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Shall I compare thee to a summers day?
Transcript of Shall I compare thee to a summers day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer's lease hath all too short a date:
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimm'd;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance or nature's changing course untrimm'd;
But thy eternal summer shall not fade
Nor lose possession of that fair thou owest;
Nor shall Death brag thou wander'st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou growest:
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this and this gives life to thee. Shall Compare Thee to a Summers Day
By: WIlliam Shakespeare Shakespeare is describing his affection for a woman and how he longs to see. He is also describing how beautiful and attractive this woman is. He is saying how there is no words to describe her and how beautiful she is compared to the beauties of nature. This is an example of a metaphor. THEME OF THE POEM Shall I compare you to a Summer's Day?
You are more lovely and ongoing
Rough winds shake the beloved buds of May
And Summer is way too short
The Sun may get hot at times
Are more often disappears before the clouds
And everything beautiful will sometime lose its beauty
By distortion or by natures planned course
But your youth will never fade
Your beauty will never go away
Never will death come past your way
Because in my eternal voice you'll live on
So as long as there are people on this earth
Then this poem will keep on living making you immortal
William Shakespear Sonnet #18 William Shakespeare was born in the village of Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire in April of 1564. William Shakespeare lived to be 52 years old. In only 23 year he was known for writing 38 plays, famous sonnets and 5 other poems. William was the third child of John Shakespeare, a leather merchant, and Mary Arden, a local landed heiress. William had two older sisters, Joan and Judith, and three younger brothers, Gilbert, Richard and Edmund. William Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway on November 28, 1582, in Worcester, in Canterbury Province.
Their first child, a daughter they named Susanna, was born on May 26, 1583. Two years later, on February 2, 1585, twins Hamnet and Judith were born,. Hamnet later died of unknown causes at age 11. Biography Stylistic Devices Sonnet 18 Shakespeare's sonnet 18 is a poem written to his beloved comparing him/her to a summer's day
He is comparing him/her which has to mean its a metphor because he's comparing two unlike things
The speaker opens the poem with a question addressed to the beloved: "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?" The next eleven lines are devoted to comparing her to nature.
Lines 3-4:This is definitely personification here. Even if winds might really be able to "shake" things, and buds could be described as "darling," these are both words more often applied to human actions. The next line is a much more obvious case of personification, as summer can’t literally take out a lease(a contract between a renter and an owner) on anything.
Lines 5-6: There’s the apparent opposition(oxymoron) here, in that sometimes the weather is too hot, and sometimes it’s too cold. But there’s also personification with "eye" and "complexion".
Who is the Speaker of this Poem? The Speaker of this poem is William Shakespeare What did the previous slide mean (Sumarization)? Basically what did was translated the language used in that poem to modern day language. The poem basically states that he loves here more than anything. He says that her beauty nor youth shall fade ever and as long as the poem lives then she shall remain immortal (which means people will never forget her and her beauty/youth). LETS DISCUSS! The tone of the poem is meant to be romantic and calm as if you were reading to someone you adore or have a strong bond with. The poet's only answer to such profound joy and beauty is to ensure that his friend be forever in human memory. With words such as lovely and darling, it kind of gives you the idea of how your supposed to read the poem Poem Background Information It wasn't until 1609 where the first sonnets to appeared n an unauthorized edition by Thomas Thorpe. Most critics agree that Shakespeare’s sonnets were printed without his consent because the 1609 text seems to be based on an incomplete or draft copy of the poems.
Here are other famous sonnets that William Shakespeare wrote
126 William Shakespeare Sonnet - O thou my lovely boy
130 William Shakespeare Sonnet - My Mistress' eyes
029 William Shakespeare Sonnet - When in disgrace with fortune
116 William Shakespeare Sonnet - Let me not to the marriage of true minds
18 William Shakespeare Sonnet - Shall I compare thee to a Summer's day? 2nd Period
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