The poem starts by painting a vivid mental picture of a forlorn person who is lounging all by themselves in a solitary and placid place while pondering deeply on all the memories of the past. Specifically, the sonnets reflect the interior life of an unidentified speaker as he journeys through his personal relationships with an unnamed, youthful male and an older woman. Like some of the works during the Victorian period, Sonnet 43 was a reflective piece about the love of her life, Robert Browning. Edmund Spenser uses the metaphorical comparisons of dramatically opposites, fire and ice. Sonnet 29 is about a speaker who is initially downcast about his loneliness, but becomes happier when he thinks of a friend he loves. Sure, he that made us with such large discourse, Looking before and after, gave us not That capability and god-like reason To fust in us. Meanwhile sonnet 30's closing couplet reiterates lines 9-14 of sonnet 29 in compact form, emphasizing that the fair lord is a necessity for the poet's emotional well-being: the fair lord is the only thing that can bring the poet happiness.
Highlight the couplet, and write an annotation that explains the main idea developed in the sonnet. Edmund Spenser uses some dutch words in his poem, like strand now: beach. Every word in a sonnet is important, but there are a handful of words that help the reader better understand what the author is trying to portray. The author illustrates this mental image throughout the entire poem by using diction that conjures up deep feelings of reminiscence, regrets and sorrows of the past. Within this dramatic context, Shakespeare develops themes regarding love, friendship, beauty, betrayal, regret, and the relentlessness of time. In 1594, Shakespeare joined the Lord Chamberlain's company of actors, the most popular of the companies acting at Court. The man is confused by the fact that the more he shows his great love and affection towards the woman, the more she loses interest for him and shows the exact opposite feelings toward him.
In the second quatrain, the speaker describes how the man metaphorically asks why his fire-burning love for her is not melting her heart. He cries once more over former love's heartache that has long since healed and laments the loss of faded memories and loved ones. My love is like to ice, and I to fire: how comes it then that this her cold so great is not dissolv'd through my so hot desire, but harder grows, the more I her entreat? The theme of Sonnet 43 is intense love that will become stronger after death. The sound makes the tone and atmosphere of the sonnet a more relaxed feeling. Sonnet 30 is at the center of a sequence of sonnets dealing with the narrator's growing attachment to the fair lord and the narrator's paralyzing inability to function without him.
This reveals the authors idea that love does not make sense, but it will always prevail, even if it has to defy the laws of nature. This is a good example of the theme of regret by telling us outright that the subject is not happy with the way the past went. The man can not believe that even though she has turned him away, his desire for her only increases. The opening lines of the sonnet remind us of being called to court cf. Hence 'my dear time's waste.
My love is like to ice, and I to fire: a how comes it then that this her cold so great b is not dissolv'd through my so hot desire, a but harder grows, the more I her entreat? While Shakespeare had no hand in publishing the sonnets as a collection, the intentionality of the sequence suggests that either the printer or the poet arranged the sonnets to tell a cohesive story. At the start of the first quatrain, the speaker begins with their expression of grief using words normally referring to courts of law. Like many people who choose to conjure up the past, the subject of this poem looks down on his past and regrets the things that he sought after but just never seemed to have the power to be able to obtain. But if the while I think on thee, dear friend, All losses are restor'd and sorrows end. The former was a long narrative poem depicting the rejection of Venus by Adonis, his death, and the consequent disappearance of beauty from the world.
She says that she loves the subject freely and purely with the intensity of the suffering. Rhyme, of course, is another device for doing this. Sonnet 30 is a tribute to the poet's friend -- and likely his lover -- whom many believe to be the Earl of Southampton. The speaker realizes in the poem that the fair lord has credits on his side. The interpretations of them collectively, however, the theories of their nature and purport collectively, differ widely. This sonnet begins in a.
F Figures of Speech: analyze figurative language and other devices metaphor, simile, personification, repetition, alliteration, allegory, allusion The author uses three rhetorical questions to pull the reader into his complete frustration over the fact that she cannot be melted by his heat. A sonnet is a special type of poem. Notice Shakespeare's use of partial alliteration over several lines to enhance the texture and rhythm of the sonnet. Shakespeare is most noted for his plays—the tragedies, comedies, and historical works through which he examines human nature, revealing truths about the human condition. Robert Greene's A Groatsworth of Wit alludes to him as an actor and playwright.
Why is he saying it? Shakespeare's sonnets were composed between 1593 and 1601, though not published until 1609. For example, line 7 has no obvious alternation of short and long syllables. A predecessor to the Shakespearean sonnet, the structured, rhythmic form that Spenser chose serves to illustrate the conflict between the powerful elements of fire and ice. During the coarse of the poem, Shakespeare used many different examples of poetic devices to communicate his intended themes upon the reader. This sad remembrance causes him to grieve as if he had never done so before, despite the fact that he has. It seems that of all the memories that can be summoned, there is only a feeling of regret for things gone wrong. This is the major set up line for the metaphor, and is a great example of how the tone of the poem is set.