What is the significance of comparison in the sonnet, 'Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day' by Shakespeare?sonnet 18
The power of Sonnet 18 is how it uses the imagery of the natural world to help establish the feeling of love the speaker holds. The opening line helps to establish a mood that creates a transcendent vision of love and affection. This is continued throughout the sonnet, where the ability to unify the natural and objective order to things as well as the subjectively personal is evident. The Sonnet accomplishes this harmonious union through the employment of imagery. Such mental pictures can be seen in the descriptions that can be described in terms such as "temperate" and "gold complexion."