Analysis: This sonnet along with the next six sonnets corresponds directly to the unknown action of Sonnet 93. Is he imitating the Spartans, known for their clipped conversation? But what's so blessed-fair that fears no blot? Oh what a glorious body houses those bad deeds, Which chose you as their home, Because that is where beauty covers every stain, And where all things the eyes can see become beautiful! The positive words of implicit praise, sweet, lovely, fragrant rose, beauty, budding name, sweets, kind of praise, blesses, mansion, beauty's veil, all things fair, far outnumber the negative cankers. Because the youth is utterly beautiful and the poet is entirely unappealing, they are ill-matched for union in a single being. The only thing that is apparent is that Astrophel has done something unforgivable. Night already lacks the sun, so Stella's absence has an even deeper impact.
Take heed, dear heart, of this large privilege; The hardest knife ill-used doth lose his edge. Your beauty serves as a veil that makes every bad thing you do seem good! How many gazers mightst thou lead away, if thou wouldst use the strength of all thy state! Whenever he sees something that reminds him of her, he can take joy in the small light that it brings him. Underline every word you use from the Vocabulary of Causal Analysis. Astrophel attempts to depict Stella's husband as a devil, but this devil lacks horns. I found, or thought I found, you did exceed The barren tender of a poet's debt. At the start of the sonnet, he can only give utterances to his despair and wonder if he can ever find ink black enough to write his grief. Sonnet 99 The forward violet thus did I chide: Sweet thief, whence didst thou steal thy sweet that smells, If not from my love's breath? Analysis: Astrophel continues to compare Stella's presence to the sun.
Astrophel is not sure what has caused his lover's change of looks, but he instantly recognizes that he is probably at fault. Astrophel concludes that the kiss taught his mouth to be as virtuous as Stella's own lip. Take care, dear heart, of this large privilege; The hardest knife badly used loses its edge. Retreating from reality to them. Sonnet 92 But do thy worst to steal thyself away, For term of life thou art assured mine; And life no longer than thy love will stay, For it depends upon that love of thine. Before, he was anxious to fall asleep so that he could see the image of her in his dreams.
Compare also: While comments of your praise, richly compiled, Reserve their character with golden quill 85. While appearance is important, personality trumps. As soon as Absence obscures the light of Stella's physical being, Astrophel returns to the image of Stella that sustained him before she fell in love with him. The use of metaphors are clear and the theme is realistic. Before he enters the house to find Stella, he reminds himself that he must not let his joy overwhelm him.
In order to give him joy, she shows herself in the full phase of the moon and orders the stars around her to shine. Of all of his former companions, Astrophel's sighs are the only ones that remain. Now, Astrophel is only able to close his eyes at the sight of the sun because it reminds him too much of her. Astrophel criticizes Absence for attempting to separate him from Stella. So am I as the rich, whose blessed key Can bring him to his sweet up-locked treasure, The which he will not every hour survey, For blunting the fine point of seldom pleasure.
Day and classmates, today I will be comparing two sonnets. Modern punctuation tends to isolate this line, making it into a sort of summary of the previous three lines. His eyes will look at Stella's physical beauty; his ears will listen to her sweet voice; his breath will inhale her breath; his arms will hold her; and his lips will kiss her. This might be telling him that others know details of his escapades, which are surely lewd. She unearths the truth behind his secret. Astrophel confesses to having harmed Stella in some way.
The first two of these underlying themes are the focus of the early sonnets addressed to the young man in particular Sonnets 1-17 where the poet argues that having children to carry on one's beauty is the only way to conquer the ravages of time. Line 8, depending on punctuation, can be read one of more duality! The dramatic and impassioned language of previous sonnets fades as the speaker adopts a more detached and dutiful tone. He urges the Highway to lead him quickly to Stella so that their hearts can safely meet. Sponsored Links The Sonnets1609How sweet and lovely dost thou make the shame Which, like a canker in the fragrant rose, Doth spot the beauty of thy budding name! The couplet is about the certainty of the speaker. Summary Employing a paternal attitude, the poet continues his lecture on how deceiving appearances can be. What freezings have I felt, what dark days seen! During King's stay in the Birmingham jail, the eight clergymen from Alabama published a statement in the newspapers condemning Kings actions with hope to suppress the demonstrations 970 words - 4 pages The Picture of Dorian Gray begins with Basil describing his fascination with Dorian, and ends with his masterpiece reverting to its original splendour.
We've come to expect a little more creativity from Shakespeare than this simplicity. The author says that if love changes, dies, or fleeting, then it does not exist. You choose one, both, or another you may think exists, hidden somewhere else between the lines of thought. He would not want to be considered a poet, even on his gravestone, if he could avoid it in any way. Oh, you encase your sins in such sweet beauty! I like to prefer the latter--and why wouldn't I? After Stella's rejection, Astrophel remembers that Joy was cowardly-and Hope instantly yielded. Even though Astrophel wants to keep praising Stella's lip, he realizes that none of his poetry is worthy of her. In gratitude for the Highway's fulfillment of its duty, Astrophel wishes the road the greatest joy he can imagine: kissing Stella's feet for hundreds of years.