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Analysis of Shakespeare's Sonnet 130

            Sonnet 130 is one of the most straightforward poems out of all the 154 sonnets. Sonnet 130 is one of the Shakespearian sonnets. Shakespeare's sonnets were published in 1609 but some of them were written a bit earlier. The first 126 sonnets are written to a man of great beauty. The sonnets 78-86 of this group are about rival poet who has addressed poems to the young man. Sonnets 127-152 are addressed to the lady with dark wiry hair, eyes, and completion. The young man seems to be involved with the woman romantically. No one really knows how to explain Shakespeare's life most people think he explains it through his sonnets.
             In the first two lines in sonnet 130 Shakespeare talks about a woman. This woman is not the prettiest woman Shakespeare has ever seen. The first line states, "My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun"." This means that his mistress' eyes are not very bright. In the second line he states, "Coral is far more red than her lips red." This line is telling that this woman's lips are not red like they should be. In the next two lines Shakespeare is still explaining how plain this woman is. Line three states""if snow be white, why then her breasts are dun." This is mostly explaining that her skin is pale and her breasts are dull. In line four Shakespeare states "If hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head." This woman must have very thick cable like hair because Shakespeare describes it as wiry.
             In the next section line five and six Shakespeare talks about the woman's cheeks. Shakespeare writes that he does not see the Rosie ness in her cheeks. This implies that her skin is very pale and white. In the lines seven and eight Shakespeare expresses how he has never smelled something as worse as his mistresses breath. Shakespeare is mostly saying that her breath really stinks. In the lines nine and ten Shakespeare tells how he loves to hear his woman speak but yet music has a more pleasing sound.

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