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comparing sonnet 43 and 116

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katy McCoy

on 17 May 2013

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Transcript of comparing sonnet 43 and 116

Sonnet 116 isn't really addressed to anyone, Shakespeare is simply stating that love
should last a lifetime, not just for a month
or a year. We know this because it doesn't
use any direct address accept talking about himself when he talks about his career at the end. what feelings are expresses
throughout the poem? Sonnet 116 Sonnet 43 Sonnet 43 expresses the poet's intense love for her husband-to-be, Robert Browning. So intense is her love for him, she says, that it rises to the spiritual level (lines 3 and 4). She loves him freely, without coercion; she loves him purely, without expectation of personal gain. She even loves him with an intensity of the suffering (passion: line 9) resembling that of Christ on the cross, and she loves him in the way that she loved saints as a child. Moreover, she expects to continue to love him after death. MEANING! Sonnet 116 is about Shakespeare explaining
that when love is true it can't just end. He
goes on to compare love to a ever-standing
point (like a lighthouse) meaning that it can't
be shifted, it can't be knocked down and it's
built to stand despite the hardest of testing (like tough weather.) He goes on to explain that if true love isn't true, then he has never write a single love poem (and seeming we know he's write loads of love poems we know it's true.) Sonnet 43 is a love poem in the form of a sonnet. A sonnet is a 14-line poem with a specifc rhyme scheme and meter (usually iambic pentameter). This poetry format--which forces the poet to wrap his thoughts in a small, neat package--originated in Sicily, Italy, in the 13th Century with the sonnetto (meaning little song), which could be read or sung to the accompaniment of a lute. The speaker of Sonnet 116 is Shakespeare. We
know this because at the end of the poem he
says that if love isn't true then he has never write a poem. This shows us that seeming he talks about his own career, it's him writing the Sonnet. The poem sonnet 43 would be spoken in the tone of love and compassion, the tone and the mood would be happy and joyful and sharing the love. Structure language-
in sonnet 43 the language used is quite religious
and there are no puns in sonnet 43 however there are connotations, the sonnet is implying that love will last forever and love is better after death.there are no double meanings in sonnet 43. Shakespeare talks about how great love is and
gives us the general idea that love is the
only true thing in our lives. He compares love to many a lighthouse and a star and then he says that love isn't controlled by time, only looks and beauty are. He states that love doesn't bend to anyone's will, that it will carry on until death (and perhaps beyond....) He ends by saying that if he's wrong about love, if love is fake and only lasts a week, then he has never written a single love poem in his life.

As we all can tell, the overall theme of this poem is love.

This poem isn't set in anywhere really, seeming it isn't a sonnet about events but a sonnet about how much Shakespeare believes in love. However, as Shakespeare lived in Shakespearean times (obviously) I asume How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
I love thee to the level of every day's
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.
I love thee with the passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints,—I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life!—and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death. By Helen+Katy direct address makes
the poem personal assonance metaphor enjambment repetition, the phrase is anaphoric
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