Sonnet 130

In William Shakespeare’s and Christopher Marlowe’s The Passionate Shepherd To His Love, the themes of unconditional love, opulent treasures, and vivid imagery are
all conveyed throughout the poems but through different point of views.
The theme of unconditional love is expressed through the two poems. The poet proclaims his affection for her by telling his "love" that he will give her anything in the world if she would
just be with him. "And if these pleasures may thee move, come live with me, and be my love." His words show that he is willing to do anything and everything for her by giving her "a gown

made of the finest wool" or even "coral ...

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I think my love as rare as any she belied with false compare." This shows his honesty in speaking about his object of affection, yet he achieves the same sense of

unconditional love that the poet in Marlowe’s poem tries to delineate without using embellishments. The speaker in Sonnet 130 doesn’t hyperbolize about his "rare" love using a plethora of exaggerations to portray his fondness for his "mistress" as the poet in Marlowe’s

poem did. Even though the two poems have the theme as unconditional love, the portrayals of it are achieved through different methods.

Opulent treasures are also used within both poems whether it be treasures of physical attributes or treasures of tangible gifts to express their loves for the women in their lives. The

poet of The Passionate Shepherd To His Love uses tangible gifts such as " a gown made of the finest wool or far lined slippers with buckles of the purest gold." "And I will make thee ...

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