Comparison Of Shakespeare Shal


Mid Term Break by Seamus Heaney and
Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer’s Day by William Shakespeare
Seamus Heaney was born in 1939 in a small agricultural town in county Derry. In 1957 he went to Queen’s University in Belfast where he studied literature. He returned to Queen’s in 1965 as a lecturer. In 1972 Heaney moved to the Republic of Ireland because of the bitterness between Catholics and Protestants in the North. He taught at Carysfort College in Dublin from 1975 to 1980. He also taught at Harvard University, Massachusetts and Cambridge, England. His poetry is mainly concentrated upon his childhood years in Northern Ireland. The greatest achievement so far in his ...

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Anne Hathaway, who was the daughter of a local farmer, to whom he had a daughter in 1583 and twins, a boy and a girl, in 1585. The boy did not survive. By 1592 William Shakespeare had attained success as an actor and playwright in London. His Sonnets and poems, written between 1593 and 1609, also established him as a gifted and popular poet of the Renaissance.
Shakespeare’s poetic efforts include a series of one hundred and fifty four Sonnets, in which he developed the Shakespearean sonnet as a new poetic form, arranged as three quatrains and a single rhyming couplet. The Sonnets describe the devotion of a character, which is often the poet himself, to a young lady in whom he is infatuated. The sonnet uses the rhyme scheme:
A B A B C D C D E F E F G G
In “Shall I Compare Thee To A Summer’s Day?” which is Sonnet eighteen in the series of one hundred and fifty four, Shakespeare writes in praise of his lady’s ...

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eternity. He paints a picture in the readers imagination of an immortal internal beauty, “Nor shall death brag thou wander’st in the shade.”
Shakespeare, however, does not lead us to believe that summer is somewhat bad, he maintains the air of summer being beautiful with phrases like, “darling buds of May” “the eye of Heaven,” and “his gold complexion.” By maintaining this air he does not degrade the summer’s day but dilates the beauty of his lady.
In this Poem, “Shall I Compare Thee To A Summer’s Day?”; Shakespeare never fails to lose the interest of the reader. The ...

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