Anonymous asked in 社會與文化語言 · 1 decade ago


Sonnet 18

wrtten by William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?

Thou art more lovely and more temperate:

Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,

And summer's lease hath all too short a date;

Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,

And often is his gold complexion dimmed;

And every fair from fair sometime declines,

By chance or nature's changing course untrimmed:

But thy eternal summer shall not fade,

Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st,

Nor shall death brag thou wand'rest in his shade,

When in eternal lines to time thou grow'st.

So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,

So lond lives this, and this gives life to thee.




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  • Elisa
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    1 decade ago
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    Analysis of Sonnet 18:

    The entire theme of this poem is around youth, immortality and beauty. It describes the perfect beauty of the young man. For as long as humans live and breathe upon the earth, and for as long as there are seeing eyes on the earth, the young man will be immortalized (as a metaphor, as if he is alive forever) through the celebration of this poem.

    If you are interested, here are some websites that provide an in depth analysis of sonnet 18.

    2008-09-18 23:17:14 補充:


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    Source(s): Myself. Went abroad at age 11. With 32 years experience speaking and writing English. Tutored English as an Undergrad. A project manager in the US since 1992.
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