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Shakespeare is a great writer who wrote one hundred and fifty four sonnets and due to the number and their consistent quality his particular style became known as The Shakespearean sonnet form Shakespearean sonnet has fourteen lines broken down into three quatrains and ending with a rhyming couplet Shakespeare mostly wrote his sonnets about love It was traditional during the Elizabethan age for gentlemen to write love sonnets about their lover and give it to her In this work I will compare William Shakespeares written sonnet Shall I compare thee to a summers day in the 16th century and Howard Mosss offered interpretation of this sonnet The Shakespeares sonnet is about the power of love to immortalize the poetry From the first lines of the sonnet we can see the idealized image of Shakespeares friend Shall I compare thee to a summers day Thou art more lovely and more temperate The poet compares his friend to summer But summer is changing and after summer is coming autumn The author describes summer only to ensure that his friend will live forever through his verse The poet believes that as long as there is breath in mankind his poetry too will live on In the first eight lines the author shows the differences between the person and a summers day He explains that the persons characteristics is more lovely and more temperate in line 2 Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May line 3 - here the author describes the character of nature but his hero has no such trait In the forth line of the sonnet Shakespeare emphasizes that summer is too short but his friends beauty does not end In the next two lines lines 5 and 6 the author describes how summer is changing sometimes it is very hot sometimes it is raining But his friend is not so changing In line 7 Shakespeare is saying that everything that is
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