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The Power of the Sonnet - The Power of the Sonnet Sonnet 30 tells us that the speaker is a person who has long been stoic, whose tears have for a long time been unused to flow. In the situation sketched in the poem, he begins by deliberately and habitually making these tears flow again; he willingly--for the sake of an enlivened emotional selfhood--calls up the griefs of the past. In receding order, before the weeping "now", there was the "recent" dry-eyed stoicism; "before that," the frequent be-moanèd moan of repeated grief; "further back in the past," the original loss so often mourned; and "in the remote past", a time of achieved happiness, or at lea...   [tags: Sonnet essays] 842 words
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Free Essays On Shakespeare's Sonnet Sonnet 107 - Analysis of Sonnet 107 Not mine own fears, nor the prophetic soul Of the wide world dreaming on things to come Can yet the lease of my true love control, Suppos'd as forfeit to a condin'd doom. The mortal moon hath her eclipse endur'd, And the sad augurs mock their own presage; Incertainties now crown themselves assur's, nd peace proclaims olives of endless age. Now with the drops of this most balmy time My love looks fresh; and Death to me subscribes, Since spite of him I'll lime in this poor rhyme While he insults o'er dull and speechless tribes: And thou in this shalt find thy monument When tyrants' crests and tombs of brass are spent....   [tags: Sonnet essays] 526 words
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Free Essays on Sonnet CXXX - Sonnet CXXX In our class we have been discussing sonnet cxxx. Many of my classmates believe that Shakespeare was saying that, although this girl is ugly, he still loves her. While others claim that he was not making any statements about her looks, but instead being realistic. It is my view that he was making a point of claiming that his girlfriend was a regular person and not a mythological goddess. Most people have heard on television or in movies, some guy tell his girlfriend that she has eyes as deep as the ocean or lips as soft as velvet....   [tags: Sonnet essays] 679 words
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Essay: Analysis of Sonnet 83 - Analysis of Sonnet 83 I never saw that you did painting did need, And therefore to your fair no painting set. I found, or thought I found, you did exceed The barren tender of a poet's debt. And therefore have I slept in your report, That you yourself, being extant, well might show How far a modern quill doth come too short Speaking of worth, what worth in you doth grow. This silence for my sin sis you impute, Which shall be muost my glory, being dumb, For I impair not being beauty being mute, When others would give life and bring a tomb....   [tags: Sonnet essays] 451 words
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Shakespeare's Sonnet 16 - Analysis of Sonnet 16 Sonnet 16 is a ravishing poem. It presents an argument that appears to be abstract or philosophical, not personal at all, not "interested" in the narrow sense. And impediment, which is generally required in a sonnet, is named by the poet only so that he may specifically disallow it. What shall we make of the contradiction. Let me not to the marriage of true minds Admit impediments. Love is not love Which alters when it alteration finds, Or bends with the remover to remove....   [tags: Sonnet essays] 685 words
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Essay: Analysis of Sonnet 95 - Analysis of Sonnet 95 How sweet and lovely dost thou make the shame Which, like a canker in the fragrant rose, Doth spot the beauty of thy budding name. Oh, in what sweets dost thou thy sins enclose. That tongue that tells the story of thy days, Making lascivious comments on thy sport, Cannot dispraise but in a kind of praise. Naming thy name , blesses an ill report. Oh what a mansion have those vices got Which for thy habitation chose out thee, Where beauty's veil doth cover every blot And all things turns to fair that eyes can see....   [tags: Sonnet essays] 1294 words
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Free Essays On Shakespeare's Sonnet 65 - Analysis of Sonnet 65 Since brass, nor stone, nor earth, nor boundless sea, But sad mortality o'ersways their power, How with this rage shall beauty hold a plea, Whose action is no stronger than a flower. Oh how shall summer's honey breath hold out Against the wrackful siege of battering days, When rocks impregnable are not so stout Nor gates of steel so strong but time decays. Oh fearful meditation. where, alack, Shall Time's best jewel from Time's chest lie hid. Or what strong hand can hold his swift foot back....   [tags: Sonnet essays] 521 words
