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LEE 1 Young Kuk Lee Professor Schamp English 2 May 18 th , 2011 Need Title A sonnet contains many deep indirect meanings. Thus it is easy to miss all poet’s hidden intentions when the readers are just into its’ sweet contents. However it is the charming point of the sonnet when the readers analyze to understand real meaning of it. Sonnet number eighteen, one of the most famous pieces of work written by William Shakespeare known as “Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer’s Day” is a romantic and English sonnet. It is composed by fourteen lines which contains Shakespeare’s own personal thoughts and emotions about his beloved compare to beautiful summer’s day. He used various poetic devices like personification, metaphor and internal rhymes to express his overall meaning of the sonnet. Shakespeare accepts that even his beloved’s beauty does not have substitutability and mortality under a law of aging after comparing between his beloved and beautiful summer’s day, but he assets that the beauty will sustain forever with the poem. Shakespeare realizes summer is not as beautiful as his beloved after comparing with beautiful summer’s day. He used a rhetorical question to express his desire to compare his beloved with summer’s day: “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?” (line 1). His comparison suggestion indicates that he strongly believes that his beloved is one of the most beautiful existence like summer’s day when the flowers are
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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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