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Name: Class: "Untitled" by David Travis is licensed under CC0. “Sonnet 18” by William Shakespeare (1608) is in the public domain. Sonnet 18 By William Shakespeare 1608 William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was an English poet, playwright, and actor. He wrote 154 sonnets and 38 plays. “Sonnet 18” is one of Shakespeare’s best-known sonnets. As you read, identify the imagery and tone the speaker users to describe the subject of the poem as well as the summer. Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate. 1 Rough winds do shake the darling buds 2 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 3 dimmed; And every fair from fair sometime declines, By chance, or nature’s changing course, untrimmed; But thy eternal summer shall not fade, Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow’st, 4 Nor shall death brag thou wand’rest 5 in his shade, When in eternal lines to Time thou grow’st.

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