Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?Thou art more lovely and more temperate.Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,And summer's lease hath all too short a date.Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,And often is his gold complexion dimmed;And every fair from fair sometime declines,By chance, or nature's changing course, untrimmed;But thy eternal summer shall not fade,Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st,Nor shall death brag thou wand'rest in his shade,When in eternal lines to Time thou grow'st. So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see, So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.
This sonnet was nice..that's all...just nice. I think it was too flat. It was quite boring. But at least it's creative and full of love.
I liked it. I have heard it a couple times in other grades so I sort of know it. It is kind of peaceful but sort of outspoken at the same time. It is hard to explain but it sounds better in my head when I think of what to say.
I've already written much about this sonnet in my assignments so I kind of just want to comment on it just for fun. I like the way Shakespeare is very nontraditional in his messages through his sonnets. He doesn't give the famous one liners or common clichés that most people would write when talking about their beloved. Another thing is there is a reason I say “beloved” instead of young woman, or lady. An interesting theory that I have read about is that this sonnet was written for a male. My 9th grade English teacher and I use to talk about the theory that Shakespeare was bi-sexual quite often and see what evidence there was to it. It was thought that this sonnet and many others such as sonnets 1, 2, 44, 104, and 144 were about a young man he so adored. Yes I know he was married but he was in London for a long time and I've read up on Shakespeare and his relationship with his wife was not the best. I just think it is a kind of off the chart and random interesting comment to throw out there.I’m not saying it is true it’s just a theory though.The end ....Well for now :)
wait...this sonnet was written to Shakespeare's nephew, not a woman at all!
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