William Shakespeare Essay | Shakespeare's Hag

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Shakespeare's Hag

Summary: A short overview of Shakespeare's Sonnet 130, in which he describes the many bad traits of a woman he loves and how the love endures even with all those bad traits.
The first line of Sonnet 130 starts off criticizing Shakespeare's mistress. He talks about how empty her eyes are (My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun,"). Most men tell women how much their eyes twinkle, but Shakespeare does the opposite of this by using a reverse simile. This anti-simile paints a picture of empty black eyes, such as the coal eyes on a snowman. He then describes the mistress' lips in a similarly negative way. He accomplishes this by describing how colorless her lips are (coral referring to a strong pink to moderate red not the coral in reefs). At this point the visual details have created the face of the mistress. In the third line Shakespeare says how the skin of his mistress is a neutral brown, or dun. By today's standards dun skin is desirable for many people, including myself. Where as in Shakespeare's time it...

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