If you love poetry! Please Hlep! "Sonnet 18" By William Shakespeare

United States
May 22, 2007 9:41am CST
Can anyone please help me interpadate this poem. I really have troublr undersatnding it. I just started college and my fist class in English and I have to uinderstand this poem. Thank You! 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. Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines, And often is his gold complexion dimm'd; And every fair from fair sometime declines, By chance or nature's changing course untrimm'd; But thy 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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@tigerdragon (4297)
• Philippines
23 May 07
it is william shakespear's very popular sonnet. his love for his maiden is incomparable to a summer season because summer is too hot unlike her,she is warm and temperate.the summers day is too short for him to be with her. the time when they both fell in love or the time when they met.the summer color is usually gold but hers is dimmly gold and not blinding.he talks about forever being with her as long as he lives.
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@toplen (335)
• Philippines
22 May 07
I'm not sure about my interpretation but i hope this helps. I think this is about a man comparing the love of his life to Summertime. He says that Summer is too short a date, the sun is hot and gives off a gold color and is never gonna fade nor lose its beauty (just like his love for the woman). As long as men can breathe or see, summer shall live, and so is the (woman he loves.
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