Sonnet 130 is like a love poem turned on its head usually, if you were talking about your beloved, you would go out of your way to praise her, to point all the ways that she is the best in this case, though, shakespeare spends this poem comparing his mistress's appearance to other things, and then telling us how she. Here, barbara mowat offers her opinion of the meaning behind sonnet 130 this work breaks the mold to which sonnets had come to conform shakespeare composed a sonnet which seems to parody a great many sonnets of the time poets like thomas watson, michael drayton, and barnabe barnes were all part of this. This is a detailed explanation of shakespeare's sonnet 130 that provides some context to the poem as well as a close reading of difficult lines and phrases in addition to clarifying the poem, this video also includes a discussion of the types of questions and issues that you might explore in an essay on. Deniz faruk erkan analysis of sonnet 130 by william shakespeare sonnet 130 by shakespeare is a magnificent piece of work, which could also be classified as a masterpiece as it plays a joke on the conventions of a petrarchan love sonnet i am [personally] impressed with his consistency about clichés.  here, barbara mowat offers her opinion of the meaning behind sonnet 130 this work breaks the mold to which sonnets had come to conform shakespeare composed a sonnet which seems to parody a great many sonnets of the time poets like thomas watson, michael drayton, and barnabe barnes were all part of this.
William shakespeare's poem, sonnet 130 has a rhyme scheme and a rugged tone it's three quatrains, four-line stanzas, and a couplet, two-line stanza expresses that it also has a tone to it that signals some meaning to it in this sonnet, sonnet 130, william shakespeare talks about a loved one, who he compares to. Sonnet 130 is a pleasure to read for its simplicity and frankness of expression it is also one of the few of shakespeare's sonnets with a distinctly humorous tone its message is simple: the dark lady's beauty cannot be compared to the beauty of a goddess or to that found in nature, for she is but a mortal. A critical comparison of shakespeare's sonnet 130 and elizabeth barrett- browning's sonnet 14 - petrarchan sonnets are like all the other typical sonnets in the early sixteenth which consist of 14 verses in the poem and 10 syllables per line in comparison, they all instigate the traditional theme of love where women.
William shakespeare, 1564 - 1616 my mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun coral is far more red than her lips' red if snow be white, why then her breasts are dun if hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head i have seen roses damasked , red and white, but no such roses see i in her cheeks and in some perfumes is. Sonnet cxxx my mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun coral is far more red, than her lips red: if snow be white, why then her breasts are dun if hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head that music hath a far more pleasing sound: curiously, these two lines (9-10) almost express the opposite of their exact meaning. Sonnet 130 william shakespeare sonnet 130 takes place near the beginning of the series of “dark lady” sonnets after 126 sonnets, the speaker shifts his affections and attentions from the fair youth to a new object of desire, an unnamed woman often termed the “dark lady” the speaker has a vastly different relationship.
Sonnet 130: my mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun by william shakespeare my mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun coral is far more red than her lips' red if snow be white, why then her breasts are dun if hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head i have seen roses damasked, red and white but no such roses. Signs that constitute the universe of meaning are transmitted in the target languages keywords: theory of instances of enunciation, semiotics of translation, systematics of designificative tendencies, shakespeare, sonnet 130 1 introduction among the literary genres, poetry is the one that resists. An analysis and commentary of william shakespeare's sonnet 130 (my mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun) for ib english a students preparing for iocs this analysis of sonnet 130 can also be used by literature students in general the sonnet is almost comic in the way it points out how his lover's.
Summary sonnet 130 is a parody of the dark lady, who falls too obviously short of fashionable beauty to be extolled in print shakespeare's sonnets whereas conventional love sonnets by other poets make their women into goddesses, in sonnet 130 the poet is merely amused by his own attempt to deify his dark. A summary of sonnet 130 in william shakespeare's shakespeare's sonnets learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section of shakespeare's sonnets and what it means perfect for acing essays, tests, and quizzes, as well as for writing lesson plans. 5 days ago the petrarchan tradition of writing poems to women included exaggeration in order to praise her features for example the lover would say something like, my mistress' eyes are like the sun but the speaker in shakespeare sonnet 130 shows that he will not be comparing his love's feature to natural things. Abstract: stylistics as a science tries to analyze the choice of words, the pattern of the sentence and the figurative language that a poet uses in his poetical works in order to reinforce and emphasize the ideas and sentiments he wants to convey to the readers this paper aims to analyze shakespeare's sonnet 130 my.
My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun / coral is far more red than her lips' red / if snow be white, why then her breasts are dun / if hairs be wires, black wires grow on. I'm preparing to teach shakespeare again this fall seton hill offers the course every other year, so each time it comes around, it feels new the course will focus on plays, but i do like starting out with a brief unit on the sonnet in order to help my students get accustomed to the language it occurred to me that.
William shakespeare's sonnet 130, my mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun, is one of his sonnets to the dark lady, a dark-complected figure who dominates his second cycle of sonnets -- 127 through 154 -- and with whom the speaker in the sonnet is having an affair the poetic devices used here. Shakespeare's sonnet 130 is a parody of the kind of insincere, sickly sweet love poems that authors have been writing for centuries in sonnet 130, the theme women and femininity is connected to the idea of appearances this poem is all about female beauty and our expectations and stereotypes about. Theme of love to put it simply, the theme is that beauty is in the eye of the beholder 'sonnet 130' takes the love poem to a deeper, more intimate level where looks are no longer important and it is inner beauty that matters shakespeare paints this pi ture using a wonderful ombination of metaphors and a simile e starts.
Context william shakespeare lived from 1564 to 1616 he grew up in stratford- upon-avon in warwickshire when he was just 18 he married anne hathaway, and together they had three children shakespeare left his family behind in stratford to go to london, where he worked as an actor and playwright he eventually. Read shakespeare's sonnet 130 in modern english: my mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun coral is far more than her lips are if snow is white, all i can say is that her breasts are a brownish grey colour if hairs can be compared with wires then black hairs grow on her. Sonnet 130 paraphrase my mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun, my love's eyes are nothing like the sun coral is far more red, than her lips red, coral is far redder than her lips if snow be white, why then her breasts are dun, if snow is white, her breasts are dark if hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head. This sonnet is about loving someone in spite of their shortcomings bill spends the majority of the poem talking about his loves flaws he compares her lips to coral rather than something lovely like a rose or a ripe apple he says that her eyes are not bright like the sun he compare her hair to wire he out and out says that.