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Rebecca Van Sciver Mr. Brown English 10 3 January 2011An Everlasting LoveSonnet 18 offers an elaborate metaphor that demonstrates the strength and beauty of human emotion. Shakespeare compares the object of his affections to a summer’s day and uses this comparison to demonstrate the depth of his love. This sonnet expresses the true nature of love, its intensity and its permanence.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;Shakespeare’s form consists of three quatrains and a final couplet, forming fourteen lines, each containing ten syllables. The first two lines stage the remainder of the verse, immediately communicating the theme of summer love by contrasting the season and love itself. “Rough

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