Shakespeare's Sonnet 18


William Shakespeare was born to John and Mary Shakespeare of
Stratford, both prosperous and respected people of the town. It is highly
probable that William went to a grammar school in Stratford that belonged
to citizens of the town. There he studied Latin Literature writers. Many
feel that this education was not the only reason of Shakespeare’s talent
and knowledge on writing. On his way home from school, little William was
intreged by the sites and sounds of the scenery. The reader can see these
observations described in beautiful works in the poems, sonnets, and
plays that he would later write.
Shakespeare is now known to be one of the most profound English
writers of out ...

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than a poem. Sonnet 18 is one of the most admired of
his collection. It is a beautiful romantic love poem written to compare
summer to his love’s beauty. A beautiful piece of imagery is used in
lines1-3: “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Thou are more lovely
and more temperate. Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May:”
Shakespeare clearly ables the reader to picture a beautiful woman whose
beauty can not be taken away by any means. The reader, by reading on, can
than picture flowers blowing in a breeze.
Sonnet 18 is very typical of his writing style. Romantisicm runs
rmapid as a theme in many of his poems. He best shows this style in lines
10-14:

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 lined do time thou growest.
So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see,
So long lives this and this gives life to thee.
(Shakespeare lines ...

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