A Word Is Worth A Thousand Pictures? - Shakespeare's Sonnet 18 And Keats' Grecian Urn


A Word Is Worth a Thousand Pictures? - Shakespeare's Sonnet 18 and Keats' Grecian
Shakespeare's sonnet 18 ("Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?") and
Keats' "Ode on a Grecian Urn" were written with a common purpose in mind; to
immortalize the subjects of their poems by writing them down in verses for
people to read for generations to come. By doing so, both of the poets are
preserving the beauty of the subjects, which are the young friend of Shakespeare
and Keats' "Grecian Urn."
Beginning with Sonnet 18, and continuing here and there throughout the
first major grouping of sonnets, Shakespeare approaches the problem of
mutability and the effects of time upon his beloved friend in a ...

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the destructive effects and,
since the subject of this poetry is his friend's beauty, it will immortalize his
beloved friend's beauty. The poet can make the young man immortal in his ...

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