Sunday, 14 June 2015

Shall I Compare...

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
By William Shakespeare

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate.
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer’s lease hath all too short a date.
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimmed;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance, or nature’s changing course, untrimmed;
But thy eternal summer shall not fade,
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow’st,
Nor shall death brag thou wand’rest in his shade,
When in eternal lines to Time thou grow’st.
     So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see,
     So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.

The message in this poem seems to be about Anne Hathaway, the wife of Shakespeare and not the actor.  I believe it is about how william shakespeare, compares the beauty of  Anne Hathaway to the happiness of a summer's day, and how with anne hathaway, William is given eternal joy, or all-year summer. Anne is william’s prized-possession, due to the fact  that he is given eternal summer, and is shown as a very hidden message under this confusing poem.

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