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Sonnet 130 sounds as if it is mocking all of the other poems of Shakespeares era Love poems of this time period made women about out to be superficial goddesses Sonnet 130 takes the love poem to a deeper more intimate level where looks are no longer important and it is inner beauty that matters Shakespeare paints this picture using a wonderful combination of metaphors and a simile He starts the poem out with a simile comparing his mistress eyes to the sun He then quickly switches over to using the metaphors to compare the rest of his mistress characteristics such as her breasts to snow and hair to wires This poem is written in the traditional Shakespearean sonnet form It has three quatrains and a couplet The rhyme scheme for the poem is ababcdcdefefgg The a sound is made of an -un rhyme while the b sound is made of an -ed rhyme The sound of c is an -ite rhyme and the sound of d is a rhyme of -eeks The e and f sounds are rhymes of -o and -ound respectively and the g sound is a rhyme of -are which ends the poem As to where the setting of this poem is written I would have to agree with Helen Vendlers view on this It seems as though Shakespeare had just finished reading a sonnet of the era that was written about someones mistress having eyes like the sun and lips as red as coral When he sat down and wrote a poem that said the mistress in the latters poem must be a goddess His was not but he loved her anyway for what she was not what she was not This poem was made to be a mocking view of all the other love poems around I feel that the format of this sonnet in terms of content and Shakespeares feelings served two purposes He wanted first to convey
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