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    Default Alternate Title to Sonnet 130

    I need help!!!! I have a group assignment about Shakespeare and I've been assigned Sonnet 130 and I would like some assistance or information that could lead me into creating and alternate title for Sonnet 130

    Sonnet 130
    My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun;
    Coral is far more red than her lips' red;
    If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun;
    If hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head.
    I have seen roses damask'd, red and white,
    But no such roses see I in her cheeks;
    And in some perfumes is there more delight
    Than in the breath that from my mistress reeks.
    I love to hear her speak, yet well I know
    That music hath a far more pleasing sound;
    I grant I never saw a goddess go;
    My mistress, when she walks, treads on the ground:
    And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare
    As any she belied with false compare.


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    Default Re: Alternate Title to Sonnet 130

    What have you come up with so far?

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    Default Re: Alternate Title to Sonnet 130

    well since shakespeare is kinda of mocking Petrarch's euphoric sonnets...I was thinking the title to be like "Untraditional Euphoria!

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    Default Re: Alternate Title to Sonnet 130

    It's possibly more mocking the excesses and clichés used by poets following Petrarch, in which case 'unconventional' might be a reasonable choice of word because these lesser poets slavishly follow the conventions and forms, turning them into sterile hyperbole.

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    Default Re: Alternate Title to Sonnet 130

    For Some reason I feel my title to be somewhat bombastic I wish I could put it in simple terms that people can understand and relate to.

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    Default Re: Alternate Title to Sonnet 130

    The plain truth
    No exaggeration

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