Love Theme In Shakespeare's Sonnet 18 And Spenser

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Comparing the Love Theme in Shakespeare 's" Sonnet 18" and Spenser 's "Sonnet 75"
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This paper is a comparative between Shakespeare 's "Sonnet 18", and Spenser 's "sonnet 75".Both poets wrote a sonnet for a loved one, declaring their love. I will compare the structure, rhyme, narrators and metaphors in both sonnets. My claim is, that even though the sonnets different in some of those aspects; they relate to love as eternal due to the talent of the poet.
The Shakespearian sonnet is made out of 14 lines. "Sonnet 18" is divided into two main parts: the first twelve lines are divided into three parts of four lines stanzas. The poet is leading us to the third part, where the song recesses to its main point or in other words the Volta. (How
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The speaker conclude the poem with a promise: people will forever read my poems and, so forever you will live.
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On the other hand in "Sonnet 75" although, the narrator seems to be the poet, he is willing to conduct a conversation with the woman. As he keeps on trying to write her name on the sand or in heaven; she makes it clear that he is vain. She doesn 't want him to go against nature, as a mortal she wants to die. This dialog leads to the speaker answer: your mortal body will die, but our love will live forever and even renew. He is making it clear, that this is a spiritual matter: however their love will live, it is not earthly love. Because of his fame, the poem being read again and again, is keeping love alive.
The metaphors in "Sonnet 18" support the theme of internal love. To illustrate the speaker uses Personification, when speaking about summer: it has a golden complexion, which can be destroyed by clouds. Also, it is ruled by time and ends too fast. In contrast, his love will always be lovely and living. The speaker tells Death not to brag, because he could never take his love. It seems as the personification of elements such as, summer or death allows the speaker to compare his poem to a living thing, which is able to keep his love
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