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Free Essays On Shakespeare's Sonnet 97 - Analysis of Sonnet 97 How like a winter hath my absence been From thee, the pleasure of the fleeting year. What freezings have I felt, what dark days seen!- What old December's bareness everywhere. And yet this time remov'd was summer's time,- The teeming autumn big with rich increase Bearing the wanton burthen of the prime, Like widow'd wombs after their lords' decease: Yet this abundant issue seem'd to me But hope of orphans, and unfather'd fruit; For summer and his pleasures wait on thee, And thou away the very birds are mute: Or if they sing, 'tis with so dull a cheer That leaves look pale, dreading the winter's near....   [tags: Sonnet essays] 388 words
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Free Essay: Metaphors in Sonnet 73 - Metaphors in Sonnet 73  "Sonnet 73" by William Shakespeare contains many metaphors to form a descriptive image. Shakespeare used conceits, which are "fanciful extended metaphors" (567), used in love poems of earlier centuries. Shakespeare used these beautifully in "Sonnet 73." A metaphor is a "brief, compressed comparison that talks about one thing as if it were another" (554). Shakespeare expresses three major metaphors in this sonnet. The first is about age, the second about death, and of course, love follows....   [tags: Sonnet essays] 486 words
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Free Essays On Shakespeare's Sonnet 154 - Analysis of Sonnet 154 The little Love-god lying once asleep Laid by his side his heart-inflaming brand, Whilst many nymphs that vow'd chaste life to keep Came tripping by; but in her maiden hand The fairest votary took up that fire Which many legions of true hearts had warm'd, And so the General of hot desire Was sleeping by a virgin hand disarm'd. This brand she quenched in a cool well by, Which from Love's fire took heat perpetual, Growing a bath and healthful remedy For men diseas'd....   [tags: Sonnet essays] 414 words
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Free Essays On Shakespeare's Sonnet 118 - Analysis of Sonnet 118 Like as, to make our appetites more keen, With eager compounds we our palate urge; As to prevent our maladies unseen We sicken to shun sickness when we purge: Even so, being full of your ne'er cloying sweetness, To bitter sauces did I frame my feeding; And, sick of welfare, found a kind of meetness To be diseas'd ere that there was true needing.j Thus policy in love, to anticipate The ills that were not, grew to faults assur'd, And brought to medicine a healthful state Which, rank of goodness, would by ill be cur'd: But thence I learn, and find the lesson true, Drugs poison him that so fell sick of you....   [tags: Sonnet essays] 479 words
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Free Essays On Shakespeare's Sonnet 55 - Analysis of Sonnet 55 Not marble, nor the gilded monuments Of princes, shall outlive this powerful rhyme; But you shall shine more bright in these contents Than unswept stone besmear'd with sluttish time. When wasteful war shall statues overturn, And broils root out the work of masonry, Nor Mars his sword nor war's quick fire shall burn The living record of your memory. 'Gainst death and all-oblivious enmity Shall you pace forth; your praise shall still find room Even in the eyes of all posterity That wear this world out to the ending doom....   [tags: Sonnet essays] 650 words
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Free Essays On Shakespeare's Sonnet 5 - Analysis of Sonnet 5 Those hours that with gentle work did frame The lovely gaze where every eye doth dwell Will play the tyrants to the very same, And that unfair which fairly doth excel: For never-resting time leads summer on To hideous winter and confounds him there, Sap check'd with frost, and lusty leaves quite gone, Beauty o'ersnow'd and bareness everywhere: Then were not summer's distillation left A liquid prisoner pent in walls of glass, Beauty's effect with beauty were bereft, Nor ir nor no remembrance what it was....   [tags: Sonnet essays] 363 words
