Analysis of Shall I Compare Thee to a Summers Day, First Love and Let Me Not

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Analysis of Shall I Compare Thee to a Summers Day, First Love and Let Me Not

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day is written by William Shakespeare and it is about him describing a person. It is most likely to be a lover because he is using language which is more generally associated with love. In the first two lines he say's that "Shall I compare thee to a summers day?" He also says you are lovelier and more temperate. He is saying that you are even nicer than a summer's day and a nice person who is evenly tempered. He then uses references to the "darling buds of maie," these tell us that they are beautiful and a sign that summer is on its way.

He then changes the mood of the sonnet by
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First Love is a poem written by John Clare, and straight away just by looking at the title we know what this poem is about. He uses very strong and powerful language in the first verse of the Sonnet and he is talking about how in love he is. In the first line he says that I never was "struck", almost as if he was hit by love, even though we know he doesn't mean the literal term of being hurt by this. He was struck by love at first sight which struck suddenly and so "sweet". He is describing her beauty and saying that it is like a blooming flower which stole his heart almost as if his heart could be taken away from his body and be a separate part of him.

He then goes on to say in lines five to nine to speak about the effect of her beauty on him. His face turned pale almost a "deadly pale" and his "legs refused to walk away". He is transfixed with her and cannot move. His "life and all seemed to turn to clay." In the second verse he is saying that all the blood is rushing to his face and took his sight away. He is blushing which takes away his sight. He is blinded by love. We know that he cannot see because he goes on to say "the trees and bushes round the place seemed midnight at noonday." Even though it is midday it seems like it is midnight because he can't see anything.

He say's in
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