Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Poem Analysis: Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day (William Shakespeare)

It takes to unlock every figurative lines of this poem and fortunately, I based my interpretations on the insights I have gained from the symbols I have seen or felt on the meaning that are being used in this poem.

Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day
by William Shakespeare

My interpretation:

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
(This presents a question that penetrates to permit being compared to nature the beauty of someone.)

Thou art more lovely and more temperate
(This someone is referring to a girl or lady who is more beautiful and demur. Her beauty eludes to shine like no other.)

Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, 
(Before spring does come as buds of May represents, there are the following seasons like autumn and winter as well as summer also that goes through transitions of changes in the atmosphere's weather. Rough winds symbolize challenges that this season encounters.)

And summer's lease hath all too short a date:
(It indicates that time is short that summer season permits to shine.)

Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
(Summer's too short and that its sun's rays give off too short exposure in time as the climate or weather changes.)

And often is his gold complexion dimmed;
(There is the passing of the cloud that shelters to define the nature of the sun as it blazes its shining rays.)

By chance or nature's changing course untrimmed:
(In the course of its shines of the sun, it always gives its light to be seen and illuminate the whole world.)

But thy eternal summer shall not fade
(Summer's beauty is ever not fading even though it went through lots of challenges, the same as beauty of the girl or lady that it is never ending even times passes by because of the kind of beauty that is incomparable and unexplanably, endearingly beautiful.)

Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st;
(Beauty is eternal. It can't fade in time.)

Nor shall Death brag thou wander'st in his shade,
(Neither even death could drag eternal beauty out from its shades.)

When in eternal lines to time thou grow'st:
(Intricately true beauty is everlasting.)

So long as men can breath or eyes can see,
(As long as people live and have life.)

So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.
(The true beauty that has been emphasized in the poem will remain not just a memorabilia, but it is immortalized in the form of its wings that it is in fact, truly alive in each of us which blooms to attracts and invites everyone to do just the same.)

The beauty that has been discussed here, for me, is the kind of beauty that is not more on physical attraction. Though I may say that it is part of beauty, but that is just a little percent of its totality. The true beauty in this poem simply connotes to the beauty of the heart, the beauty from the inside of each person. It will just fade if it is not taken care of with trust. 

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