Essay pg.189 #1.docx - Anthony Trujillo Mrs Oles AP Literature and Composition Period 1 Essay pg 189#1 William Shakespeare employs technique of using

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January 18, 2017 Anthony Trujillo Mrs. Oles AP Literature and Composition, Period 1 Essay pg. 189 #1 William Shakespeare employs technique of using musical devices of alliteration and assonance in his poem “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?” The style and technique of using musical devices help to carry and reinforce the overall theme of the poem, which focuses on the idea of eternal beauty of woman to whom the speaker is speaking. This poem is a sonnet, so it follows the sonnet rhyming scheme. By following this common and technical usage of rhyming scheme, the rhyme does not make it any less serious, rather it enhances the poem. The alliteration, assonance, and rhyme makes the poem sound more musical, which enhances the romantic and admiring tone of the poem. The first time that these devices begin is in the second line, when Shakespeare repeats the word more, saying “thou art more lovely and more temperate.” This repetition helps emphasize the extent of the woman’s beauty. The first example of assonance in the the third line, when he

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