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Sonnet 18

By William Shakespeare

Daniel Badillo, Miranda Gonzalez, and Nayeli Ruiz

The Bard (Shakespeare)
Born April 23, 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Married Anne Hathaway in 1582 (26 years old)
First play was Henry VI, Part One
Had written a total of 37 plays
Famous works include
Romeo and Juliet
Death of his son, and other tragedies, influenced his work
Died April 23, 1616

Shall I compare you to a summer day? Youre

lovelier and milder. Rough winds shake the
pretty buds of May, and summer doesnt last
nearly long enough. Sometimes the sun shines
too hot, and often its golden face is darkened by
clouds. And everything beautiful stops being
beautiful, either by accident or simply in the
course of nature. But your eternal summer will
never fade, nor will you lose possession of your
beauty, nor shall death brag that you are
wandering in the underworld, once youre
captured in my eternal verses. As long as men
are alive and have eyes with which to see, this
poem will live and keep you alive.
Question 1
Who or what do you think the poem is about?
Gango who?
- Begins with the question Shall I compare thee to a summers day?
- Compares and contrasts who the sonnet is about to summer
- Realizes that who hes speaking about is more beautiful than a summer day
Love is eternal when you are deeply and truly in love with someone.

Poetry and the written language can preserve and give life to anything.
form of poetry such as sonnet or elegy
often elevated in style or manner and written in varied or irregular meter
lyrical poem in the form of an address to a particular subject
Three Types of Odes
Pindar Ode, Horatian Ode, Irregular Ode
Horatian ode
Devoted to praising a person, animal, or object
figure of speech that replaces the name of a thing with the name of
something else with which it is closely associated
England decides to keep check on immigration
Let me give you a hand.
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines
Other Literary Devices
Line 1: Shall I compare thee to a summers day?
Line 4: And summer's lease hath all too short a date
Lines 5-6: Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines, And often is his gold complexion
Lines 9-12
Metaphor: line 9: But thy eternal summer shall not fade
Personification: line 11: Nor shall Death brag thou wanderst in his shade
Other Literary Devices Cont.
Regular iambic pentameter
Lines 9-10: But thy eternal summer shall not fade
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st


Ends with rhyming couplet
Question 2
Who or what would you write an ode about?
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