Me singing sonnet 26 by William Shakespeare
Sonnet 26 by Shakespeare; read by Jamie Muffett.
Question: Create anoth er title for "Sonnet 26" and explain why your title is appropriate. Use information from the poem to support your answer.
Text of Amoretti: Sonnet 26
Sonnet 26 is generally regarded as the end-point or culmination of the group of five preceding sonnets. It encapsulates several themes not only of Sonnets 20-25, but also of the first twenty-five poems together: the function of writing poems, the effect of class differences, and love.
Can anyone help me with analyzing this poem?
Sweet is the rose, but grows upon a briar;
Sweet is the Jupiter, but sharp his bough;
Sweet is the eglantine, but pricketh near;
Sweet is the fir bloom, but his branches rough;
Sweet is the cypress, but his rynd is tough.
Sweet is the nut, but bitter is his pill;
Sweet is the broom flower, but yet sour enough;
And sweet is moly, but his root is ill.
So every sweet with sour is tempered still,
That maketh is be coveted the more;
For easy things that may be got at will,
Most sorts of men do set but little store.
Why then should I account of little pain,
That endless pleasure shall unto me gain.
thnxAs notes, Sonnet 26 works on a series of "shows": the word appears in four separate lines of the sonnet. Booth perceives a vague sexual pun in the second half of the poem, but G. B. Evans and others describe this reading as "strained." The first "show" in the sonnet is directed to , to whom in servitude the poet’s duty is "knit". The connection is compounded by the later "bare" and "all naked." The figure of the naked Cupid can be traced back to ’s .