Sonnet 18 Shakespeare

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William Shakespeare 's sonnet, "Shall I compare thee to a summer 's day" is describing to the reader a perfect young man. Some people believe that Sonnet 18 is one of the greatest love poems of all time, it is certainly one of the most famous of Shakespeare 's Sonnets. Like other Sonnets, it is written in iambic pentameter form. He starts out the poem by slowly building the image of a young man, who eventually ends up being described as a human being who is above every other person he has laid eyes on. He deals with beauty and how it affects time. The nature of the relationship between these two men has been debated for centuries. Is it platonic love or something deeper than that? The young man described in not only this poem, as well as the first 126 sonnets that he wrote, it is believed that their relationship was more than just a platonic relationship. Shakespeare uses diction and symbolism to represent the stability of love and to immortalize the subject in the form of literature. Although the physical features of the golden young man are never actually described, Shakespeare uses such language to give the reader an idea of just how marvelous he was. We are never told anything specific about what he looks like. Shakespeare captured beautifully in words what it feels to be in love. His love for this man is so powerful that even death cannot take it away from him. He shows the reader that love is the only stable situation in his life. He was so sure of himself and his
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