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Student Name: _________________ Class Pd: ______ Prewriting Activity for Literary Analysis “Sonnet 18” - Shakespeare SONNET 18 Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate: Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, And summer's lease hath all too short a date: Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines , And often is his gold complexion dimm'd; And every fair from fair sometime declines, By chance, or nature's changing course, untrimm'd; But thy eternal summer shall not fade Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st; Nor shall Death brag thou wander'st in his shade, When in eternal lines to time thou grow'st; So long as men can breathe or eyes can see, So long lives this, and this gives life to thee. Outline your response to the poem: 1. What is the sonnet/poem about? Love of a love to another 2. What is the theme (message or central idea)? Through word love can last forever 3. What is the main comparison developed in “Sonnet 18”? What Compare love and summer day and the use of metaphor is seen throughout

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