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My Love is Like to Ice

The poem makes me sympathize with the persona as I read it through. The statement,Ice which is congealed with the senseless cold should kindle fire by wonderful device makes a revelation how much the persona struggles but he is still never understood. This part makes me feel the sadness that the author has due to […]

Pages: 4 Words: 1153 Topics: Poem, Renaissance, Sonnet, Writer

William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18

In his sonnet, Sonnet 18, Shakespeare illustrates whether or not his lover will live on eternally or temporally using a distinctive form of writing. Peaceful/frustrated tones, personification intertwined with metaphors, and descriptive imagery along with various poetic devices enable the reader to see from the speaker’s perspective. The speaker embraces his emotions to set the […]

Pages: 3 Words: 944 Topics: Sonnet, Tone, William Shakespeare
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Sonnet 18: Shall i Compare Thee to a Summer’s Day?

 (A). Initial thoughts about the work. This is the most fascinating poem written by Shakespeare so far because it focuses on the beauty of a friend with whom the poet wishes to remain forever in his memory. The friend is metamorphosed into a season of the year (summer) to show the profound joy and beauty […]

Pages: 4 Words: 1191 Topics: Creativity, Love, Metaphor, Perception, Sonnet, Time, William Shakespeare

Sonnet 73: a View of the Inevitably of Aging, and the Approach of Death

Quite possibly the most fundamentally difficult thing for a man to do, is to examine himself, and come to the realization that his time is limited. We get an insight into this struggle in “Sonnet 73” by William Shakespeare. The excerpt of sonnet 73 that we are going to examine is written by William Shakespeare. […]

Pages: 4 Words: 1149 Topics: Death, Poetry Analysis, Sonnet, William Shakespeare

Poem “Love is not All”

The poem I chose is “Love is Not All” by Edna St. Vincent Millay. I chose this poem because it has to do with love and the message she is portraying is amazing. This poem was written in 1931 when Millay was thirty-nine. Most of her work was humorous but not this one. This one […]

Pages: 2 Words: 697 Topics: Irony, Love, message, Poetry, Sonnet

Sonnet ‘Bright Star’ by John Keats

The sonnet, Bright Star written by John Keats, was heavily discussed during one of our class sessions. Much of the classroom was in agreeance that the speaker was listing ways he did not want to be steadfast. However, I had a very different view on the sonnet. My difference in view happened because I noticed […]

Pages: 4 Words: 1066 Topics: Fiction, Poetry, Sonnet, Tone, Writing
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