D2JI - Kyungsup Ji Professor Schamp English 2 May 18, 2011...

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Kyungsup Ji Professor Schamp English 2 May 18, 2011 How Shakespeare depicts his love and its eternity in the poem “Shall I compare Thee to a Summer’s day” In the movie “Dead Poets Society”, one boy says the poem to impress his love to one of the girls from the other school. Like this, people express their unaffected heart in poem and their true heart conveys to other people through the poem, Particularly, the poem “Shall I compare Thee to a Summer’s Day” written by William Shakespeare is the sonnet which highlights the praise for the speaker’s beloved with romantic poetry devices. Many people know and recite this poem nowadays because this poem shows the speaker’s unaffected love for his beloved. Through the poem “Shall I compare Thee to a Summer’s Day”, Shakespeare emphasizes his lover’s beauty, his love, and eternity by comparing it to images of a summer day. Also, the speaker depicts that his beloved’s beauty will be alive everlastingly in the poem and art. At the beginning of the poem, the speaker makes an impact on his beloved one’s beauty by comparing to summer’s day. The speaker starts his poem with “Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? / Thou art more lovely and more temperate:” (Shakespeare line 1-2). Even though the speaker assumes that his beloved one is superior than a summer day, the
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This note was uploaded on 06/10/2011 for the course ENGLISH 1 taught by Professor Meyer during the Spring '11 term at UCSB.

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