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Free Essay: Analysis of Sonnet 12 - Analysis of Sonnet 12 When I do count the clock that tells the time, And see the brave day sunk in hideous night: When I behold the violet past prime, And sable curls o'er-silver'd all with white; When lofty trees I see barren of leaves, Which erst from heat did canopy the herd, And summer's green all girded up in sheaves Borne on the bier with white and bristly beard: Then of thy beauty do I question make That thou among the wastes of time must go, since sweets and beauties do themselves forsake, And die as fast as they see others grow; And nothing 'gainst Time's scythe can make defence save breed to brave him when he takes thee hence....   [tags: Sonnet essays] 372 words
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Free Essay: Analysis of Sonnet 64 - Analysis of Sonnet 64 When I have seen by Time's fell hand defac'd The rich proud cost of outworn buried age; When sometime lofty towers I see down raz'd, And brass eternal slave to mortal rage; When I have seen the hungry ocean gain Advantage on the kingdom of the shore, And the firm soil win of the watery main, Increasing store with loss and loss with store: When I have seen such interchange of state, Or state itself confounded to decay, Ruin hath tought me thus to ruminate- That Time will come and take my love away....   [tags: Sonnet essays] 572 words
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Free Essays On Shakespeare's Sonnet 153 - Analysis of Sonnet 153 Cupid laid by his brand and fell asleep. A maid of Dian's this advantage found, And his love-kindling fire did quickly steep In a cold valley-fountain of that ground; Which borrow'd from this holy fire of Love A dateless lively heat, still to endure, And grew a seething bath which men yet prove Against strange maladies a sovereign cure. But at my mistress' eye Love's brand new fir'd, The boy for trial needs would touch my breast. I, sick withal, the help of bath desir'd, And thither hied, a sad distemper'd guest; But found no cure: the bath for my help lies Where Cupid got new fire-my mistress' eyes....   [tags: Sonnet essays] 437 words
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Free Essays On Shakespeare's Sonnet 14 - Analysis of Sonnet 14 Not from the stars do i my judgement pluck, And yet methinks I have astronomy- But not to tell of good or evil luck, Of plagues, of dearths, or season's quality: Nor can I fortune to Brief minutes tell, Pointing to each his thunder, rain, and wind, Or say with princes if it shall go well By oft predict that I in heaven find: But from thine eyes my knowledge I derive, And, constant stars, in them I read suck art As truth and beauty shall together thrive If from thy self to store thou wouldst convert: Or else of thee this I prognosticate:- Thy end is truth's and beauty's doom and date....   [tags: Sonnet essays] 384 words
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Shakespeare's Sonnet 18 - This sonnet is by far one of the most interesting poems in the book. Of Shakespeare's sonnets in the text, this is one of the most moving lyric poems that I have ever read. There is great use of imagery within the sonnet. This is not to say that the rest of the poems in the book were not good, but this to me was the best, most interesting, and most beautiful of them. It is mainly due to the simplicity and loveliness of the poem’s praise of the beloved woman that it has guaranteed its place in my mind, and heart.The speaker of the poem opens with a question that is addressed to the beloved, "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?" This question is comparing her to the summer tim...   [tags: Sonnet 18 Essay] 1253 words
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Free College Essays - Shakespeare's Sonnet 76 - Sonnet #76 Sonnet #76 is in the section of Shakespeare's sonnets generally accepted as being written to the "fair young man." However, there is no clear indication within this sonnet to identify its recipient. The form is consistent iambic pentameter with an abab,cdcd,efef,gg rhyme scheme. The basic argument of this sonnet is the power of the sonnet itself as a lasting expression of love. In the first quatrain, the poet questions himself about his poetic style. He makes reference to it being "barren" (unproductive, dry, lacking richness or interest) of "new pride" which is an archaic expression for "ornament." He questions the lack of var...   [tags: Sonnet essays] 562 words
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Free College Essays - Shakespeare's Sonnet 147 - Sonnet 147 SONNET CXLVII My love is as a fever, longing still For that which longer nurseth the disease, Feeding on that which doth preserve the ill, The uncertain sickly appetite to please. My reason, the physician to my love, Angry that his prescriptions are not kept, Hath left me, and I desperate now approve Desire is death, which physic did except. Past cure I am, now reason is past care, And frantic-mad with evermore unrest; My thoughts and my discourse as madmen's are, At random from the truth vainly express'd; For I have sworn thee fair and thought thee bright, Who art as black as hell, as dark as night....   [tags: Sonnet essays] 781 words
