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William Shakespeare. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE TYPE AND STRUCTURE Lyrical poem – Shakespearean Sonnet/English Sonnet 3 quatrains: abab, cdcd, efef 1 rhyming.

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1 William Shakespeare

2 WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

3 TYPE AND STRUCTURE Lyrical poem – Shakespearean Sonnet/English Sonnet 3 quatrains: abab, cdcd, efef 1 rhyming couplet Aspects of Italian Sonnet - Volta

4 LINE 1 you METAPHOR: Compares lover to the beauty of a summer’s day RHETORICAL QUESTION: The explanation to follow

5 LINE 2 You are You are more beautiful than any summer’s day Not overcome with passion Mild tempreture PUN (play on words, usually for a comic reception.)

6 LINE 3 Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, PERSONIFICATION: Darling is a term used to describe a person you love/like. The flower blossoms are lovely. The start of summer in the Northern Hemisphere Flower blossom His lover is still young

7 LINE 4 has contract PERSONIFICATION: Summer cannot lease any property. METAPHOR: Weather as rentable property. Summer is too short Love/passion can be over too quickly

8 LINE Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines, And often is his gold complexion dimm'd; The sun Love/passion can sometimes be too much but can also be over too quickly/fade. Dimmed - fade The clouds move infront of the sun Love fades

9 LINE And every fair from fair sometime declines, By chance or nature's changing course untrimm'd; beauty The beauty of everything beautiful will fade 1.Your beauty will fade due to chance (an unpredictable event or accident) 2.Old age PROBLEM: Everything is going to fade

10 LINE 9 your Your beauty and youth will not fade METAPHOR: Youth and beauty forever Volta – turn in argument

11 LINE You will not lose the beauty you already have you own Death will not claim you – you will live forever METAPHOR: Afterlife PERSONIFICATION you

12 LINE 12 METAPHOR: poetry you Lover would stay beautiful as long as the poem is read

13 LINE Rhyming couplet English/Shakespearian sonnet 1.14 lines 2.Rhyming couplet you As long as there are people on earth that can see and read, so long you will live in the lines of this poem – making you immortal.


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