Sonnet 18 Figurative Language

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"Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?" Shakespeare and Spenser was very popular authors who focused on poetry, and there work is still famous today. A lot of their poetry showed love and compassion. Some of their most famous poetry was Sonnet 18 and Sonnet 15. Both of the sonnets are very alike, but they are also different. For example, they had different rhyme schemes and figurative language. One major difference is also their theme. First, both Sonnets share a similar but different theme. Both themes are based on a theme of love, and both seems to show an affinity to a girl. Not only that, but they also try to ingratiate her also. For example in Sonnet 18 "Thou art more lovely and temperate. "It tells how he sees her compared to a summer's day. Also in Sonnet 15 by Spenser "Our live shall live, and later life renew." tells how their love shall live eternally in this poem. However, both themes are a little bit different. Shakespeare compares her to a summer day, but then he says that she is even greater than a summer's day. In Spenser's he shows his love to her by making sure there love will forever be remembered in this poem for eternity.…show more content…
In Sonnet 18 the lines "But thy eternal summer shall not fade" and "Nor shall Death brag thou wander'st in his shade," is much like most of the lines in the sonnet. They usually put a line that doesn't rhyme in front of it but the next line will. Spenser's is much the same way except it goes "And eke my name be wiped out likewise." "Not so (quod I); let baser things devise." So Spenser's rhyme scheme is much like Shakespeare's except it makes 2 lines that are by each other

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