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Free College Essays - Shakespeare's Sonnet 130 - Sonnet 130   Shakespeare was obviously a very deep, passionate and learned man; he was very open with how he felt and was able to express it in a way that was very exact and easy to comprehend.  In his sonnets, which, to me, are like a little diary, he talks a lot about his life involving his mistress as well as a male friend that he may or may not have been involved with.  In Sonnet 130 Shakespeare is talking of his mistress, her faults and his feelings about her an her faults.  the duration of the piece is spent pointing out the faults of this woman and how he thinks that any other man would be simply repulsed by this woman....   [tags: Sonnet essays] 355 words
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Free College Essays - Analysis of Shakespeare's Sonnet 75 - Analysis of Sonnet 75 SONNET 75 So are you to my thoughts as food to life, Or as sweet-season'd showers are to the ground; And for the peace of you I hold such strife As 'twixt a miser and his wealth is found; Now proud as an enjoyer and anon Doubting the filching age will steal his treasure, Now counting best to be with you alone, Then better'd that the world may see my pleasure; Sometime all full with feasting on your sight And by and by clean starved for a look; Possessing or pursuing no delight, Save what is had or must from you be took....   [tags: Sonnet essays] 948 words
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Free Essay on Shakespeare’s Sonnet 65 - Here's Shakespeare's sonnet no. 65. I'm going to (a) space it out and (b) add in a running commentary that might be helpful to suggest the kinds of reactions one might have in reading it. Let me know if this helps. Since brass, nor stone, nor earth, nor boundless sea "nor"="and not". A list . . . a slowly paced list. Of what sorts of things. what scope. what do they have in common?. . . Sentence is just beginning . . . But sad mortality o'er-sways their power, Ah . . . none of them last....   [tags: Shakespeare Sonnet 65] 725 words
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Sonnet 69 - Sonnet 65 (Shakespeare) 1 Since brass, nor stone, nor boundless sea, 2 But sad mortality o’er-sways their power, 3 How with this rage shall beauty hold a plea, 4 Whose action is no stronger than a flower. 5 O how shall summer’s honey breath hold out, 6 Against the wreckful siege of batt’ring days 7 When rocks impregnable are not so stout, 8 Nor gates of steel so strong, but time decays. 9 O fearful meditation. Where, alack, 10 Shall time’s best jewel from time’s chest lie hid. 11 Or what strong hand can hold his swift foot back, 12 Or who his spoil o’er beauty can forbid....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Sonnet 50 - William Shakespeare's "Sonnet 50" ,on first read, is the story of a man on a sad journey, leaving a loved one and riding a horse that seems more reluctant to go than he does. Upon second evaluation one must ask, why would it pain the horse to leave. The answer is that the horse represents the writers heart. The trudging journey in the sonnet is a metaphor for the speakers grief and pain of parting with someone he loves. In stanzas 1-4, the speaker's problem is brought to light. For some unknown reason, the speaker cannot be with his friend any longer and must move on....   [tags: essays research papers] 374 words
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Sonnets 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16, and 17 - Sonnets 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16, and 17 The first 17 sonnets are addressed to a young man of exceptional beauty who is encouraged to father children. What is striking about this series is that there are exactly 17 sonnets that are all centred on encouraging the young man to marry and father children. Seventeen is an unusual and distinctive number that seems to indicate its own significance. The content of the sonnets shows no evidence of input to them from outside of the author during their development: no questions are answered, there is no change of direction in response to any feedback from the subject, they appear to be a preset series issued together....   [tags: Sonnet essays] 1126 words
