By: William Shakespeare
“Sonnet 18” wrote by William Shakespeare, it is one of the most famous of his work and is believed by many to be the greatest love poems of all time. Formalist criticism is a critical approach use to analyze this poem. It is an approach to literature that focuses on the formal elements of a work, such as its language, ...view middle of the document...
Every line consists of same interpretation, but different representation of poem because some said it is pertaining to the beauty of youth and other is to the beauty of nature. But still, its meaning is the same; it is referring to a beauty thru personification of a summer. Metaphor almost appeared in every line of the poem. For instance, “Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May” means before summer, strong winds knock buds off of the flowering trees. This sonnet successfully conveys the beauty of Shakepeare’s love; he even compares his love to a summer’s day and concludes that their beauty is greater than that of summer and the sun, such as, “Thou art more lovely and more temperate” means Shakespeare believes his love is more desirable and has a more even temper than summer. This sonnet professed how beauty was significant to Shakespeare by successfully interpreting it through the season of summer. It consists of deep word but essential not only to the author, but also to the reader because of the beauty it contains.