Sonnet 18 Compared to Sonnet 30

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William Shakespeare
“Sonnet 18”
Edna St. Vincent Millay
“Sonnet 30”

Caleb Jolly
English 10
April 25, 2011

William Shakespeare
I. Author Information

1. Was born on April 23, 1564 in Stratford
2. Third child, attended free grammar school in Stratford

II. Literature Background

1. 1609
2. It was written to be a theme of Sonnet 15-17

III. Literature Analysis
1. Is a theme

Edna St. Vincent Millay
IV. Author Information
1. Born on February 22, 1892 in Rockland, Maine
2. Graduated in 1917

V. Literature Background
1. Written in 1941
2. Theme

VI. Literature Analysis

1. A Theme

William Shakespeare

He was born in Stratford - upon - Avon, allegedly on April 23, 1564. He was born to John Shakespeare and Mary Arden. He was their 3rd child, three of which died in childhood.

He attended a free grammar school in Stratford. Shakespeare got married to Anne Hathaway on November 28, 1582, William was 18 and Anne was 26 and pregnant.


It apparently marks the place where the point has abandoned earlier push to persuade the fair lord to have a child. The first two entrains focus on the fair lord’s beauty: the poet attempts to compare it to a summer’s day, but show these comes no such comparison.

Edna St. Vincent Millay

She was born on February 22, 1892 in Rockland Maine. Following her graduation in 1917, Millay settled in new York’s Greenwich village and beg her first volume, Renanscence and other poems broght her some attention. She died on October 19, 1950 in Austerlitz, New York.

“Sonnet 30”

Sonnet 30 is at the center of a sequence of sonnets dealing with the narrators growing attachment to the fair lord and the narrator’s paralyzing inability to function without him. Sonnet 30 also provides some prime examples of the poet’s recurring tendency to describe his relationship with the fair lord in financial terms....
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