Sonnet 130 Analysis Essay, Research Paper
My Mistress Eyes Are Nothing Like The Sun
William Shakespeare s poem, Sonnet 130 has a rhyme scheme and a rugged tone. It s three quatrains, four-line stanzas, and couplet, two-line stanza expresses that It also has a tone to it that signals some meaning to it.
In this sonnet, Sonnet 130 , William Shakespeare talks about a love one, who he compares to things that are suppose to be beautiful. His comparison gives the reader a good idea on what his lover looks like. Her eyes are nothing like the sun , her lips are less coral; compared to white snow, breast are dun-colored, and her hairs are like black wires on her head. He is stating in these lines that his lover s eyes, lips, or breast are no comparison to the beautiful things, such as the sunshine rays of the sun, the redness of coral, and the whiteness of snow.
I have seen roses damasked, red and white is a line he says in the sonnet that explains how he have seen the different changes of color in roses, which he has never seen in her cheeks. As Shakespeare further his comparison of his lover he states that perfume has a more delightful smell that the breath she reeks . I love to hear her speak, yet well I know that music hath a far more pleasing sound; I grant I never saw a goddess go; My mistress, when she walks, treads on the ground . In these, lines he lets the reader know that even though he love the way she talks, music has a more pleasant sound. Also, although he has never seen a goddess, he knows that goddess doesn t walk on ground. So, his love one cannot be compare to a goddess because she walks on the solid ground.
Towards the end of the poem he states And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare, as any she belied with false compare . He lets the reader know that even though his love one cannot be compared to these beautiful things, his love for her is very rare. Even though, his lover has all these flaws, he still loves her like she was a goddess. He loves her uniqueness, and for whom she is, not for her physical appearance.
In my opinion, William Shakespeare want a reader to evaluate this poem by seeing how no one can be compare to these because things, because they are perfect- which no one is. Love does not need these conceits in order to be real, and a woman does not have to look like flowers or the sun in or to be beautiful. It s really not the appearance that makes a man or woman love, but the way in which he/she express their love. He also gives a moral lesson to his readers that people shouldn t love based on looks but for what they really are.
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