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The following appreciation essay will be dissecting and analyzing William Shakespeares great use of both content and style in his piece Sonnet 130 Firstly the language used in this piece of poetry adds to the feeling that you may get whilst reading over the 14 lines of this early-dated masterpiece Emotions run wild as Shakespeare describes the undying affection that he sees within his mistress If this were to be written in plain English the meaning would still be the same but the Shakespearian language has always been thought of as more romantic such as the French language We can be easily fooled what we think is structured in a romantic language is actually a harsh depiction of a woman who is far from perfect as we may perceive her to be in this piece Shakespeare describes his mistress eyes as not being bright like the sun that her lips were ashen her breasts were dark she had coarse hair she was pale she had a harsh voice and her breath reeks Nevertheless the language used can form some type of trickery of course Shakespeare states the beauty that he sees and the beauty that he knows lies within her He uses honesty as his key form of getting his point across the board Shakespeare does not refer much or at all to some of the defining factors of styles of romantic poetry factors such as Atmosphere or Setting On the other hand his character depictions of the mistress are strong as he is trying to portray her with the undying affection that he felt the love that he had for her The point of view that Shakespeare uses is the first person as we can read in line 5 6 I have seen roses damasked red and while but no such roses see I in her cheeks We are experiencing in the past tense in
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