Compare Two Shakespeare's Sonnets
William Shakespeare is known for his mastery of language. He is also known for his ability to give life to his characters. He makes his character seem real by putting them in real life situation with real outcomes. In Shakespeare’s “Sonnet 29” he uses personification and similes to produce an angry tone and depressing theme. In contrast, Shakespeare’s “Sonnet 73” has a series of metaphors that produce a dark and slow theme and tone. Shakespeare uses different literary to connect the reader to his characters emphasizing towards the end the idea that love can solve any problem we have.
In “Sonnet 26” the speaker can be described as a man during adolescence at his most insecure and troubled state. Life is not always fair and when things go wrong we cannot help it but to blame luck. The speaker feels as if “lady fortune” is not on his side and has a string of bad luck: “When, in disgrace with Fortune”. All alone the speaker needs comfort as he is going through a rough time, he turns to the one person he thought would hear his cries. He prays to God the only person he thinks can save him. The speaker cries, “And trouble deaf heaven with my bootless cries” here the speaker personifies heaven as deaf in order to reveal to us that he believes God is ignoring his calls and that God as forsaken him, his tone is angry as even God pays no attention to his cries. You continue to pray and pray but you get no reply from God, you can almost imagine the frustration the speaker must be going through. When you read the word “bootless” you get this imagine of being kicked out or left as if the speaker feels he is being kicked out of heavens existence. Heaven as a deaf ear towards the speaker because he does not exists to them. As the speakers goes on with his troubles he starts to compare himself with others making his situation much worst.
After admitting his loneliness the speaker starts to concern him-self with society, rather than focusing on his life causing him to feel...