William Shakespeare lived from 1564 to 1616, an era known as the renaissance period. . Line 11-12 I grant I never saw a goddess go; My mistress when she walks treads on the ground. How to cite this article: Shakespeare, William. A unconditional love ,the kind that is everlasting.
I found this an interesting insight on this sonnet! Whereas conventional love sonnets by other poets make their women into goddesses, in Sonnet 130 the poet is merely amused by his own attempt to deify his dark mistress. Why is he saying it? I love to hear her speak, yet well I know I love to hear her speak, but I know That music hath a far more pleasing sound; That music has a more pleasing sound. Its message is simple: the dark lady's beauty cannot be compared to the beauty of a goddess or to that found in nature, for she is but a mortal human being. Sonnet 130 suggests that his mistress' hair is made of black wire, her breath reeks, her breasts are grayish brown and her voice is grating. The sonnets begin with the narrator's petition to the fair lord, exhorting him to preserve his beauty for future generations by passing it on to a child. In this case it sounds like the paint is used to cover something untrue.
It is my view that he was making a point of claiming that his girlfriend was a regular person and not a mythological goddess. Most sonnet sequences in Elizabethan England were modeled after that of Petrarch. This theme is developed until sonnet 18, where the narrator abandons it in favor of an alternative plan to eternalize the fair lord's beauty in his verse. The poet must be very secure in his love for his mistress — and hers for him — for him to be as disparaging as he is, even in jest — a security he did not enjoy with the young man. The word paint is cleverly used. It is also one of the few of Shakespeare's sonnets with a distinctly humorous tone. Each line possessing ten syllables and the meter of the sonnet is Iambic pentameter.
This section contains 586 words approx. 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. We will dissect the sonnet, line by line, in an effort to understand the poem's true message. He has come to realize that she is far from perfect, yet that does not take away from his love for her. Some are more melancholy than others, but no sonnet seems insulting - except this one! At eighteen, he married Anne Hathaway, a woman seven or eight years his senior. He believes his relationship with this woman is better because it is based on honesty. Thus, Shakespeare is using all the techniques available, including the sonnet structure itself, to enhance his parody of the traditional Petrarchan sonnet typified by Sidney's work.
In pointing out that his mistress' eyes are not more beautiful than the sun, that her hair is not made of gold threads, that her cheeks are not as red as roses and that her breath is not finer than perfume, he was able to make the argument that he loves her just the same for who she is and not for an unrealistic idealized notion of beauty. Instead, Shakespeare satirizes the tradition of comparing one's beloved to the beauties of the sun. Moreover, poem is usually written in separate lines, using chosen, figurative words and poetic devices such as alliteration, simile, metaphor, and rhythm to create sound and imagery for poems. The sonnets are traditionally divided into two major groups: the fair lord sonnets 1-126 and the dark lady sonnets 127-154. Sonnet 130 is a pleasure to read for its simplicity and frankness of expression. What person wouldnt be happy about being around their friends? The anapest is sometimes substituted for the iambus.
See why Shakespeare's the poet and not us? There is also a calm and romantic love tone, because at the end he tells us how much he loves her for the person she is. As any woman who has been misrepresented by ridiculous comparisons. It is not easy to account for this, since the Chandos Portraitportrait is certainly not the first in point of genuineness, whatever may be its degree of artistic merit. Little is known about Shakespeare's activities between 1585 and 1592. These poems, which both deal with the concept of beauty and love are interesting because they contradict each other even though they were written by the same poet and have the same themes. 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. They serve as the punch-line for the joke.
A metrical foot consisting of one unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable is called an iambus; a foot composed of a stressed syllable followed by an unstressed syllable is called a trochee; and a foot composed of two unstressed syllables followed by a stressed syllable is called an anapest. Our speaker has seen beautiful roses like that, but his mistress's cheeks don't remind him of them at all. I felt like i may have asked myself the question in the opening. He actually uses the typical poetry words against themselves to show reality. I have seen roses damask'd, 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. Be that as it may, the 'Chandos ' portrait, for various reasons, more than justifies its being kept in the custody of the nation as a very rare and valuable relic of its greatest dramatist.
The sonnet: its origin, structure, and place in poetry. Lines 7-8 And in some perfumes is there more delight Than in the breath that from my mistress reeks. Remember familiarity often breeds love , we love our old furniture , the nondescript tree in our garden , our faithful old dog etc. In comparison, they all instigate the traditional theme of love where women were admired and sometimes worshipped in order to express deep love that emissaries her beauty. I used to feel conflicted having to do that in my literary classes: But with that said, I tend to go how it makes me feel and I feel like its a more of a statement on how narrow the idea of beauty was over a declaration of love which came in a distant second You have missed the important point of this sonnet , it is not about the early blooming of love in youthful passion but the lasting love and friendship that endears us to our chosen one. V99 27 February 2013 Outline I.