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William Shakespeares sonnet My Mistresss Eyes Are Nothing Like the Sun illustrates that the perception of beauty is subjective and true love is blind.

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Poetry Analysis of ?My Mistress?s Eyes Are Nothing Like the Sun? William Shakespeare?s sonnet ?My Mistress?s Eyes Are Nothing Like the Sun? illustrates that the perception of beauty is subjective and true love is blind. The sonnet expresses a deeper meaning than what is stated on the surface as it effectively describes the speaker?s mistress?s appearance and his love for her while mocking the commonly held ideas of beauty. Shakespeare?s sonnet is very powerful and complex, yet its message is comprehensible. The speaker, a man in love with his mistress, emphasizes his mistress?s physical characteristics and his affection for her by initially noting strong ...read more.

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However, his tone transitions to passion as he claims he “loves to hear her speak” and then ends by expressing that his love for her is “rare.” After he proves that he truly loves his mistress, despite her flaws, it becomes clear that the poem mocks and disapproves other poets’ clichés that compare their lovers to nature’s beauty and perfection. The theme in Shakespeare’s sonnet “My Mistress’s Eyes Are Nothing Like the Sun” is that love sees no flaws and is revealed in the sonnet when the speaker compares his mistress the beauty in nature by being truthful that she cannot compare in beauty. ...read more.

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However, the speaker never claims that his mistress is ugly or that nature is superior; instead, he leaves the question of beauty to the reader. He also allows it to be known that he truly loves his mistress: ?I love to hear her speak? and ?I think my love as rare.? These verses indicate that the speaker loves her despite the fact that he knows she?s not beautiful and thus, the theme is that true love is blind. Shakespeare?s sonnet ?My Mistress?s Eyes Are Nothing Like the Sun? proves to be powerful, displaying that true love is blind. The sonnet deserves its reputation as a classic since it successfully displays a shift in tone and reveals a significant theme. ...read more.

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