Shakespeare Sonnet 130 Mood

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“Sonnet 130”
The sonnet form originated in Italy in the 13th century and is also known as “little song” (“Definition of a Sonnet”). When the Italian verse was introduced into England it was called the sonnet. A sonnet is a fourteen line rhyme scheme about love, sadness, or any desired rhyming topic. “Shakespeare developed the structure of the sonnet form to its highest artistic level; today, the English sonnet is often referred to as the Shakespearean sonnet” (Applebee302). Sonnets are written based on personal feelings and thoughts with a specific rhyme scheme and structure. “All of Shakespeare’s sonnets followed a similar pattern using quatrain [Abab cdcd efef] also known as “Shakespearean sonnets” (“Definition of a Sonnet”); Iambic pentameter was also greatly used in Shakespeare’s plays” (“No Sweat Shakespeare”). Iambic pentameter is “divided into three quatrains, or four-line units, and a final couplet” (Applebee306). The tone of “sonnet 130” starts of looking like a typical love poem until he begins to mock her, then he ultimately ends “sonnet 130” with showing how much he truly does love his mistress. Shakespeare introduced
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“This sonnet compares the speaker’s lover to a number of other beauties and never in the lover’s favor”(“Shakespeare Sonnets”). The speaker compares his mistress to things against her favor; things that are more preferred. “Sonnet 130”, “I love to hear her speak, yet well I know that music hath a far more pleasing sound” (Line 9). The speaker also demonstrates that although there are things that are better than her, his love for her is so strong he is willing to choose her over all other things that are more pleasing to him. The speaker proves this by saying, “And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare as any she belied with false compare”(line 13-14). Demonstrating that he loves her and all of her perfect

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