Thesis: Although these writers differ in styles of writing, many similarities can be found within these three sonnets such as the theme and the way in which they convey their emotions. Shakespeare Love and Death Rhyme Scheme and Iambic Pentameter Metaphors and Imagery Conclusion: Topic Sentence Outline convey their emotions. William Shakespeare was one of the most influential poets of his time and still is today because how well he immoralities the emotions in his poems.
Most of Shakespearean sonnets have a deep meaning of love behind them and sometimes it is death that Shakespeare uses to intensify the type of love he tries to convey to his readers. The Shakespearian sonnet style, also known as the iambic pentameter, is commonly used throughout all of poetry and was appropriated by Shakespeare himself. Each of these three sonnets are very different but carry within themselves very similar figures of speech that help the reader to envision its setting and to feel the emotions bursting from each line. Conclusion: Poetry sonnets, what are they?
But of course they are nothing more than Just ordinal poems, are they not? Many of those who do not take an interest in poems, such as myself, often do not know what a sonnet is. My interpretation of a sonnet is a poem that consists of fourteen lines and is guided by a very specific rhyme scheme or even a certain structure, which by the way varies because the numerous types of styles in which one can write a sonnet. Sonnets are very old, as a matter of fact they date back to the thirteenth century when they were finally considered poems.
As time passed hey were later used more often and became more popular, especially around the time of Shakespeare. William Shakespeare was one of the greatest poets or consenters of all time and even till this day is recognized as the master of poetry. He and his sonnets will be the main subjects I will be discussing about in this essay. Many times he used metaphors and imagery, as well as other consenters did such as Rupert Brooke and Sara Teasel, to emphasize the deep love within the sonnets they wrote.
William Shakespeare was one of the most influential poets of his time and till is today because how well he immoralities the emotions in his poems. He was born into the world in the year of 1564 and was later pronounced dead in 1616. Shakespeare was one of the most famous poets of his time and was one of the major dramatists that actually worked in the public theaters people would go to for entertainment. He was praised by poets of his time and was rich too. During that time he “was afforded a degree of autonomy from the cultural dominance of the court, his age’s most powerful institution. (Source 4 33) This Just goes to show how masterful his work was. Born in the town of Stratford-upon-Avon Shakespeare spent a lot of his time writing plays, being an amazing actor, making poetry, and being an overall dramatists. Shakespeare later turned to Avoiding Romance and wanted to lean more and more towards “the cultural and literary dominance of the courts taste”, most likely to gain the courts favor. (source 4 33) Later in life he began to gain a substantial amount of wealth along with his company that “prospered under the reign of James T. Jason 25) His consistency with writing poetry was at a standstill from between the years 1591 all the way to 1601. The sonnets that he created were known as “The Lover’s Quarrel”, which consisted of 1 54 sonnets. (Source 6 42) His sonnets were eventually published in London, most likely without his permission in 1609. As the years went by the poet grew old, retired in 1612, and came out having a respectable amount of money as he did before. Most of Shakespearean sonnets have a deep meaning of love behind them and sometimes it is death that Shakespeare uses to intensify the type of love he tries to convey to his readers.
In sonnet 71 also known as sonnet ILEX he specifically uses the home of death to express great love. The sonnet itself specifically focuses on the speaker’s aging and death that is soon to come, unlike the one he loves and holds dearly to his heart who is much younger than he himself is. As he is dying in the poem the lover is listening to him with great intensity as he talks about how his lover should stop mourning for him when he is dead. Then he goes on to say that he should stop reading the lines of this poem because he does not want him to grieve over the writer’s slow old aging death.
The speaker does not want his lover to mourn ever him because of how much he loves him and wants him to be happy. This theme of death makes the love of the characters grow stronger. The reason why is because, if you were to tell someone to forget you when you die, it would simply make them want to not forget and possibly make them draw closer to you as u are alive in you final moments. It is like a contradiction or reverse physiology. From this sonnet we get the idea of time beating down on love by causing death which makes the love even stronger or more intense. Another poem in which we can see this in is Rupert