Shakespeare’s Sonnet, “My Mistress’ Eyes Are Nothing Like the Sun”

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Shakespeare's Sonnet, “My Mistress’ Eyes Are Nothing Like the Sun”
Why did William Shakespeare write Sonnet 130, “My Mistress’ Eyes Are Nothing Like the Sun,” is about a lover who was not beautiful? Was it to show women that all women are beautiful in some ways or to let people know that all people are loveable? “Sonnet 130 is the poet’s pragmatic tribute to his uncomely mistress, commonly referred to as the dark lady because of her dun complexion” (Mabillard). An analysis of Sonnet 130, “My Mistress’ Eyes Are Nothing Like the Sun,” by William Shakespeare will show he used poetic elements to compare his lover with lovers displayed in other sonnets and that Shakespeare believed that his lover was worthy of his love showing that all women...
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