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    What does "Thou art more lovely and more temperate" mean??

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    Re: Sonnet 18

    Quote Originally Posted by catoidtang View Post
    What does "Thou art more lovely and more temperate" mean??
    It means
    You are more lovely and more temperate.
    I am not a teacher.


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    Re: Sonnet 18

    You need the full context:

    SONNET 18

    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

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    Re: Sonnet 18

    It means prettier and warmer than a summer day.

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    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.


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    Re: Sonnet 18

    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.

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    Thanks Anglika for taking me to read such a lovely poem.

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