Sonnet 130 'And Just The Way You Are'

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Close Reading- Poetry
Year 10 English

Poetry has been the core of literacy for years; it has helped people learn and write English. The word poetry means a rhythmical composition, written or spoken, for exciting pleasurable by beautiful, imaginative and, elevated thoughts, (, 2016). The two poems that I will be discussing are ‘Sonnet 130’ by William Shakespeare and ‘Just the Way You Are’ by Bruno Mars.

The similarities that are shared between two poems are the concern over there love. William Shakespeare describes his love with the feeling of passion, commitment and attachment and, as well as Mars. Shakespeare and Mars have shown the readers and audience that, you should love your lady for her faults and her imperfection. For example: Mars has written that “there’s nothing that I would change” meaning that he love her the ways she is and wouldn’t change anything about her and, Shakespeare has written “my mistress when she walks trends on the grounds. And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare” explaining that his mistress has faults and that she is just a normal woman, but loves her with her flawlessness and faults.

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In sonnet 130, he has written about his mistress, he has described his mistress unlike other poetry or music. He didn’t compare her or, described her in any positive way instead, Shakespeare has written about his mistress’s imperfection and faults. For example: “My mistress, when she walks, trends on the ground”, he has written that his mistress doesn’t walk in a smooth manner instead, she trends. Throughout, the poem he has written all the weaknesses about his mistress however, he has also established that his “love as rare, as any she belied with false compare”, he knows that his mistress is a normal and an ordinary woman but, his relationship and affection for her is rare and, it cannot me compared to any object or