Analysis Of Shakespeare 's ' Sonnet ' Essay examples

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Sonnet VI Michael Drayton’s sonnet number six describes a setting of the world where many women paint the streets. Drayton in line 1 explains that these women are “paltry, foolish, painted things” describing them as meager or of no importance where as they try to by foolishly painting themselves with make-up like children playing adults for a day. These women surround coaches on the streets soon to be forgotten due to the fact that no poet has ever written about them in a sense that gives a person literary immortality. While viewing these women, Drayton begins to fight what he originally stated by writing about them saying “I to thee eternity shall,” in line 5. This is a very humble and romantic thing to do; give literary immortality to the women not so lucky enough to have a love ballad composed for them by a poet who views them as their muse. The idea of literary immortality continues through line 6 where Drayton states that “nothing else remaineth of these days” other than poetry/immorality given by a poet. This later is followed by lines 7-10 stating that queens, virgins and matrons will be glad to read and experience the wonders of Drayton’s rhyme about the women never noticed of their own sex. These women in particular though will surpass the ones of the future and create an envy that only Phthonus could imagine. These women separated themselves from the rest of crowded streets and were written about in Drayton’s “immortal song” or sonnet for immortal values in line…

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