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Sonnet 18 By William Shakespeare Essay

949 words - 4 pages

English: poem analysis

Compare in detail two or three poems by different poets, discussing the structure and form of each work. Give some idea of the importance of the structure in evaluating the meaning and impact of the poems.

In the poem Sonnet 18 by William Shakespeare and Mending Wall by Robert Frost the structure and form of the poems show the significant role on evaluating and highlighting the meaning of time. The two poems are formed completely different in the way the techniques and structure were used but they convey the similar hidden meaning.

As one of the characteristic of the usual Shakespearean Sonnets, Sonnet 18 formed as fourteen lines of iambic pentameter with a ...view middle of the document...

Seems like the main differences between ‘thee’ and ‘summer’s day’, is changing of appearance by changing time. As Shakespeare explained, his lover’s beauty will remain forever unlike summer’s day, we can surely see how the time impacted on their main differences. If the structure of this sonnet or any of his phrases has changed, the entire theme or conveyed meaning of the poem would also be changed. If the order of any of his phrases has changed, it won’t be able to give us the same impact on meaning of time as how it impacted on this way. (It seems there is only mentioning of time.)

On the other hand, there’s a poem that written in completely different type comparing with Sonnet 18, but conveys similar theme. To introduce about the form and structure of this poem briefly,(not necessary to write this way.) to Frost writes this poem in blank verse, meaning that it doesn’t rhyme, but it does have interesting structure stuff going on. The poem loosely follows an iambic pentameter structure. Frost enhances the informal, conversational manner of “Mending Wall” by casting it in continuous form. That is, rather than dividing the poem into stanzas or other formal sections, Frost presents an unbroken sequence of linesFrost enhances the informal, conversational manner of “Mending Wall” by casting it in continuous form. That is, rather than dividing the poem into stanzas or other formal sections, Frost presents an unbroken sequence of Frost enhances the informal, conversational manner of “Mending Wall” by casting it in continuous form. That is, rather than dividing the poem into stanzas or other formal sections, Frost presents an unbroken sequence ofFrost enhances the informal, conversational manner of “Mending Wall” by casting...

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