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Summary of the sonnet no.18 Shall I compare thee to a summer's day



Summary of the sonnet no.18 "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day" by William Shakespeare:-

The poet compares his friend to a summer’s day. Frind is more pleasant and temperate and graceful. Stormy winds shake the lovely blossoms and these buds fall. The summer’s time is too short.
Sometime too hot heaven’s eye shines and heats the earth. Often it’s gold complexion dims. All the fairs decays by the “nature’s changing course”, untrimmed.
But the friend’s perpetual summer will not fade nor will lose the possession in fair. Death can not boast and hold upon his friend. With poet’s verse lines he will be growing aloofly.

To His Love

(Sonnet no. 18)
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 dimm'd;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance, or nature's changing course, untrimm'd.

But thy eternal summer shall not fade,
Nor lose possession of that fair thou owest;
Nor shall Death brag thou wanderest in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou growest:—

So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.

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