Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18 is Wonderful by Pat Mora

I have long been fascinated by Shakespeare’s work one of my favorite sonnet from him is called sonnet 18. This poem has several meanings and as poet and writer myself i am quite intrigued by Shakespeare and how brilliant his work is. Sonnet 18 is my favorite sonnet because it has many metaphors and images through out the poem.

In his poem he describes a man comparing summer to his mistress. He uses description of nature and how they all relate to his affection for this one particular lady. The meaning if the poem is that though the seasons will change and the beauty of summer will be gone it wont fade away completely, but the beauty of the mistress will be seen and remembered just as summer will be remembered.

Shakespeare means that the mistress will not be forgotten as long as there are people who see the beauty of her. Shakespeare is writing about someone who is very much in love and how his mistress is as lovely or even more lovely than a summer’s day. This poem touches me deeply because the words are very strong and they speak for it’s self.

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Alex Mueller can be found running and cycling the streets and suburbs of Boston, taking long sojourns in rare book archives whenever he can. He teaches English at UMass Boston, serves as Book Review Editor for Arthuriana, and writes about digital pedagogy, open access publishing, and medieval literature.

2 thoughts on “Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18 is Wonderful by Pat Mora

  1. Dear Pat,All these lovely words are fine and dandy, but real women don't care about all that mushy stuff. What we really want is to have some control over ourselves, our husbands, and our property. Women are very practical, and while Sonnet 18 is very romantic, we care more about the way men treat us day to day in the real world. Fancy love poems might get your foot in the door with some women, but if you want a happy marriage, it is more important that you give women some power than tell her how great she is. That's the real way to tell a woman you love her.

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