In the poems "Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day?" and "My Mistress' Eyes Are Nothing Like the Sun", William Shakespeare compares his loved ones to nature. He uses natural elements in order to show that nature is superior to human beings. However, the poet comes to the conclusion that despite the fact that nature is more perfect than human beings, he loves his lovers more than nature for the unique qualities that human beings have over nature.
Already from the titles of the poems, one can notice that nature is superior to humankind. In the poem "My Mistress' Eyes Are Nothing Like the Sun" the reader can assume that the writer thinks that the sun is more beautiful and is better than his mistress' eyes. The sun is a symbol of happiness and the joy of life. When the writer sees the sun's rays it gives him joy. By saying that his mistress' eyes do not look like the sun it means that when he looks at her eyes she does not reflect happiness or joy. Her eyes do not shine like the sun. The nature appears more powerful than humankind.
In the title of the poem "Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day?", Shakespeare is debating whether or not his love one is worth being compare to a summer day. Unlike the first poem, the poet does not know what the answer is from the title or whether it is fair to compare nature to her. However, as the reader read through the poem he gets an answer from the poet. Just the thought whether his loved one is worth being compared to nature gives away the poet's assumption that nature is superior to humankind.
Throughout all the poem "My Mistress' Eyes Are Nothing Like the Sun", Shakespeare shows how nature is better than his loved one by comparing nature and his mistress. He shows all the great things of nature and all the faults of humans. For instance, he shows how colorful and lovely the colors...