Nature as a Comparative Tool in Shakespeare's "Sonnet 18"
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This paper analyzes Shakespeare's comparison of a woman to nature in Shakespeare's "Sonnet 18" and looks at the various poetic techniques he uses to illustrate his point.
From the Paper:"Shakespeare made a clever decision when he chose to compare a woman to a summer day. Both concepts instill pleasant images in the mind, and the poem draws parallels between humans and nature in a unique way. One usually thinks of nature as all-powerful, and a dominant force in the universe. However, this work demonstrates the flaws in this force, and how a woman can be superior. By lacing the poem with striking metaphors, and strong images, and leveraging rhyme, meter, and balance, Shakespeare illustrates his point well."
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Nature as a Comparative Tool in Shakespeare's "Sonnet 18" (2003, February 17) Retrieved June 27, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/analytical-essay/nature-as-a-comparative-tool-in-shakespeare-sonnet-18-1558/
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