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Love, Sonnets and Songs - Love, Sonnets and Songs.  Mary Wroth's prose romance, The Countess of Mountgomeries Urania, closely compares with her uncle, Sir Philip Sidney, 1593 edition The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia.  Wroth was undoubtedly following her uncle's lead by trying to emulate Astrophil and Stella.  Astrophil and Stella and Pamphilia to Amphilantus are both about being in love and they both have over one hundred sonnets and songs. After rereading both pieces, I was struck not by their similarities but by their differences.  For example, Stella is assertive and Pamphilia is passive.  Stella is truly bound by her love for Astrophil while Pamphilia cannot break herself free from the love she feels forAmphila...   [tags: Sonnet essays] 1338 words
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Comparing William Shakespeare's Sonnet 18 and Sonnet 130 - Sonnet 18 and Sonnet 130, by William Shakespeare, are two of the most well known Shakespeare sonnets. Both are similar in theme, however, the two poems are very much contradictory in style, purpose, and the muse to who Shakespeare is writing. Both Sonnets have different styles. Sonnet 18 is a much more traditional poem, showing the reader a picture of his muse in the most divine way. Shakespeare uses a complex metaphor of comparing his subject to the summer, but at the same time making it easy to understand....   [tags: Compare Contrast Comparison] 516 words
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Comparison of Shakespeare's Sonnet 73 and Sonnet 116 - Comparison of Shakespeare's Sonnet 73 and Sonnet 116      William Shakespeare, in his Sonnet 73 and Sonnet 116, sets forth his vision of the unchanging, persistent and immovable nature of true love. According to Shakespeare, love is truly   "till death do us part," and possibly beyond.  Physical infirmity, the ravages of age, or even  one's partner's inconstancy have no effect upon the affections of one who sincerely loves.  His notion of love is not a romantic one in which an idealized vision of a lover is embraced.  Instead he recognizes the weaknesses to which we, as humans, are subject, but still asserts that love conquers all....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Essay on Gender in William Shakespeare's Sonnets - Gender in Shakespeare’s Sonnets      Much has been made (by those who have chosen to notice) of the fact that in Shakespeare's sonnets, the beloved is a young man. It is remarkable, from a historical point of view, and raises intriguing, though unanswerable, questions about the nature of Shakespeare's relationship to the young man who inspired these sonnets. Given 16th-Century England's censorious attitudes towards homosexuality, it might seem surprising that Will's beloved is male. However, in terms of the conventions of the poetry of idealized, courtly love, it makes surprisingly little difference whether Will's beloved is male or female; to put the matter more strongly, in some ways it...   [tags: Shakespeare Sonnet] 1781 words
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How the Sonnet Form is Associated with Love and Ardent Expression - How the Sonnet Form is Associated with Love and Ardent Expression God’s Grandeur is a sonnet associated with the environment and obviously, God. It is an Italian petrarchan sonnet, where there is a noticeable split in the poem which makes up the octave and the sestet. The first four lines of the octave, describes a natural world through which God’s presence runs through like an electric current, becoming at times noticeable is flashes. A metaphor is used to emphasise God’s Grandeur as an electric force....   [tags: Sonnets Love God Essays] 1982 words
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Sonnet 18 by William Shakespeare - Sonnet 18 by William Shakespeare SONNET 18 William Shakespeare's Sonnet 18 is one of one hundred fifty four poems of fourteen lines written in Iambic Pentameter. These sonnets exclusively employ the rhyme scheme, which has come to be called the Shakespearean Sonnet. The sonnets are composed of an octet and sestet and typically progress through three quatrains to a concluding couplet. It also contains figurative language and different poetic devices used to create unique effects in his sonnets....   [tags: Poetry Poem] 1522 words
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Shakespeare's Sonnet XVIII - Shakespeare's Sonnet XVIII Shall I compare thee to a summer's 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, Sometimes 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....   [tags: Papers] 419 words
