Shakespeare ve Spencer

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Kayla Hernandez Professor LaCerra ENC 1102 October 06, 2009 “Sensual pleasures have the fleeting brilliance of a comet; a happy marriage has the tranquility of a lovely sunset.” - Ann Landers For this essay will be comparing and contrasting Shakespeare’s sonnet 116 and Spenser’s Sonnet 75. I find that these two poems complement each other well in term of the life and death of love, and the concept of what true love is, if it exists at all. In Shakespeare’s sonnet 116 we are introduced to the poet’s definition of what true love is. In the first quatrain of this sonnet refers to love as “the marriage of true minds,” and alludes to the biblical injunction from Matthew 19:6 heard at wedding ceremonies, “What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.” In the second quatrain, Shakespeare metaphorically speaks of love as the polestar or the North Star as it is “the star to every wandering bark”, this is a reference to a ‘braque’, a three-massed sailing ship. In those times sailor’s navigation relied primarily the stars of the night sky, such as the northern star, an object that does not fade with time and “that looks on tempests and is never shaken” meaning that even through rough seas and
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This note was uploaded on 10/24/2009 for the course ENC 1102 taught by Professor Barlow during the Fall '07 term at Valencia.

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