Please help: Identify instances of metaphor and other types of figurative language in the following sonnet, and discuss their purpose/effects. 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: Sometimes too hot the eye of heaven shines, And often is his gold complexion dimm`d: And every fair from fair sometimes declines, By chance, or nature`s changing course untrimm`d; But they 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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