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Sonnet 116 & 130 William Shake
Sonnet 116 • This poem by William Shakespeare is about love in its • most pristine form. • • He says that love bends but is forever constant. • • Love is a belief that guides our lives. • No one has a value on love, but we take love to its • limit. • Love does not falter in time, but lasts until the end, through hard times. • He concludes by saying that if he misjudged the meaning and value of love, then he takes back his writings and that no one has ever loved. Sonnet 130 This poem is comparing his lover to other things His lover is not as nice as the other things The speaker details all the flaws of her body, her scent, the sound of her voice But, at the end of the poem, he tells us that he really loves her.
Literary Devices • Metaphor- comparing two things without using like or as • Symbolism- a literary technique the author uses in which one thing represents another • Personification- giving human characteristics to non human things • Theme- main idea • Allusion- reference to another work of literature, most often the bible.
Classwork • Compare and contrast the two sonnets (116 & 130) • Sonnets 116 and 130 all express ideas about love, but in different ways. Explain how Shakespeare uses nature and time to convey his ideas. Which sonnet is most effective in your opinion? • Be sure to support your claims with evidence from the poems. • Be sure to incorporate the following literary devices in your response: theme, metaphor, symbolism, allusion and personification