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Sonnet 130: My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun Analysis



Author: Poetry of William Shakespeare Type: Poetry Views: 5815

The Sonnets1609My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun;

Coral is far more red than her lips' red;

If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun;

If hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head.

I have seen roses damasked, red and white,

But no such roses see I in her cheeks,

And in some perfumes is there more delight

Than in the breath that from my mistress reeks.

I love to hear her speak, yet well I know,

That music hath a far more pleasing sound.

I grant I never saw a goddess go;

My mistress when she walks treads on the ground.And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rareAs any she belied with false compare.






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shakespeare is suggesting that beuty is not only skin deep

| Posted on 2012-02-06 | by a guest


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I believe Shakespeare has taken the idea of a courtly love poem and twisted it, although he details on the little parts of his lover\'s body, he does not describe her as some sort of goddess, all to stress the point that beauty is not all in the physical being of a person

| Posted on 2011-06-11 | by a guest


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i feel that in this poem it is comparing his partner to his mistress and saying that his partner is nothing compared to the \'other\' woman.

| Posted on 2011-03-17 | by a guest


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I think it is talking about a woman having alot of different comparisons. It says shas has red lips and is special just like the suns rays!! :)

| Posted on 2010-12-12 | by a guest


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I think it is talking about a woman having alot of different comparisons. It says shas has red lips and is special just like the suns rays!! :)

| Posted on 2010-12-12 | by a guest


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In this Sonnet Shakespeare is turning the conventions of a love poem upside down. Instead of saying that his mistress is a Goddess with eyes like the sun and beauty to rival that of nature he is saying that she is a real woman and his love for her is real and not superficial. To me this is more effective than saying she is like an angel, as in petrarchan sonnets.

| Posted on 2010-11-28 | by a guest


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i think this means that if you end up just having a lover to feed your lust you wont love her as much or enjoy it as much as you would with someone you did love..
you always see the one you do love as more beautiful

| Posted on 2010-11-16 | by a guest


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I think what he is trying say is that love doesnt have to be gaudy and extravagent, its the simple things that the heart truly beats for. He realizes that his mistress is not perfect but despite this he is able to accept her for who she is, and come to love her. Even though throughout the poem he feels the need to comment on all of her imperfections he continues to use MY mistress signalling taht perhaps there is more to it then he hints at. He mocks love in the beginning, but as time goes on he slowly becomes more convential and conforms to the love poems of the time period.

| Posted on 2004-11-16 | by Approved Guest




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