Shakespeare – Sonnet 130
Shakespeare was his own, not many could write like he did, because he used a unique structure, language, compound words, as well as rhyme and rhythm and a lot of metaphors and simile, every bit of this just to developing the meaning of the poem.
When reading the sonnet loud, you can read it in many different ways, such as Alan and Daniel Radcliffe does. They both have their own style reading this sonnet. Alan reads the sonnet with a much more emotional voice, and he takes his time to read it, no rush. While Daniel reads it with a more normal everyday accent, also a bit quick or quicker than Alan, which makes the emotional feelings not as important as it should be.
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Shakespeare is well known for his incredible technique, and how he paints a picture using tons of wonderful metaphors and simile. He starts out the sonnet by simile his mistress’ eyes to the sun. He then switches to using metaphors. The metaphors in the rest of the sonnet describe the rest of his mistress body, such as her breast and hair.
While reading the sonnet, you will begin to see that, it is not all in his mistress that is perfect, an example is in the lines ninth and ten “I love to hear her speak, yet well I know… That music hath a far more pleasing sound;”, tells how he loves to hear her speak, but even though music has a more pleasing sound. The next couple of lines he tells about how his mistress walks, “I grant I never saw a goddess go; … My mistress, when she walks, treads on the ground:” He now tells how, he has never seen a goddess walk, and his mistress walks nothing close to a goddess. With other words, his mistress walks a bit clumsy or so.
All through the sonnet his mistress is described, “If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun” … “And in some perfumes is there more delight” … “Than in the breath that from my mistress reeks” … “My mistress, when she walks, treads on the ground” this could indicate that the mistress is perhaps an aging woman, but as the last to lines describe, Shakespeare love her no matter how she is, even though she might not believe him. It is possible that the theme/message could be that, you do not have to be perfect to be loved.