Shakespeare's Sonnets by William Shakespeare

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I have a problem with the imagery, theme, and language of Sonnet 18 could any one help me? this sonnet is very nice i love it

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Shakespeare plays with conventional love imagery in this poet. As he does in Sonnet 130, he shows that the traditional "natural" metaphors fail to adequately reflect the true subject of the poem. He could compare her to a "summer's day"--that is a woman in full bloom, so to speak--but the metaphor breaks down. The inadequacy of this metaphor is clear: sometimes it gets "too hot" under the eye of heaven; at other times, the sun's complexion is dimmed. Both of these metaphors suggest extreme hot or cold and do not show her...

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