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Relationship between sonnet 130 and pied beauty

             Sonnet 130 focuses on the relationship between a man and his mistress; Pied Beauty focuses on the relationship between man and nature. Even though the relationships differ between poems, they both focus on the misguided view of beauty and perfection. The misconception of beauty is that perfection is beautiful; however, the speakers of Sonnet 130 and Pied Beauty compare and praise objects/characteristics that normally go unnoticed. In Sonnet 130, Shakespeare states that "My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun; "and in Pied Beauty, the speaker praises God for "dappled things,"" two comments typically held contrary to the belief of beauty. Conventionally, one would hear a poet say his mistress' eyes are like the sun and would praise God for the moon and stars, such cliché comments. The relationships in both poems detach from clichés and hold true to the statement, "Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder."".
             Similar to other poets of Shakespeare's time, Sonnet 130, he used a combination of metaphors and similes to portray the eternal beauty of his mistress. However unlike Petrarch whose poems were written as a series of love poems to an idealized and idolized mistress, Shakespeare left out exaggerated metaphors. .
             Shakespeare took a different approach in writing his poem and used a comical tone when comparing his mistress to a number of beauties. Sonnet 130 became a satire on Petrarch's poetry and his extreme exaggerations. Using Petrarch's conventional method, Shakespeare's poem would have stated that "My mistress' eyes are like the sun; her lips are as red as coral; her cheeks are like roses'; her breasts are white as snow, her voice is like music; she is a goddess."" .
             Shakespeare, however, reversed Petrarch's poetry and played a joke on the conventions of common love poetry and stated that his mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun, coral is far more red than her lips' red; roses are not present in her cheeks; her breast are dun; music hath a far more pleasing sound than her voice; she tread on the ground, unlike a goddess.

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