My mistress’s eyes are nothing like a summer’s day.
Tonight, please write your response to the sonnet you memorized. In addition, however, you must respond to at least one comment on the sonnet that you did NOT memorize.
So, if you memorized “Shall I Compare Thee,” please analyze it here and then comment on one of your classmates’ analyses of “My Mistress’ Eyes.” But, if you memorized “My Mistress’ Eyes,” analyze it and comment on one of your classmates’ analyses of “Shall I Compare Thee.”
Some questions to consider for your analysis:
- What patterns such as rhythm, rhyme, word choice or imagery, do you notice about your sonnet?
- What literary elements, such as simile, metaphor, alliteration, etc., do you notice and what effect do they have on the overall sonnet?
- What is the most important underlying message of your sonnet?
As always, you MUST provide specific evidence from your text, proofread your writing for spelling, punctuation, and grammar. Please also respond to at least one other comment in this thread.