Shall I compare thee..

by William Shakespeare


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But thy eternal summer shall not fade

Nor lose possession of that fair thou owst;

Nor shall Death brag thou wanderrest in his shade,

When in eternal lines to time thou growst.


So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,

So long lives this, and this gives life to thee


1. Analyse the last part of Shakespeares sonnet and identify who the sonnet is addressed to, what sort of comparison is made, what the main theme of the sonnet is. Find out evidence of your findings in the text. (give your answer in about 50 words)

2. Which are other Shakespeares favourite themes apart from the one dealt with in the sonnet above presented? (Give your answer in about 60 words)