Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer’s Day?

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by William Shakespeare

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Notes:

temperate: evenly-tempered; not overcome by passion.

the eye of heaven: the sun

every fair from fair sometime declines: the beauty of everything beautiful will fade.

nature’s changing course: the natural changes age brings.

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A sonnet is in verse form and has fourteen lines of iambic pentameter.

Shakespeare’s sonnets follow the pattern “abab cdcd efef gg.”

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(National Gallery)

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Today’s assignment: Paint a picture or write a poem about a summer day.