The possible restoration of the original rhymes through the use of the original pronunciation is discussed.
Against this coming end you should prepare, And your sweet semblance to some other give: Dear my love, you know, You had a father: This is the first sonnet of the sequence in which a fresh note of love and devotion is sounded.
The previous sonnets seem to be more abstract in their recommendations, as if there were a certain delight to be obtained in proving an argument, even though it may not be an entirely judicious one. But now the theme becomes more personal. The biting winter wind threatens to destroy not only the young man and all his beauty, but also the young man who is loved by one other, the poet, this living being who sings of him, and who would be heartbroken to witness the threatened ravages that time will hasten to commit upon him.
The opening of the sonnet is conversational, as if taking up a point that was discussed the previous day. Perhaps it is this conversational tone which contributes to the sense of intimacy which pervades this sonnet, as if we had been let into the inner sanctum of friends who surround this young man, or perhaps the note of intimacy is attributable much more to the two declarations of love, at the beginning and end of the poem, which enclose it as it were in an ambience of warmth and protection.
There is a softness of touch and emotion which the previous sonnets, with their formal declarations of what is due to society, do not quite convey.
Here it is as if we are reading something that is akin to a private letter, something perhaps into which we do not have an absolute right to intrude.
Yet these sonnets were public compositions, as far as we know.
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There is therefore an inherent contradiction in the sonnets, that they are essentially private poems, to be read by one beloved person only, but yet they have also a public persona, in which that love is declared aloud to the wide world.
But then that is perhaps precisely what love is like - an essentially private experience which is at the same time so bounteously overflowing that it must tell all its secrets to all who will listen. That this particular sonnet exemplifies this contradiction and tension is no doubt a matter of judgement rather than fact.
And certainly there are others which pick up the contradiction even more directly, as in What I note however in this sonnet is the directness of the expression of love, something which occurs here for the first time.
The simplicity and nakedness of it stands out, far more so than the change of use from thou to you, which has been noted by commentators. Its significance lies perhaps in a hidden ironical reference to being unlucky in love, in that the love which promised so much, even a beauteous day which made the lover travel forth without his cloak, turned black so swiftly, and that he who had so much to give renounced his gift, making it null and void.
It is instead a deeply painful and much darker world of passion and disappointment, of festering wounds and flowers that rot, of forgetfulness, of betrayals, and of mortality. Indeed it has its moments of great beauty, where the human spirit, and love, are triumphant, and I would not wish to belittle those moments.
Love does triumph over adversity. But it is in the exploration of the deeper levels of the human psyche, where the perils and the reefs lie, that these poems have their greatest sublimity.A Midsummer Night's Dream is more or less contemporary with Romeo and Juliet, and dates from the mid s.
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Share Flipboard Email Print Edwin. Sonnet 18, then, is the first “rhyme”—the speaker’s first attempt to preserve the young man’s beauty for all time. An important theme of the sonnet (as it is an important theme throughout much of the sequence) is the power of the speaker’s poem to defy time and last forever, carrying the beauty of the beloved down to future generations.
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