Jan 22, 2009

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 dimmed,
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance, or nature's changing course untrimmed:
But thy eternal summer shall not fade,
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st,
Nor shall death brag thou wander'st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou grow'st,
So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee."

-William Shakespeare.


p/s: this sonnet 18 introduce me to him about 9 years back when i was in form 1 i guess. all of the students can't understand what he's trying to say but fortunately the teacher explain it to us. i still can remember a little. hehe. well, i really admire his artwork.



7 comments:

juliana shahida said...

form 1 ke? bukan form 4?

azwin khairuddin said...

hehe. aku tak hengat la bile kala nya. mungkin tempat kl gan johor laen laen belajarnya. eh tapi time form 1 xde literature ke?

dean said...

what did the teacher explained? this sonnet of Shakespeare was erotic. many of his works when described at school as i suppose what my good friend who's now doing his master thesis on this subject (english literature) said that at our school, the actual interpretation of his works had been misleading and not as its true nature; which has now become a dismay to the intellect society.

juliana shahida said...

form 1 ada literature tp x ingat la psl apa...yg aku ingt psl phantom of d opera tu je...siap tgk movie lg kat bilik media...hahaha...best!

azwin khairuddin said...

(to julie): ha, ade kan. aku rse form 1 kot sb time tu aku rse mcm baru2 naek tingkatan. awal2 kelas gitu. ntah la tu.yg penting time secondary la

azwin khairuddin said...

(to encik dean): hmm.. as i remember, the teacher xplained that this sonnet 18 tells about the beauty of the author's lover. that shall never fade forever and that the beauty remains selagi sonnet 18 ni dikenali. and it is. sampai sekarang pun org maseh bace pasal ni kn? mcm ur friend siap buat research lagi tu

[Applemint] said...

hmm...
one of the best shakespears artwork...
full of expression...
n very deep meaning...

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