William Shakespeare and Edmund Spenser convey the passage of time similarly by illustrating the speakers immortal love for the subject.
Shakespeare’s employment of metaphors conveys the beauty of the subject that the speaker admires. Shakespeare conveys, through the speaker, that the subject’s “eternal summer shall not fade.” This displays that despite the passage of time the subject will remain beautiful in his eyes. Although “rough winds do shake the darling buds of May” his love for her will not fade. Which signifies that no matter what happens throughout the course of time she will always be gorgeous to him. Shakespeare’s utilization of metaphors portrays the speaker’s opinion of the subject’s appearance.
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In the poems when “When I was Fair and Young” by Queen Elizabeth and “Written the night before it Execution” by Chidiock Tichbourne, the authors illustrate the passage of time similarly by demonstrating the regret of what one day was and it will never be again.
Queen Elizabeth’s repetition throughout “When I was Fair and Young” demonstrates how frustrated she feels about the passing of time. Now she doesn’t have what she used to have. Now that she is not “fair and young “ she doesn’t have any man willing to love her. At this point of her life, when she looks back she regrets the times that she let them “go” and that she didn’t want them to “importune” her. Through the author’s employment of repetition we can infer that she regrets all the time that has passed because now she lives in the shadow of the past.
Another poem that responds to the passing of time is “Written the Night before It Execution” by Chidiock Tichbourne. The author’s comparison to nature demonstrates the passing of time because “the spring is past” and now “[he is looking] for life and [sees] it [is] a shade.” He sees that his life has passed and now he looks back and realizes it was a short life. Now is when he appreciates all the things that he didn’t do. Tichbourne’s utilization of nature demonstrates how when the speaker is his spring he didn’t reflect about his decision but now that his “winter” is coming he is regretting his choices.
I like how you're embedding the quotes into your analysis. It makes the writing fluid and avoids plot summary. :o)
William Shakespeare in Sonnet 18 uses nature and illustrious love to portray time as it passes. Using nature and metaphors Shakespeare describes his beloved. For instance, his love has beauty and youth but when “rough winds” shake her, she is now aged and not as beautiful as she once was. Shakespeare is trying to portray that despite how much time has passed “the eternal summer shall not fade” and she will always remain beautiful to him and never miss that “fair.” Regardless of how “dimmed” her complexion is, she will always be “gold” to him. Shakespeare uses “nature’s course” to express time as it goes on through individuals and how he eternalized his love.
Through the use of rhetoric and metaphors Sir Walter Raleigh portrays the course of an individual’s life via a stage. Raleigh questions “what is our life” which implies the metaphor that life is a
“play of passion.” Raleigh illustrates actors getting “dressed” in the “mother’s womb” as personalities whom are beginning their lives. Throughout our lives Raleigh articulates how whatever we do in the course of our existence weather moral or wicked, it “hides” in our graves. When the play is done and the “curtains” and dropped, life is over. Raleigh shows the course of life from the moment we starts living life till “we die in earnest.”
Anais, you have also embedded your quotes well, and focusing on a similar tool gives the two poems further similarity. Remember, put quotation marks around "Sonnet 18" and identify Raleigh's poem title too when you switch. :o)
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