William Shakespeare is a well known poet in English history. His works include the famous Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, and many others. William Shakespeare was a fascinating character in his time period.
Location: William Shakespeare wrote this poem when he was in London from 1592-1593
William Shakespeare was born on April 23rd 1564 according to records kept by his family’s priest William Shaksper. William’s mother Mary Arden had married John Shakspere two years before giving birth William – but William never knew his father John during his lifetime. William lived with John and Mary until he left for college at age 18 where he studied grammar, rhetoric and the classics while learning the French and Latin languages.
William began writing poetry around age 25 and wrote many works at this time including Romeo and Juliet, the source of William Shakespeare’s fame today. William Shakespeare is believed to have died an uneventful death on April 23rd 1616 in Stratford-upon-Avon at the age of 52. William was buried two days later in Holy Trinity Church next to his wife Anne Hathaway where there is still a monument today.
The poem My Mistress’ Eyes Are Nothing Like The Sun was written by William Shakespeare when he was living in London during 1592-1593. William uses rhyme scheme along with meter that are consistent throughout the poem making it easier for readers to understand what William is trying to express through his poem. William does not use any punctuation but if he had this poem would be a dialogue William is having with his lover talking about how his lover’s eyes are not the same as the beautiful sun.
William uses personification in lines 11-12 when William says “And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare/As any she belied with false compare” William changes the word sun to compare and it makes sense because William is trying to say that he thinks his love for her is just as true as the sun is to earth. William then goes on to tell his lover that even though she has been compared with many different things her eyes still shine for him and will never lose their beauty through the whole course of time.
William Shakespeare did a good job at portraying himself through his poem My Mistress’ Eyes Are Nothing Like The Sun because William Shakespeare truly speaks through William’s poem. William Shakespeare was so in touch with his own emotions that William is able to take William’s reader’s along for the ride and William allows William’s readers to see William’s true emotions about this situation he is going through.
Some scholars believe that William may have had a relationship with a young woman who had black eyes and they believe this is why William has such a strong emotion towards the topic of beautiful women with dark eyes.
My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun;
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.
I have seen roses damasked, red and white,
But no such roses see I in her cheeks;
And in some perfumes is there more delight
Than in the breath that from my mistress reeks.
I love to hear her speak, yet well I know
That music hath a far more pleasing sound;
I grant I never saw a goddess go;
My mistress when she walks treads on the ground. And yet by heaven, I think my love as rare As any she belied with false compare. William Shakespeare’s poem My Mistress’ Eyes Are Nothing Like The Sun is about William Shakespeare talking about how beautiful William Shakespeare’s mistress is, William uses a metaphor comparing William’s mistress’ eyes to the sun and William says that her eyes are nothing like the sun. William also alludes to how she has been compared with many different kinds of things but even though she has been compared William still loves everything about here including what makes her unique from everything else.
William Shakespeare is a famous playwright and poet that lived during the Elizabethan era. His works include: Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet, King Lear, Much Ado About Nothing, Othello, The Merchant of Venice, and many more. William Shakespeare’s poem “My Mistress’ Eyes Are Nothing Like the Sun” is about the speaker comparing his lover’s eyes to the beautiful sun. William Shakespeare wrote many poems all of which are still studied in schools today. William Shakespeare has written sonnets, comedies, tragedies, and fantasy themed plays that have changed theatre forever.
William Shakespeare’s poem “My Mistress’ Eyes Are Nothing Like the Sun” starts off with William explaning how he tells lies at night with his love and then compares her eyes to the sun. William says that when they sleep together she looks like a princess and he wishes he could tell everyone about his relationship but does not want to be judged for it either. William calls her eyes “nothing like” the solar sphere because they are dark and his mistress is a mortal human being that will not last forever. William believes that just like the sun which fades in the sky, so shall his love disappear one day.
William Shakespeare’s poem “My Mistress’ Eyes Are Nothing Like the Sun” has many literary elements in it such as an extended metaphor and personification. William uses extended metaphors throughout William Shakespeare’s poem “My Mistress’ Eyes Are Nothing Like the Sun” to make comparison between things that are very different from each other. William also personifies something as well by saying how beautiful his lady’s eyes look when she sleeps because William thinks of her as a sleeping princess who he wishes he could kiss for all of eternity.
In conclusion William Shakespeare was an influential writer during his time period and William had strong emotions for this certain woman who had dark brown eyes which can be seen when he talks about how her eyes are not the same as the beautiful sun in his poem My Mistress’ Eyes Are Nothing Like The Sun. William Shakespeare has influenced literature over time by using personification, an emphatic tone throughout most of William’s poem My Mistress’ Eyes Are Nothing Like The Sun, William has used William’s own emotions to prevail through William Shakespeare’s writing which is why William Shakespeare will continue to be one of the greatest writers in history.