Based on your experience at the vending machine, you'll have no trouble understanding why Shakespeare thinks a bad relationship is like food: when you don't have it, you can't think of anything else. Sometimes it's just those images which seem to have the shock of familiarity that we need to look at twice. It's a tell-tale sign of our good friend,. They all share the same structure, blending Shakespearean sonnets and Petrarchan sonnets; the first part called the octave and the second part called the sestet, each with their own different rules. Spenser, however, clearly adored Elizabeth and focused every poem upon her. Vain man, said she, that doest in vain assay, A mortal thing so to immortalize, For I myself shall like to this decay, And eek my name be wiped out likewise. The sonnet is written in the pursuit of a woman whom he loves.
To all you potential pooh-pooh'ers out there we say this: It's William Shakespeare for cryin' out loud! Leaves, lines, and rhymes, seek her to please alone, Whom if ye please, I care for other none. This sonnet is actually more layered and complex than it might first appear, so some closer analysis is necessary. And now even though both he and his wife are long gone from the phase of this earth, but the everlasting love the poet had towards his wife will always be known and remembered for more generations to come. The next quatrain represents a turning point in the poem and the author reveals that his wife will be eternally remembered in his poems and his verse. Possibly it satisfies more fully the popular ideal of the likeness of a great creative poet than does the bust or print just referred to. His hope is that she will hold his poems in her 'lily white hands.
These poets claim that as long as people write poems and Sonnet 75 as well as sonnet 18 displays a dialogue that discusses the issue of immortality. Despite similar themes, however, these sonnets contrast sharply. You shut your book and head to the vending machine to get the biggest bag of chips you can. The dark lady is described as freely promiscuous, the epitome of lustful endeavor. Something weird definitely is going on here.
Perhaps that's why so many people, since his death, have turned to Shakespeare's sonnets as the ultimate source of inspiration when it comes to love. The metaphor in Sonnet 1 is that of a book. Spencer calls Elizabeth an 'angel' in this poem and when she reads his sonnets, Spenser is satisfied as with food. From other sonnets in particular, 82 we see that the young patron liked to associate with his intellectual friends who were highly educated at the most prestigious universities. Thus do I pine and surfeit day by day, Or gluttoning on all, or all away. Despite the fact of the poet's beloved discouraging him, he never did give up but instead he proved his point by immortalising his love towards his wife through his words and writing elements. But they may also show us that when history repeats itself, it does so differently.
Here we know that his lover believes that everything will subdue to the power of nature and everyone will die just like everything else on the earth but the poet believes otherwise. In poetry they use metaphor. Point 1: Life needs food so it can stay healthy and… well, alive. For the complete list of 154 sonnets, check the collection of with analysis. The narrator grows increasingly enamored with the fair lord, eventually becoming emotionally dependent upon him and plagued by the inability to win his heart.
The central argument of Sonnet 71 if we may call it an argument as such is similar to that which in one of her sonnets. He writes about being at the beach with his beloved and writing her name in the sand. The poet wants to immortalise their love through his writings and it will be known until the heavens. In Sonnet 75 by Edmund Spenser, the speaker tells a brief tale about himself and his mistress, debating about mortality one day at the beach. He feels that their love will stay alive forever and she will be famous you shall live by fame.
The narrator's fragile psyche collapses in bouts of self-deprecation as he agonizes over the thought of forever losing the object of his affection. Once again, the poet is self-effacing there too. Also, many Petrarchan sonnets of the day were written to unattainable women, some of who were married to other men. They might give us a way of getting inside an experience that happened 400 years ago, if it happened at all. Either gorging on you, or not having you at all.
Yosfan The power of immortalizing literature is in the hands of the reader. Everything has a beginning middle and an end and then starts all over again like the sun that will rise tomorrow or the tie that keeps occurring. At the same time the writing of the lady's name, which is the central image of the poem, is transferred from earth to heaven. The poet wants to immortalize their love through his writings and it will be known until the heavens. Basically, Shakespeare is making a comparison to illustrate how the speaker feels.
The fair lord sonnets explore the narrator's consuming infatuation with a young and beautiful man, while the dark lady sonnets engage his lustful desire for a woman who is not his wife. The poets didn't exactly expect to win the hearts of these women, but rather worshiped them from afar. For instance, a rose smells lovely, but has thorns. The face and features of Shakespeare as 'imaged' in that portrait are those with which his readers are probably most familiar. Sure, food is good for life, and rain is good for the ground. It is sweet to see such devotion from Spenser towards Elizabeth, and refreshing, since most sonnets of the day were written to unattainable women from generally indifferent suitors. What's more, using the structure and rhythms of the sonnet form, he's asking them in such a masterful way that we're able to see a true master at his craft.