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Hanna Lee Dr. Jutta Schamp English 2 (#1877) May 18, 2011 Beautiful and Eternal Love in Poetry If one has a deep affection towards someone else, the person would say, “I love you.” The word, “love,” sometimes brings pain and sorrow, but most people feel comfortable and warm. Therefore, many authors write literary works with love as the motif. Shakespeare also regards love as a significant value. A Shakespeare’s sonnet that admires his beloved, “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day,” conveys the beautiful aspects of love and parodied by Howard Moss afterwards. Shakespeare’s and Moss’ “Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer’s Day?” have similarities in terms of the theme that describes the beauty and eternity of love and the connection between love and the immortal literature but they have a difference in the way to express the theme such as the form and word choice. Both poets sing about the beautiful and eternal love as a motif of the poems. First, the narrators of the two poems admire the beauty of love in common. In Shakespeare’s “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day,” the author compares love to summer. ‘A summer day’ in Shakespeare’s country is an expression that means the best period in a year. Thus, the author emphasizes how love is gorgeous like the best season in his time. The beautiful side of love is also depicted in Moss’ poem. Moss expresses that love is nicer and better than summer (2). A lovely scenery of nature is enough to show us natural marvels and wonders. However, Moss’ love in this poem has exceeding beauty as Shakespeare regards love is more lovely than a
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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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