Shall I Compare Thee To A Summer Day Analysis

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Shall i compare thee to a summer’s day?

In this essay, I will analyze the poem '' Shall I compare thee to a summer's day '' in detail. I will explain the 14 lines, tell you what the meaning of this poem is, who has written it, and other important as well as historical things about this poem.

Sonnet 18 is one of the masterpieces by the English dramatist, poet, and actor William Shakespeare. It is a sonnet which has received a massive appreciation from the critics with regard to its structure. Shakespeare's sonnets between 1 - 126 are addressing a beloved friend who is widely believed to be a young nobleman. Nearly all his sonnets examine the inevitable decay of the time, and the immortalization of beauty and love in poetry. The person that he is mentioning in this sonnet is a mystery, nobody knows about the identity of the beloved. It is an enigma and will actually stay an enigma forever.

The title of this poem starts with a question to the beloved and with a similarity, without using ‘’as’’ or ‘’like’’. ‘’Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? / Thou art more lovely and more temperate’’ The poet here attempts to compare it to a summer's day with uncertainty, but shows that
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This figurative language highlights the beauty of the sun with metaphors. The meaning of these lines is that even the sun will get dim from time to time, but the beauty of his darling will never ever fade. You can later see this again in the poem: ‘’ But thy eternal summer shall not fade ‘’ The poet has personified the sun by giving it human attributes that are used to describe the facial color on a person. It is used only for human beings and not for subjects. I really love the idea of using figurative language that helps to bring forth the idea that one’s love is almost as natural as other phenomena and things experienced in the world of
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