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  • 1. Sonnet CXXX
    Melissa Lopez
    Jonathan Ledon

2. Quatrain 1
Interpretation
My mistress eyes are nothing like the sun; coral is far more red than her lips red; if snow be white, why then her breasts are dun; if hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head.
She has dark eyes, her lips are not red. Her breasts are not as white as snow and she has black hair.
3. Interpretation
Quatrain 2
I have seen roses damaskd, red and white, but no such roses see I in her cheeks; and in some perfumes is there more delight than in the breath that from my mistress reeks.
She has pale cheeks, he is also saying that her breath doesnt smell as good as some perfumes.
4. Quatrain 3
Interpretation
I love to hear her speak, yet well I know that music hath a far more pleasing sound; I grant I never saw a goddess go; my mistress, when she walks, treads on the ground.
He loves to hear her speak, but he knows that music has a more pleasing sound than her voice;Hes never seen a goddess walk, but he knows that she walks only on the ground.
5. Couplet 1
Interpretation
And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare. As any she belied with false compare
Even though she is not special, his love for her is still unique
6. Shakespeares View on Love
Shakespeare considers his love to be unique. He focuses on all his mistresses flaws, but he still loves her. He expresses her qualities in a negative way, yet he still loves everything about her. In this sonnet Shakespeare is mocking his mistress.
7. My mistress eyes are nothing like the sun
8. Coral is far more red than her lips red
9. If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun
10. If hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head
11. I have seen roses damaskd, red and white,
but not such roses see I in her cheeks.
12. And in some perfumes is there more delight
Than in the breath that from my mistress reeks
13. I love to hear her speak, yet I will know
That music hath a far more pleasing sound
14. I grant I never saw a goddess go;
My mistress, when she walks, treads on the ground
15. And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare
As any she belied with false compare