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William Shakespeare a famous playwright and poet whom created Sonnet 130 is not the ideal love poem that comes to mind Love poetry specifically can be related to any human because we know what those feelings are or are able to feel them Because in love poems similar to Sonnet 130 there is so much feeling and description that it allows you insight to deeper emotions William Shakespeare presents a poem that reveals his psychological thoughts towards his mistress saying that she is not ideal and neither is their love In the text of the poem the poet uses similes metaphors rhythm and imagery throughout his poem while unfolding his mistress appearance and their love Throughout the poem Shakespeare uses a series of similes and metaphors to portray his mistress One metaphor used in the poem is If snow be white why then her breasts are dun 2 When the poet uses the word dun he is talking in relation to the color grey snow is white as her breasts are grey in other words Another metaphor the poet uses is If hairs be wires black wires grow on her head 4 The wires growing from her head is her hair which leads you to picture that her hair is black and straight Just opposite from a metaphor Shakespeare uses the simile My mistress eyes are nothing like the sun 1 In other words the poet is saying that her eyes are not bright In this particular poem a series of similes and metaphors are used in order to make clear of the poets mistress There is some type of rhythm in all Sonnets just like this one In this Sonnet there is an abundance of rhythm but it is as if the last word in every other line rhymes For example line one My mistress eyes are nothing like the sun 1 and line three If snow be white why then her
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