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Analyzing Shakespears Sonnet 5 - Many factors can be used to analyze “Sonnet 55'; by William Shakespear and “Licia'; by Giles Fletcher. “Sonnet 55'; and “Licia'; share the subject of eternal love. In “Sonnet 55,'; the narrator says that the memory of his love will last through “wasteful wars'; that destroy tangible objects (Shakespear 5). Love remains in the mind;'; it is “living record of [the lover’s] memory'; and cannot be destroyed (Shakespear 8)....   [tags: essays research papers] 350 words
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William Shakespeare's Sonnet 18 - William Shakespeare's Sonnet 18 Shall I compare thee to a summer's day. a Thou art more lovely and more temperate: b Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, a And summer's lease hath all too short a date: b Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines c And often is his gold complexion dimmed, d And every fair from fair sometimes declines, c By chance, or nature's changing course, untrimmed; d But thy eternal summer shall not fade, e Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st; f Nor shall death brag thou wander'st in his shade, e When in eternal lines to time thou grow'st: f So long as man can breathe, or eyes can see,...   [tags: Papers] 829 words
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Holy Sonnet 10 - William Penn, an English philosopher and founder of the Province of Pennsylvania, once said that, “For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity.” He is saying that death is not the end of our lives, but just another stage. In the poem “Holy Sonnet 10” by John Donne, the poet talks to death itself and gives his opinion on his view of death and others’ views: it is something that cannot control anything, can be replaced by others things, and is not the end of a person’s life....   [tags: John Donne] 956 words
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Shakespeare's Sonnet 19 - Shakespeare's Sonnet 19 In his Sonnet 19, Shakespeare presents the timeless theme of Time's mutability. As the lover apostrophizes Time, one might expect him to address "old Time" as inconstant, for such an epithet implies time's changeability. But inconstant also suggests capricious, and the lover finds time more grave than whimsical in its alterations. With the epithet "devouring" he addresses a greedy, ravenous hunger, a Time that is wastefully destructive. Conceding to Time its wrongs, the lover at first appears to encourage Time to satisfy its insatiable appetite....   [tags: essays research papers] 383 words
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The Two Types of Sonnet: Shakespearean and Petrachen - The Two Types of Sonnet: Shakespearean and Petrachen A sonnet is usually a poem with fourteen lines, which deals with one idea or emotion. The rhyming pattern is usually ABBA ABBA ABBA and then a rhyming couplet at CC. It has ten syllables per line. There are two main types of sonnet Shakespearean (English) and Petrachen (Italian). Sonnet means ‘Little song’ in Italian. Sonnets originated in Italy during the Italian renaissance by a man called Pertrach however they only became popular in England during the 14th century....   [tags: Papers] 503 words
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Explication of Sonnet 130 in Comparison with Epithalamion - "Sonnet 130," by William Shakespeare, is probably a mockery of love poems of his era which focus mainly on comparing the loved one to nature and heavenly characteristics. An example of such poems is "Epithalamion," by Edmund Spenser, which sticks to the conventionality of it's time. Shakespeare's style used conveys his love for his "mistress" in an honest and sincere way without "false compare," which makes it more acceptable than the poems of his time. He does not in anyway think of his love as a goddess or a heavenly creature, but in spite of that, his love "as rare," which makes it realistic and charming at the same time....   [tags: Poetry] 562 words
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Poetry Comparison - Sonnet and In time of war. - Poetry Comparison - Sonnet and In time of war. In the poem "Sonnet" Millay is still in love with someone because it is told to us in the last two lines of the poem. "I only know that summer sang in me" which tells us that she feels full of summer, i.e., nice things, when she is in love. " A little while, that in me sings no more" tells us that she is now sad to have lost the love which she once knew. I think she has mixed feelings about being in love with a person or the idea of just being in love....   [tags: English Literature] 1070 words
