My Mistress 's Eyes Are Nothing Like The Sun, When Love Arrives

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Bao Tran ENGL-1102 Professor Arroyo November 17, 2015 Essay 2 Although the topic of romance has long been the outlet for poems and songs, the pursuit of love is written into human nature; humans are naturally attracted to the theme of romance because they pursue it throughout their entire lives. Poets and writers often use creativity to express their ideas in a unique way that makes it stand out over the other. Poetry and song involve an abundance of creativity and wordplay to produce an image of the author’s idea and emotion to the reader’s mind. Although literary works repeat these themes, poets and songwriters manage to make their own piece of work unique through the use of creativity, but how are “My Mistress’s Eyes are Nothing Like the Sun, “When Love Arrives”, and “Born to Run” by Springsteen unique if they pull from a common pool of literary techniques? Speaking of “My Mistress’s Eyes are Nothing like the Sun,” today when one hears the word “mistress,” it does not sound like a good thing, but to Shakespeare, he prefers “mistress” as his darling. The poet dramatically talks about his unappealing mistress. The sonnet uses amusing descriptions, such as ridiculous comparisons, for example: “Coral is far more than her lip’s red; / If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun; / If hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head” (lines 2-4). Coral is such a beautiful and classy red color, typical women love to wear red, like supermodels’ and celebrities’ lipstick color,

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