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Running Head: SHAKESPEARE ANALYSIS 1An Analysis of William Shakespeare: “My Mistress’ Eyes are Nothing Like the Sun”Montine BoydComposition IIISouth University OnlineInstructor John PhillipsNovember 5, 2018
Running Head: MY MISTRESS’ EYES2 An Analysis of William Shakespeare: “My Mistress’ Eyes are Nothing Like the Sun”Did you know the work of William Shakespeare has been used more often than any writing after the King James Bible (Goldstein, 2014)? Shakespeare’s poem, “My Mistress’ Eyes are Nothing Like the Sun,” was different than what was normally done during that era. This poem is also one of his most famous ones. In this poem, he describes how he sees his mistress. The way he describes his mistress to numerous beauties is never in a way to support her. The analysis will show what he sees when he looks at his lover.In the first line, Shakespeare is comparing his lover’s eyes to the sun. The sun is normallybright and full of life. In his description, the mistress’ eyes are the opposite, meaning her eye are dull and dim. This could mean that they are a dark color. In the second line, her lips are a metaphor to a coral. The coral is redder than her lips. “If snow be white, why then her breasts aredun,” has a word that is not used in everyday language (Shakespeare, 1690). Shakespeare is