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What does "Thou art more lovely and more temperate" mean??
You need the full context:
Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer's lease hath all too short a date:
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimm'd;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance or nature's changing course untrimm'd;
But thy eternal summer shall not fade
Nor lose possession of that fair thou owest;
Nor shall Death brag thou wander'st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou growest:
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this and this gives life to thee.
Paraphrase and Analysis of Sonnet 18
It means prettier and warmer than a summer day.
Thank you Anglika for the full verse of "Sonnet 18". I love this very much --- it is lovely and touching. Would you please explain it to me coz I want to understand more.
Click on the link below the sonnet for an analysis of the poem. Essentially it is a lover comparing his girl to summer and its pleasures.
Thanks Anglika for taking me to read such a lovely poem.