In The Poems"My Mistress' Eyes Are Nothing Like The Sun"

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In the poems "My Mistress ' Eyes Are Nothing Like the Sun" and "Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer 's Day?", William Shakespeare seems to compare his loved ones to nature frequently. When you read these two poems you can really see he uses natural elements in order for him to show that nature is superior to human life. However, Shakespeare comes to the conclusion that even though nature is more perfect than human beings, he loves his lovers more than nature for the unique qualities that human beings have over nature. Already from the titles of the poems, we can notice that nature is superior to humankind. For example, in the poem "My Mistress ' Eyes Are Nothing Like the Sun" the reader can assume that the writer thinks that the sun is…show more content…
He wonders why the color of her breasts are grayish- brown if the color of the snow is white, "If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun;" ( l. 3). Nature can make snow to be white, which is a perfect color where human colors are not so perfect, and therefore nature again, is appeared to be more superior than human beings. Another example, Shakespeare compares his mistress ' lips to coral. He thinks that her lips are not as red as a coral is, "Coral is far more red than her lips ' red" ( l.2). Coral color is a very bright red. He suggests that his mistress ' lips do not have the bright red color that coral has. Once again Shakespeare shows humankind faults, and nature 's perfection. Nex, Shakespeare uses the summer season as a natural element in order to compare his lover to it in the poem "shall I Compare Thee To a Summer Day?". He is not sure whether or not his lover is like summer 's day. According to Shakespeare, life passes fast like summer. Before you know it summer and life are over. As the summer gets to its end, you can feel the cold air and the change from summer to fall. The same is with life, as life gets to the end the person is to physically change, and he can feel the end. However, Shakespeare believes that his loved one beauty is for eternity. She will remain beautiful forever. " And every fair from fair sometimes declines, by chance or nature 's
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