Essay: Shakespeare Sonnet

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This essay is based on Shakespeare Sonnet. The setting of a poem is in summer, and summer is represented by warmth of the sun whose heat makes up the warmth of summer days.

Answer 4.

The setting of a poem is in summer, and summer is represented by warmth of the sun whose heat makes up the warmth of summer days. Using the images of summer and especially the sun and its changing patterns, Shakespeare is not talking about any social setting here the imagery and the physical setting can fit in anywhere.

Answer 5.

The poet here believes that death is the main destroyer as it seeks and finds out everyone. All seasons end as others began and death is the destructive force, however he believes that the strength of his words are so strong that they can endure the destruction and survive.

Answer 6.

The first stanza depicts a summer day but the poet here is more concerned about the harshness of summer winds described as harsh compared to the tender flower buds. And shortness of summer is also explained. The second stanza depicts the summer’s day and how like the sun its changing patterns are imperfect, its either too hot or too cold,  a summer’s day here gives the image of the sun. the image of summer is prevalent almost throughout the poem but there are movement of the wind, the feeling of warmth and heat.

Answer 7.

All the alternate lines of the sonnet rhyme and that makes the poem very musical.  Shakespeare also uses contractions like dimm’d and untrimm’d to maintain the rhyming patterns.

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