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David Omokhaye
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October 28, 2014 sonnets William Shakespeare was born on April 26, 1564. Author of the most beloved love story Romeo and Juliet. Shakespeare is one of the most well know English poet, playwright and actor, widely respected as the greatest writer in the English language. Shakespeare had the ability to summarize a person’s emotion in an expressive way that everybody can relate to. Which was why he was remarkably favored throughout time. In sonnet number 18 Witten by Shakespeare, it seems he is in love with a woman comparing her to the summer day.
He starts with a question “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?” (Sparknotes.com, 2014) Summer which is the best of all seasons, sometimes it is too hot or it rains a lot. During the summer there is more accident which occurs because of the intense temperature. “And often is his gold complexion dimmed and every fair from fair sometime declines.” She had a spark that he was deeply touched by but there are times when he doesn’t think she is beautiful. “Chance or nature’s changing course untrimmed.” (Sparknotes.com, 2014) There must have been a terrible accident that made he stop loving his woman, making him stop seeing what he say for her.
In Shakespeare’s sonnet number 130 it speaks highly different about another woman. His wife perhaps, “My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun” (Sparknotes.com, 2014) Sun being bright and golden also called light. Comparing his wife’s eyes looking nothing like the sun must mean she has no life with in her. Some people might say the eyes tell you everything about a person. If Shakespeare says her eyes looks nothing like the sun it must mean the opposite of like darkness, dull. “her breasts are grayish-brown” (Sparknotes.com, 2014) His mistress must have been really old to have breasts as grey as hers. She must have not taken good care of her body. Let herself go. Another reason why Shakespeare doesn’t find any interest in her. Other poets describes their mistress as an angle, with perfect golden hair and soft skin, but not Shakespeare “If hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head.” (Sparknotes.com, 2014) “I have seen roses damasked, red and white, but no such roses see I in her cheeks.” (Sparknotes.com, 2014) This is also like a blush. It seems that Shakespeare couldn't satisfy her as well so he has no reason to smile blush, smile, or laugh. "Some perfumes is there more delight than in the breath that from my mistress reeks" (Sparknotes.com, 2014) This is just isn't right, nothing is worse than a woman's breath when it stinks. "I love to hear her speak, yet well I know that music hath a far more pleasing sound." (Sparknotes.com, 2014) Saying the voice of your wife sounds like a dying dog. why did you marry her in the first place. Despite all those flaws he wrote about his wife, his couplet stunned me the most. "And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare as any she belied with false compare." (Sparknotes.com, 2014) Yet, by heaven, I think my beloved is as special as any woman whom poets have lied about with false comparisons.

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