“My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun" -- what makes it memorable? What details make the images memorable?

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I agree with the first post, but I'm not sure how much it really answers the question. To me, the details that most make the poem memorable (by going against the typical hyperbole about women's beauty) are the one about her hair being like wires and the one about how...

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I agree with the first post, but I'm not sure how much it really answers the question. To me, the details that most make the poem memorable (by going against the typical hyperbole about women's beauty) are the one about her hair being like wires and the one about how her breath "reeks."  These are pretty memorable images.

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This poem is very funny, because poems usually involve poets using wild similes and metaphors to compare their girls to beautiful things.  Shakespeare does the opposite, and explains that his girl is not pretty.  He still loves her, but he does not put her on a false pedestal.

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