spectrum. Both sonnets are in typical sonnet form, with three quatrains and an ending couplet, and a rhyme scheme of ababcdcdefefgg. The meter for both is iambic pentameter. Shakespeare's sonnet speaks of beauty and mortality.
For example, "Coral is far more red than her lips red." (Line 2) This line identifies how her lips are colorless. Furthermore, it shoes how she is bland and does not conform to the cliché beauty standards. Throughout the poem he puts down the woman only to try and prove his point of interior beauty in the ending of the sonnet. As mentioned before, Shakespeare belittles the woman 's physical appearance throughout the entire poem from the first line all the way to the 12th line.
However, the poem also discloses the hardships and challenges people trying to maintain love can face such as death, opposing third parties, tempests and time. Nonetheless, Shakespeare declares that love should endure all the problems it faces. Sonnet 116 and Valentine by Caroline Duffy are similar because they both mention the
In both of these works, Shakespeare portrays appearance as a method of deception, by twisting or hiding the truth. Out of all the sonnets, sonnet 93 is the one that best illustrates how individuals may not appear to be what they truly are, such as the speaker’s lover man who possesses a physical appearance that seeks to deceive by hiding his inner thoughts. In Much Ado About Nothing, Claudio and Hero’s relationship illustrates how false appearances can be misleading and how they can have a large impact on a relationship. All in all, both of the physical and false appearances portrayed in these Shakespearean works possess a deceptive
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.
Sonnet 18, has an insulting and criticizing quality in the beginning while sonnet 130 uses different phrases and structures to imply the passion to his lover. For instance, the sonnet 130 could be discovered as romantic, serious, and insulting at the same time, also Shakespeare reflects the misleading nature of love by referring to “I think my love as rare”. On the other hand, the author underlines his fascination to his mistress: “I think my love as rare, as any she belied with false compare”, and these two lines add to the concluding point of the poem and also highlighting the presence of attraction. Sequentially, sonnet 18 has a humorous tone and starts the sonnet with the rhetorical question “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?” However, even with the presence of this odd phrase, in the beginning, eventually toward the end the sincerity and seriousness inclined to lead in the emotional expression. Although both sonnets cover the same, they use different figurative language instruments to deliver the right tone and the attitude of the author, and this aspect is what distinguishes the poems from one another while making them reflect the love and passion from opposite
Sonnet 138 is composed of significant lies that glue a relationship intact. As a matter of fact, the lies represent the realities of the truth. Furthermore, the fabrications revolve around a couple, a man and his lady that lie to each other to stay happy. The writer theorizes that this sonnet is intended to make readers aware of his treacherous relationship with his mistress. Interestingly, the author, William Shakespeare, writes one hundred and fifty-four total sonnets.