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Essay | Millay and Shakespeare

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Millay and Shakespeare

Summary: Explains the similar and/or dissimilar conceptions of "love" in Millay's "I Being Born a Woman" and Shakespeare's "My Mistresses' Eyes Are Nothing Like the Sun".
In Shakespeare's sonnet, "My Mistresses' Eyes Are Nothing Like the Sun" and Millay's sonnet, "I Being Born a Woman" love is the main issue. The two authors convey their conceptions of love in different ways in some aspects, and similar ways in other aspects.

Shakespeare put an interesting twist on his love poem. He describes his lover as being plain and dull. "Coral is far more red than her lips' red/ If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun/ If hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head". Though she is not angelic, he still adores her. "I love to hear her speak..." He has come to realize that she is far from perfect, but that does not take away from his lover for her. Shakespeare shows how when you love someone, you love them for who they really are, regardless of looks.

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