However, many Oxfordians believe that the monument originally depicted Shakespeare holding a sack, and that it was subsequently altered to depict him as a writer. However, the evidence is overwhelmingly against the Oxfordian scenario. InLillian Schwartz tried to put a scientific gloss on such speculations when she wrote an article for Scientific American which used computer modelling to suggest that the Droeshout portrait is actually of Queen Elizabeth.
Synopsis[ edit ] Sonnet satirizes the concept of ideal beauty that was a convention of literature and art in general during the Elizabethan era. In the final couplet, the speaker proclaims his love for his mistress by declaring that he makes no false comparisons, the implication being that other poets do precisely that.
Structure[ edit ] Sonnet is an English or Shakespearean sonnet. The English sonnet has three quatrainsfollowed by a final rhyming couplet. The 1st line exemplifies a regular iambic pentameter: This is followed in line 2, scanned above with a common metrical variation, the initial reversal.
An initial reversal is potentially present in line 8, and mid-line reversals occur in lines 4 and 12, and potentially in line 3.
The beginning of line 5 is open to interpretation: His mistress, says the poet, is nothing like this conventional image, but is as lovely as any woman". Shakespeare composed a sonnet which seems to parody a great many sonnets of the time.
Poets like Thomas WatsonMichael Draytonand Barnabe Barnes were all part of this sonnet craze and each wrote sonnets proclaiming love for an almost unimaginable figure;  Patrick Crutwell posits that Sonnet could actually be a satire of the Thomas Watson poem "Passionate Century of Love", pointing out that the Watson poem contains all but one of the platitudes that Shakespeare is making fun of in Sonnet This, along with other similarities in textual content, leads, as E.
Flesch notes that while what Shakespeare writes of can seem derisive, he is in reality complimenting qualities the mistress truly exhibits, and he ends the poem with his confession of love.
According to Felicia Jean Steele, Shakespeare uses Petrarchan imagery while actually undermining it at the same time. Steele feels much stronger about the degree in which Shakespeare is discounting Petrarchan ideas by observing that in 14 lines of Sonnet"Shakespeare seems to undo, discount, or invalidate nearly every Petrarchan conceit about feminine beauty employed by his fellow sonneteers.GUY MASTERSON PREMIÈRE: Royalty Theatre, Adelaide Festival, Feburary 20 , & (Assembly Festival) directed by Gareth Armstrong.
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