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Shakespeare And Millay Sonnet Comparison

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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. He proposes many questions wondering about beauty’s abilities to withstand the test of time and passing generations. He wonders how beauty could survive with the strength of a flower, especially when stronger objects, such as stone and brass, cannot. Throughout the poem, there is a sense of hopelessness;
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