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Sonnet 72


Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? a
Thou art more lovely and more temperate: b
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, a

And summer’s lease hath all too short a date: b

Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines c

And often is his gold complexion dimmed, d

And every fair from fair sometimes declines, c

By chance, or nature’s changing course, untrimmed; d

But thy eternal summer shall not fade, e

Nor lose possession of that fair thou ...

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dear

Lease the term during which possession is guaranteed

Date the time during which something lasts

Complexion colour, visible aspect, appearance

To decline to diminish, decrease, deteriorate

Untrimmed not carefully or neatly arranged or attired

Fair beauty, fairness, good looks

Eternal infinite in past and future duration,

without beginning or end

To brag to declare or assert boastfully



‘SHALL I COMPARE THEE TO A SUMMER’S DAY’


Sonnet 18 by William Shakespeare is one of the sonnets that describe the outstanding beauty of an unspecified lover and time as a relentless ravisher with no mercy for anyone or anything. The only way to defy time is to become immortal in verse. The persona is the "I" in line 1 and he ...

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Added: 5/17/2005 11:45:14 AM
Category: English
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