Love And Sexuality In Shakespearean Sonnets

Love and sexuality are significant in Shakespearean sonnets, whereby they tend to be the centrality of the meaning in the poem sonnets. They are depicted in sonnets 25 and 36, in the following ways, William Shakespeare is a master of subtle humour and sexual puns, whereby, In sonnets 25, The poet contrasts himself with those who are in favor with their stars, implying that though he is not numbered among those famous, fortunate people their fame will not last while his love will.Therefore, he is happy in love. Here the poet shows that peoples fame only stops at the stars,inotherwords ,the mention of the stars,Imply that the sky is the limit but with Love,nothing is the limit but with ...

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him and the Youth replaces his need for fame and does not have to be like the so called warriors who toil to fight for fame.

The painful warrior famoused for fight,
After a thousand victories once foil’d
Is from the book of honour razed quite,
And all the rest forgot for which he toil’d

This implies that the poet doest have to toil for Love she is lest assured of fame and permanence.

Then happy I, that Love and am beloved
Where I may not remove nor be remove’s.

The poet’s sexuality in this poem is further portrayed, when the woman feels that she is safe and permanent because of Love She feels that with Love you can’t ask for anything else,not even the stars,are worth Love.As long as, You Love and are Love back, you are lest assured, unlike men, who perceive it differently.
The poet here reflects on the vagaries of fortune and how those who enjoy high estate and public favour are at the mercy of the power of princess. Even the most famous warriors and ...

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Added: 3/26/2011 10:04:16 AM
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Category: Shakespeare
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