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Sonnets coursework Sonnet 18 and sonnet 130 were both written by William Shakespeare. Sonnet 18 is a traditional love sonnet whereas sonnet 130 is a parody of the traditional sonnet form. In sonnet 130 he appears to insult his mistress but when you get to the last two lines he is saying she is unique but at the sane time he is saying the truth about her appearances. It is the opposite in sonnet 18 he compares his lover to beautiful objects. The main similarity is the structure of the poem and the way he set it out it has the same rhyming quatrain and has a couplet at the ends of the poem. Sonnet 18 is a traditional love poem it is also has a serious tone and Shakespeare compares his lover to beautiful things he even uses a rhetorical question. ...read more.

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far more pleasing sound then the sound of her voice The structures of the sonnets are both the same there are three quatrains and one rhyming couplet. In the first quatrain of sonnet 130 he is really truthful by saying she does not have these qualities. Society in Shakespeare times is reflected in both sonnets in sonnet 130 one of the quotes is "if snow is white then her breasts are dun" what he emphasises here is the fact that she is not one of the aristocracy lady and she does not wear make up as people did in those days. They use to put a thick white powder and put bright red lipstick on there lips. This either shows that she cannot be bothered how she looks or she cannot afford it. Shakespeare also says "coral is far more red then her lips are red" again he suggests that she is not rich and she does not wear make up. ...read more.

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life to thee" he prove his true love by saying that as long as people are on this earth she will live on with the poem. In sonnet 130 again I would have to say the last two lines are the most interesting this is because all the way through the sonnet he appears to be mocking his mistress but when it comes to the end he says she cannot be compared to anything because she is unique. In conclusion each sonnet has a different tone sonnet 18 has a sincere tone and is really serious. Furthermore, he compares her to objects of beauty. Whereas, sonnet 130 mocks the sonnet form although they do have many similarities such as same structure also they both have the same rhyming scheme. In my point of view I think sonnet 130 is better because it is more honest and true and he says that she cannot be these thing of beauty because she is unique. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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