Presentation on theme: "Sonnet 35 Eric Riva, Jill Stone, Chandler Buchanan, Ryan O’Neil."— Presentation transcript:
Sonnet 35 Eric Riva, Jill Stone, Chandler Buchanan, Ryan O’Neil
No more be grieved at which thou hast done: Roses have thorns, and silver fountains mud; Clouds and eclipses stain both moon and sun, And loathsome canker lives in sweetest bud. All men make faults, and even I in this, Authorizing thy trespass with compare, Myself corrupting, salving thy amiss, Excusing thy sins more than thy sins are; For to thy sensual fault I bring in sense— Thy adverse party is thy advocate– And ‘gainst myself a lawful plea commence: Such civil war is in my love and hate That I an accessary needs must be To that sweet thief which sourly robs from me.
No more be grieved at that which thou hast done: – Don’t reflect on what you have done. What’s done is done and it’s in the past; there is no use in worrying about what has been done already. All you can do is to move on from the past.
Roses have thorns and silver fountains mud; – Everything beautiful has flaws. The rose is so beautiful and can prick you at any point. The “silver” fountains are so glamorous but even they have dirt and muck on them.
Clouds and eclipses stain both moon and sun, – The clouds and eclipses block the light from both the moon and the sun. They leave a dark spot that signifies that all things have a dark side to them.
And loathsome canker lives in sweetest bud. – Ugly things can be disguised in pretty packages. It signifies that a worm lives inside of the sweetest bud. It shows that even if the outside looks “sweet” that there can be something wrong on the inside (In this case it would be the worm).
All men make faults, and even I in this, – Everyone makes mistakes. This is significant because the man is almost defending his lovers “mistake.” We know that the man’s lover is having an affair with another. He’s saying that he mistakes too all the while defending his lover’s actions.
Authorizing thy trespass with compare, – The man is authorizing his lover’s trespass… he’s forgiving her actions and at the same time saying he has faults too. With comparison means that he too has faults that compares to the faults of her lover.
Myself corrupting, salving thy amiss, – Mistakes are made but they can be healed
Excusing thy sins more than thy sins are; – By making excuses, you’re sinning more
For to they sensual fault I bring in sense-- – Bringing reasoning and care to the sins
Thy adverse party is thy advocate— – You are spoiled/defended by the opposite party
And ‘gainst myself a lawful plea commence: – Against my nature my apology starts This is the turn of the poem because the speaker changes his topic of speech. This line of the poem starts his apology for not being able to forget what his lover has done to him.
Such civil war is in my love and hate – I live for adversary, and life will always consist of both the love and hate aspects. Individuals have to learn to cope with both if they want to be emotionally stable.
That I an accessary needs must be – Contributing to what needs to be done
To that sweet thief which sourly robs from me. – Somebody steals my love away from me, but the thief still means something to him. Even though she broke his heart, he cannot insult or reprimand her.
Theme The theme of this sonnet is that anyone can make mistakes, but it takes more for someone to forget than to forgive. – He accepts the fact that he needs to forgive his lover for her mistake, but he wants her to know that he will not forget what she has done to him.
Questions What does the man blame his lover’s mistakes on? What is the mans overall tone in the poem? In what way does the author use literally devices enhance the poem? How does the man plan to go from here?