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“Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer’s Day Long Question for HS”
1. Give the substance / critical appreciation / central idea of the poem.
2. How does Shakespeare immortalize his friend’s beauty?
3. How does Shakespeare compare his friend’s beauty with summer?
4. ‘So long lives this and this gives life to thee’ – Explained this line?
5. ‘And every fair from fair sometime declines’– Explained this line?
6. “But thy eternal summer shall not fade ‘ – Explained this line.
The well-known famous poem ‘Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?’ which is written by the great poet ‘William Shakespeare’ is perfectly a love poem. The poet brings out the comparison between his friend’s beauty and the summer’s beauty. After the complete reading of the story we can understand the significance of the poem. Here the following explanation is stated for significance-
At the first the poet clarifies that he cannot compare his friend’s beauty to a summer’s day. Because his friend is more lovely and more temperate. In May the rock wins shake the darling buds. The poet says that the duration of summer is too short. The eye of heaven shines too hot sometimes. The poet says that the
gold complexion of the sun is dimmed. The poet comments that the beauty of every beautiful object sometimes this declines.
But the poet strongly explains the beauty of his friend will not fade. Even the death cannot brag him into he is shade.
However the poet wants to say that his friend’s beauty will remain through the eternal lines of the sonnet.
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives, this and this gives life to thee.
At last it is endless to say that the famous poem ‘Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?’ is justified and appropriate to the stated question.