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Jordan 1Estefania Jordan M00505581Prof. MaxwellGEEN 2312Final EssayComparative analysis of nature imagery in Sonnet 18 and Sonnet 73 by William ShakespeareFor the past six centuries, William Shakespeare has been considered one ofthe best poets and dramatists in the English language1. Shakespeare’s innovativewriting style consisted of elaborate metaphors and rhetorical phrases that addeddepth to his works. Particularly, Shakespeare excelled writing complex, four partsonnets written in iambic pentameter2. Through this paper, I will analyzeShakespeare’s usage of nature imagery and compare the literary themes presentedin Sonnet 18 and Sonnet 73.First of all, Sonnet 18 is one of Shakespeare’s most renowned sonnets, whichexalts his beloved’s beauty. The sonnet begins through a comparison to a “summer’sday”, referring to the beloved as more beautiful and temperate. Then, Shakespearerefers to the summer’s fleeting nature and assures the beloved that this beauty willnot fade or decline. He concludes the beloved’s level of beauty is eternal and will