POEM ANALYSIS ESSAY - Ghafoor 1 Sidra Ghafoor English IV(3...

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Ghafoor 1 Sidra Ghafoor English IV (3) Ms. Miller 22 February 2011 Comparison of a Day in Summer In the love sonnet titled Sonnet 18 by William Shakespeare, Shakespeare describes his beloved as a subject of the sonnet to a “summer’s day”, in which he finds her to be better than a beautiful day of summer (Shakespeare Line 1). The sonnet contains three quatrains and a couplet. Shakespeare compares the love of his life from being beautiful to a perfect and timeless season and he does so in just fourteen lines. In this sonnet Shakespeare keeps his love alive and uses a variety of techniques to demonstrate how love is more brilliant and everlasting than a summer's day. In the first quatrain Shakespeare starts off the sonnet with a question, “[s]hall I compare thee to a summer’s day?” getting the reader to think if his beloved is as beautiful as a day of summer (Shakespeare 1). Next Shakespeare moves into the devotion of a comparison between his love and summer in the next eleven lines by answering the following question. Shakespeare

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