Similarities Between Romeo And Juliet And Sonnet 130

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Shakespeare uses both love and beauty in Romeo and Juliet in order to express the characters feelings and opinions towards each other and also to express their understanding of love and beauty relative to the Elizabethan time period; in the same way that he does in 'sonnet 130', Carol Ann Duffy does in 'Havisham' and 'Valentine', Lord Byron in 'She walks in beauty' and John Donne in 'The Flea.' Although their poems all differ (whether it's in choice of language, style or the overall focus of the poem,) they all share the aspect of love and beauty which creates the main link between all of the poems.
Shakespeare's 'Sonnet 130' is a very contrasting poem in that he creates the typical imagery that would be expected from someone either trying
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If somebody read their lover this poem in today's society it would more than likely be taken into great offence and result in arguments since things …show more content…
"Romeo Amen, amen! But come what sorrow can. It cannot counterveil the exchange of joy" "That one short minute gives me in her sight." "Do thou but close our hands with hold words." "Then love-devouring death do what he dare-is it enough I may call her mine" These quotes demonstrate some of the refined yet courtly love which Shakespeare shows in the play. This was very typical during those times since people didn't marry for love but because they were arranged either for their families wealth or for their reputation. It was a time period where people didn't marry their partner because they loved them, they learned to love them because they married them. Alternatively to 'Sonnet 130', the description of love in Romeo and Juliet is very

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