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Transcript of Sonnet 130
point of view
pentameter The title starts off with a negative connotation. the paraphrase of the title would be that my mistress eyes are not like the suns. at the beginning it sounds like he does not believe his mistress deserves praise of her beauty. Sonnet 130 by William Shakespeare
"My mistress eyes are nothing like the sun"
by Sammi Dicus and Cassidy Erbst According to Barbara Mowat “This sonnet plays with poetic conventions in which, for example, the mistress’s eyes are compared with the sun, her lips with coral, and her cheeks with roses. His mistress, says the poet, is nothing like this conventional image, but is as lovely as any woman.” "William Shakespeare Biography." Bio.com. A&E
Networks Television, n.d. Web. 14 Nov. 2012.
"THE POETRY PLACE." THE POETRY PLACE. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Nov. 2012. <http://thepoetryplace.wordpress.com/2011/08/26/renaissance-sonnets-for-the-beloved/>.
"Shakespeare's Sonnets." Shakespeare's Sonnets. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Nov. 2012. <http://www.shakespeares-sonnets.com/sonnet/130>.
"Sonnet 130." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 14 Nov. 2012. Web. 15 Nov. 2012. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonnet_130>. A My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun;
B Coral is far more red than her lips' red;
A If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun;
B If hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head.
C I have seen roses damask'd, red and white,
D But no such roses see I in her cheeks;
C And in some perfumes is there more delight
D Than in the breath that from my mistress reeks.
E I love to hear her speak, yet well I know
F That music hath a far more pleasing sound;
E I grant I never saw a goddess go;
F My mistress, when she walks, treads on the ground:
G And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare
G As any she belied with false compare.
William Shakespeare used elaborate metaphors and rhetorical phrases that were not usual for his time period. However, Shakespeare was creative and adapted a traditional style to his work. With only his use of diction. Shakespeare primarily used a metrical pattern consisting of lines of unrhymed iambic pentameter, to compose his plays. He did occasionally have some works that were not in his traditional form. "My Mistress eyes are nothing like the sun" what does this poem mean?: Form: Shakespearean sonnet The poem means that the speaker
believes is mistress is beautiful and that her beauty does not to be explained by overused cliches. dun: tan
damask'd: mingled with colors
belied: to present an appearance not in agreement with 1. Do you believe that simplicity is more beautiful than extravagance?
2. Do you love a Mr. or Mistress you shouldn't love? elision
extrametrical Peotry terms: Vocabulary: