Nick Warner 9/22/16 Period 2 Final Draft In Shakespeare's Sonnet 130, the speaker is comparing his lover to a various and wide range of natural and artificial beauties, but the comparisons are never in favor of his mistress. He is telling his lover the truth, and saying I still love you. “And in some perfumes is there more delight Than in the breath that from my mistress reeks” (7-8). He is saying yeah your breath smells bad, but I still love you. Various figurative devices are used to express the speaker’s love for this “imperfect” woman. One being a simile. The speaker uses a simile, “My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun;” (1). This means that no her eyes aren’t as bright and beautiful as the sun. The speaker uses many metaphors, one being, “If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun;” (3). He is saying that compared to white snow, her breasts are brown, or dun. It shows that she spends a lot of time outside, and isn’t necessarily rich. One example of imagery is “My mistress, when she walks, treads on the
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