Intro to Literary Study (2005)


14 Feb 2005
Sonnet XVIII: Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day?

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate.
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer's lease hath all too short a date.
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimm'd;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance or nature's changing course untrimm'd;
But thy eternal summer shall not fade
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st;
Nor shall Death brag thou wander'st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou grow'st:
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.

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Shakespearean Madness. Ouch.
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Sonnet 18 & Sonnet 16
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Tracked: March 1, 2005 03:09 PM
What I Really Didn't Want To Do....
Excerpt: Ahhh...I total hate this because I was trying to avoid it! I didn't want to write about the Sonnets. Well, I guess this is the time to start, it's better than never! Shall I Compare Thee To A Summer's Day?...
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Tracked: March 3, 2005 07:07 PM
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