“So long lives this and this gives life to thee.”(Shakespeare). This quotes shows eternal love no matter what happens and that is the tone of both Shakespeare’s sonnet 18 and Edmund Spenser’s sonnet 75. The theme is not the only similarities to both sonnets they also use similar figurative language and have a similar but different speaker and who is being spoken to. This essay will compare and contrast the theme, speaker, and figurative language of both sonnet 75 and sonnet 18. Even with their similarities there are many differences in each poem and here are a few.
The theme to both Shakespeare's sonnet 18 and Edmund Spenser's sonnet 75 are very similar, they both have the theme of love. In Sonnet 18 line 2 the author states "By chance or nature's changing course untrimm'd; but thy eternal summer shall not fade." This quote means that even the seasons change to girl is still beautiful and lovely, which goes back to the first two lines that the author is comparing the girl to the "summer's day." In sonnet 75 the author states "Our love shall live, and later life renew." The author is saying that even when they die their live will still live on.…show more content… Lines 5-7 the girl responses "Vain man (she said)... wipèd out likewise." The girl is telling the man to be realistic; she knows that when she dies their love will die as well. Compared to sonnet 18 it is different because sonnet 18 has a romantic tone while sonnet 75 still have to same tone, but takes a small realistic turn in the women's