Structure[ edit ] Sonnet is an English or Shakespearean sonnet. The English sonnet has three quatrainsfollowed by a final rhyming couplet.
The poet asks if it is fear of making someone a widow that causes the young man to refuse to marry. The argument is unsound, says the poet, for a beautiful youth must leave behind him a form or copy of himself, otherwise the world itself will endure widowhood, and yet have no consolation for its loss.
For it will not be able to view the young man resurrected in the eyes of his children. If he persists in this single obduracy, it is an unforgivable shame, showing lack of love to others and equivalent to murdering himself and all his heirs.
That you waste away in bachelorhood. See notes to 3.
The argument therefore is that, if the man does not marry, although he will not leave a widow behind him in the conventional sense, should he die, yet the world will be his widow instead, an even greater tragedy than if he were in fact married and with children.
The world will mourn him as a makeless wife mourns her husband. The idea is expanded in the following lines. She carved thee for her seal, and meant thereby Thou shouldst print more, not let that copy die. When every private widow well may keep private - as opposed to the public widow, which is the world.
There is also a suggestion of ordinary, as well as ignoble, derived from the Latin privatus. See note to gaze 5. The widow may keep the husband in mind by looking on the children, who bear his form and image.
Some editors emend to Look! The money that the prodigal spends becomes available again through circulation. It merely shifts its place from one pocket to another. See the following line.
And kept unused the user so destroys it. The contradiction in this line makes it difficult to interpret, because if something is unused there can be no user.
No love toward others in that bosom sits There is no love in your heart towards others. Rather excessive language for such a fault, one would think, but there is also the sexual innuendo where murderous shame means killing the seed by masturbation, and the exaggerated language thereby takes on a slightly humorous flavour.Sonnet 18, often alternately titled Shall I compare thee to a summer 's day?, is one of the best-known of sonnets written by the English playwright and poet William Shakespeare.
Part of the Fair Youth sequence, it is the first of the cycle after the opening sequence now described as the Procreation sonnets.
Year Published: Language: English Country of Origin: England Source: Shakespeare, W. The sonnets. In R. G. White (Ed.), The complete works of William Shakespeare.
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Shakespeare Sonnets English Year 9. 2 William Shakespeare. Petrarchan Sonnets poets wishing to write about love and romance popularised the form • Shakespeare adapted the traditional Petrarchan sonnet to create his own version • Sonnet [I’d sing of Love in such a Sonnet 18 Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
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