In Shakespeare’s sonnets, he discusses the conflicts that men have with time, such as time with human being’s body and time with the mind. Although time withers the body and eventually takes away the mind, however, Shakespeare writes that time cannot defeat love, especially when love is written by poems.
I.Analysis of Sonnet 18
A.Interpretation of Sonnet 18
B.Discussion of the underlying meaning of time and love
II.Analysis of Sonnet 19
A.Paraphrase of Sonnet 19
B.Denotation of the message of love with the comparison of Sonnet 18 III.Analysis of Sonnet 73
A.Summary of Sonnet 73
B.Discussion of the relationship between time and love of this sonnet IV.Analysis of Sonnet 116
A. Summary of Sonnet 116
B. Investigation of the connection of time and love with the comparison of Sonnet 18 V.Conclusion
A.Restatement of the key points of the above sonnets
Shakespeare’s idea about the relationship between time and love - -with the analysis of Sonnet 18, Sonnet 19, Sonnet 73 and Sonnet 116
In Shakespeare’s sonnets, he discusses the conflicts that men have with time, such as time with human being’s body and time with the mind. Throughout his sonnets, especially Sonnet 18, Sonnet 19, Sonnet 73 and Sonnet 116, Shakespeare talks of love and time which expresses his ideas the powers of beauty, time, and love and how each interacts with the other. He examines the relationship between love and time. In several lines he leads the reader to believe that when written and recorded, love can be remembered throughout time.
In Sonnet 18, Shakespeare raises a proposal—“Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?” at the beginning. Then he argues that “you” are more lovely and beautiful than a summer’s day. Although the wind blowing on the flower buds of May can be felt, still the summer just doesn’t last long enough for the sun dims and sometimes goes away by chance or simply by nature’s doing. After the word “but”...