Essay: Analysis of Sonnet 33 Sonnet essays

Analysis of Sonnet 33 Full many a glorious morning I have seen Flatter the mountaintops with sovereign eye, Kissing with golden face the meadows green, Gilding pale streams with heavenly alchemy, Anon permit the basest clouds to ride With ugly rock on his celestial face And from the forlorn world his visage hide, Stealing unseen […]

Sonnet comparison: Shakespeare and Donne

‘Shall I compare thee to a Summer’s day ?’ and ‘Death be not proud’ are both poems written in sonnet form, written by William Shakespeare and John Donne respectively. They share common themes and have dinstinct similarities, yet are also strikingly different. One of the most obvious differences is that ‘Shall I compare thee to […]

Of Love and Eternity: Comparing and Contrasting the Sonnets of Shakespeare and St Vincent Millay

Poets everywhere choose themes that concern the most intimate matters of the human soul, the universal themes that every human being can relate to. Naturally, one of the themes most often referred to is love, as something all have experienced at some point in their lives. From the greatest to the meekest of poets have […]

William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 71

William Shakespeare is one of the most well-known writers of all time. His sonnets are timeless and his plays are performed again and again. Much of his history is known, but can also be considered a little cloudy. He seemed to be a sarcastic man not necessarily loved by all. I enjoy his plays, but […]


“Ozymandias” is a sonnet written by the English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. In the poem, the author meets a traveler from another country who explains that he once saw a statue of Ramesses the Great (also known as Ozymandias), and on the pedestal, the words “My name is Ozymandias, king of kings: Look on my […]

Batter My Heart

John Donne was a 16th and 17th century English priest, poet, dean, and lawyer. “Batter My Heart” is the fourteenth and one of the most well-known of the Holy Sonnets. The sonnets were written during a hard time in his life in which he was struggling financially and was in the midst of converting from […]

Shall I Compare Thee to a Summers Day, Analsis

In analyzing Sonnet 18, Shall I Compare Thee to Summers Day?, written by William Shakespeare it is important to know some of the background information on this poet and playwright. He wrote a hundred and fifty four sonnets, that cover three major themes: 1. how short every life is, 2. that beauty will always fade […]

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