Poem Explanation

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The first expression that Shakespeare used in the poem is “summer days.” The writer tried to relate the beauty of the summer season with the beauty of his beloved friend. Though, he tried to emphasize on the fact that his friend is much more magnificent and charming than the summer season. The speaker used phrases like rough winds and the darling buds of May to describe the qualities of summer. He indicates that his friend’s qualities are much higher than the qualities of the summer day because the summer’s days often tend towards extremes: the darling buds of May are shaken by the “rough winds” but his friend is flawless and has perfect qualities. The poet also used the expression “summers lease” to indicate that summer has a short time in general and that his friend’s beauty and charm is immortal, and on the other hand the summer’s beauty will diminish one day and come to an end as it has a short time limit. Sometimes, summer has both hot and cold temperature. The line "Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines" depicts that summer can often be too hot and in the next line "And often is his gold complexion dimm'd”means that the sun shines too dim. Summer is thus an imperfect season, but the speaker’s affection for his friend is not and that his friend has beauty of perfection. Another expression that the poet tried to depict is the continuing of human civilization. He says that his friend’s incomparable beauty is immortal and that he will never lose possession of it. In the couplet, he completes the thought by saying that as long as people exist, this poem will exist and he will live in this poem. He also said that his friend will live in these lines of poetry forever. The poet used much imagery to heighten the beauty of his poem. Using some specific phrases, he tried to glorify their friendship. Using few expressions, he tried to convey the theme to the readers that the beauty of his friend is immortal and that it cannot be compared with anything else. The...
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