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Free College Essays - Sleep in Shakespeare's Sonnet XXVII - Motif of Sleep in Shakespeare's Sonnet XXVII In William Shakespeare’s “Sonnet 27”, a motif that can be followed throughout the poem is that of sleep and weariness. This motif is used to reinforce the theme of the entire sonnet: that the speaker cannot sleep due to thoughts of his lover. The speaker’s diction supports the theme of work and toil. Words like “zealous”, “drooping”, “repose”, “haste”, and “expired” illustrate the weariness that the speaker is feeling, and help to give significance to the fact that he can not sleep....   [tags: free essay writer] 392 words
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Violent Action in John Donne's Holy Sonnet XIV - In "Holy Sonnet XIV" By John Donne, Donne asks God to help him. The way Donne believes God can help him is by Donne being beaten down by God only to rise up. Because Donne asks God to heat him down, he is asking God to do a violent action. The first quatrain shows Donne asking God to be violent in the intensification of verbs. The second quatrain shows Donne asking God to be violent when Donne uses the imagery of a city taken over and how he longs for God to come into the city. The third quatrain shows Donne asking God to be violent when Donne says, "break that knot again."(Donne, line 11) Donne wants God to break his union with sin....   [tags: Poetry] 667 words
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Methods of Expressing Main Concepts in William Shakespeares Sonnet 30 - Methods of Expressing Main Concepts in William Shakespeares Sonnet 30 Shakespeare was superb at putting words together and has written numerous sonnets over the years. Though 'sonnet 30' clearly stands out as its theme is presented in such a subtle and unique way. Therefore the question is: How does the poet express this leading idea. To detect the leading idea in Shakespeare's sonnet, one should not solely read between the lines. One should in fact pay very close attention to its vocabulary, particularly to recurrent words such as 'grieve' , 'woe' (ll....   [tags: Papers] 382 words
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Analysis of the Sonnet, "My Mistress' Eyes are Nothing like the Sun" - At the time of its writing, Shakespeare's one hundred thirtieth sonnet, a highly candid, simple work, introduced a new era of poems. Shakespeare's expression of love was far different from traditional sonnets in the early 1600s, in which poets highly praised their loved ones with sweet words. Instead, Shakespeare satirizes the tradition of comparing one's beloved to the beauties of the sun. From its opening phrase "My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun", shocks the audience because it does not portray a soft, beautiful woman....   [tags: Poetry] 431 words
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A Comparison of Sonnet 17 by William Shakespeare And The Writer by Sujata Bhatt - A Comparison of Sonnet 17 by William Shakespeare And The Writer by Sujata Bhatt 'Sonnet 17' and 'The Writer' deal with the issues of the difficulties of describing nature and a woman on paper and the frustration of not being able to write. Having reading both titles one would get the impression of 'Sonnet 17' being a love poem, (as a sonnet is a traditional love poem),that it concerns the issues of beauty and time. '17' illustrates the number of the poem, showing the poet has written quite a few sonnet, this being his seventeenth one, all about the same women....   [tags: Papers] 943 words
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The Theme of Love in Sonnet 130 , Anne Hathaway, Havisham and The Laboratory - The Theme of Love in Sonnet 130 , Anne Hathaway, Havisham and The Laboratory First of all I will be talking about William Shakespere’s Sonnet 130. Now this poem has a rather odd element to the other poems. Some may say this is romantic but others may disagree. Now the people who disagree have justified this by the way of writing and the use of words. Where the opening line is “ My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun;” This line is straight away implementing that either he is saying his lovers eyes are so beautiful that they cannot even be compared to the sun or he is saying his lovers eyes are nothing like the sun’s....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Hathaway] 323 words
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