poet William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare

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Shall I Compare Thee To A Summer's Day? (Sonnet 18)

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate.
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer's lease hath all too short a date.
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimmed;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance, or nature's changing course, untrimmed;
But thy eternal summer shall not fade,
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st,
Nor shall death brag thou wand'rest in his shade,
When in eternal lines to Time thou grow'st.
So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.

Poem Submitted: Monday, January 20, 2003

Form: Sonnet


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  • Zeenat Khatoon (12/8/2019 6:21:00 AM)

    Nise poems

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  • Zeenat Khatoon (12/8/2019 6:18:00 AM)

    Nise poem

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  • Mohammad SkatiMohammad Skati (11/29/2019 6:22:00 PM)

    All Shakespeare's poems are great.

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  • micheal destiny (11/28/2019 7:57:00 AM)

    poem about palm tree

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  • Isaac (8/22/2019 9:13:00 PM)

    The Bard himself's self confession

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  • Adeeb AlfatehAdeeb Alfateh (7/1/2019 12:49:00 AM)

    Shall I compare thee.......
    Shall I compare thee..........
    Shall I compare thee......
    Shall I compare thee........


    great sonnet
    great sonnet
    great sonnet
    great poet
    great poet
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    great 10
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  • DORIS MAIGIDA (5/12/2019 2:29:00 PM)

    can i join

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  • James McLain (3/21/2019 6:12:00 AM)

    So much he left unsaid to die a young man's death,
    As life went on.
    And life went on, reputation tarnished but intact.

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  • Zalena Nwift (3/2/2019 9:46:00 AM)

    My fav poem by Shakespeare. The writing style of this sonnet captivated me the 1st time I read it.

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  • Aniruddha PathakAniruddha Pathak (2/13/2019 6:56:00 AM)

    One of the Bard's immortal sonnets.
    of which of course there are many.

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  • Mist hazzy (1/31/2019 9:03:00 AM)

    Very talented man.....thou his present shall present his words

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  • Zuzu MutairiZuzu Mutairi (1/25/2019 11:58:00 AM)

    Poet is even afraid to compare his lover to anything else, I love the originality of this poem..Masterpiece.

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    Zalena Nwift(3/2/2019 9:47:00 AM)

    loved ur comment!

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  • Prabir GayenPrabir Gayen (11/26/2018 5:33:00 AM)

    Extraordinary poem.................
    ...

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  • Claudia (11/9/2018 11:13:00 PM)

    iambic pentameter

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  • Ally Mabin (6/10/2018 11:29:00 AM)

    Such a great write about mischief...

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  • jessika yarber (5/31/2018 12:43:00 PM)

    love it so true and creative

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  • Britte NinadBritte Ninad (5/17/2018 11:45:00 PM)

    evergreen love is tuning here-

    Nor shall death brag thou wand'rest in his shade,
    When in eternal lines to Time thou grow'st.
    So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see,
    So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.

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  • cephas (5/8/2018 5:50:00 PM)

    has different meaning according to perspective and history

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