Sonnets 18 and 130
loved. These two sonnets shared similarities and yet contained many exciting
of them very much. It seems that they make his days pass easier when in sonnet 18
As any she belied with false compare”. In both sonnets he uses personification by
saying “black wires grow on her head” and “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s
was referring to was physically beautiful. On the other hand, in sonnet 130 the
woman was not so pretty yet he still loved her as much. For instance in sonnet 18
he says that she is more lovely and temperate then a summer’s day. Yet, in sonnet
130 he says that her breath smells and her hair looks like wires. Still he loves her
just as much. Also in sonnet 130 he speaks of how he loves to hear her speak and
more pleasing sound…”. He says nothing about the woman’s voice in sonnet 18.
Further more, in sonnet 130 it is clear that the woman he speaks of is very poor
and most likely works for either him or someone close to him. However, in sonnet
18 it seems as though the lady is of equal state as he and has wealth.
The differences between these to stories make them interesting to
read and the similarities keep the reader wondering of who these two women
might have been.