What My Lips Have Kissed And Where And Why Essay

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The poems Sonnet 18 by William Shakespeare and the poem What my lips have kissed, and where, and why” by Edna St. Vincent Millay are similar in many ways but are also very different in many ways. The similarities between these two poems are the way the authors use figures of speech such as metaphors, personification, and imagery. They are also similar in the way that both of these authors intentions and what their goals successfully met. Not only are they similar they also differ in many ways like in the way of their tone and mood are presented to their audience.
One similarity between the poems Sonnet 18 by William Shakespeare and the poem What my lips have kissed, and where, and why” by Edna St. Vincent Millay would be that they both use
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Vincent Millay they also have their difference. Some of their differences are the way the tone and mood are expressed through the poems. The tone is the way the author feels about his and the attitude he sets in the poem and the mood is how the reader feels as he or she reads the poem. In the poem Sonnet 18 by William Shakespeare he has a very appreciative tone as he compares his lover to a summer's day and how he appreciates her and tells the reader that she is way better than a summer's day. Shakespeare's poem also has a loving mood. He explains that no matter what happens his love for his lover will never fade an he will always be by her side. This makes the reader feel his loving mood toward her. Making his poem have a tone of appreciation and loving mood. Unlike in the poem What my lips have kissed, and where, and why by Edna St. Vincent Millay has a depressing tone. By telling us how it has not been easy to find love and when she has found it has not lasted. She also talks about all her past lovers and how they have all left her. As she continues to look for a love she is losing hope and giving up she is always left alone and she is getting older and her looks are fading which is not helping. This makes the reader feel sorry for her and makes her poem have a sorrowful

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