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Jordan 1 Estefania Jordan M00505581 Prof. Maxwell GEEN 2312 Final Essay Comparative analysis of nature imagery in Sonnet 18 and Sonnet 73 by William Shakespeare For the past six centuries, William Shakespeare has been considered one of the best poets and dramatists in the English language 1 . Shakespeare’s innovative writing style consisted of elaborate metaphors and rhetorical phrases that added depth to his works. Particularly, Shakespeare excelled writing complex, four part sonnets written in iambic pentameter 2 . Through this paper, I will analyze Shakespeare’s usage of nature imagery and compare the literary themes presented in Sonnet 18 and Sonnet 73. First of all, Sonnet 18 is one of Shakespeare’s most renowned sonnets, which exalts his beloved’s beauty. The sonnet begins through a comparison to a “summer’s day”, referring to the beloved as more beautiful and temperate. Then, Shakespeare refers to the summer’s fleeting nature and assures the beloved that this beauty will not fade or decline. He concludes the beloved’s level of beauty is eternal and will

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