“My mistress`eyes are nothing like thesun” (William Shakespeare 1564-1616)MY mistress`eyes are nothing like the sunCoral 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.I have seen roses damask`d, red and white,But no such roses see I in her cheeks;And in some perfumes is there more delightThan in the breath that from my mistress reeks.I love to hear her speak, yet well I knowThat music hath a far more pleasing sound:I grant I never saw a goddess go,-My mistress, when she walks, treads on the ground:And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rareAs any she belied with false compare.
This is a lyrical poem because it is emotional. A man express his feelings. A Sonnet, a fourteen-line poem. Shakespearean. The meter is iambic and the line pentameter. It`s about a man who describes the lady he loves in realistic terms. She is not perfect but he loves her all the same. Figurative language I`ve chosen that image because symbolizes the beauty of a woman. In line 6 he compares her beauty with roses (metaphor) so in the picture there are roses too.
“Beowulf”Seamus Heaney.“The battle-fames king, bulwark of his earls,ordered a gold-chased heirloom of Hrethel`sto be brought in; it was the best exampleof a gem-studded sword in the Geat treasury.This he laid on Beowulf`s lapand then rewarded him with land as well,seven thousands hides, and a hall and a throne.Both owned land by birth in that country,ancestral grounds; but the greater rightand sway were inherited by the higher born”.THE END.
Beowulf is an epic poem. A long narrative. I`ve chosen that part because it`s the end, and as it was the destiny of Beowulf, he was the hero. So he get his reward. The image symbolizes Beowulf`s triumph, he became a legend. Digressions, hoyages. Long speeches.
“Beowulf” Seamus Heaney.“I heard four horses were handed over next.Beowulf bestowed four bay steedsto go with the armour, swift gallopers,all alike. So ought a kinsman act,instead of plotting and planning in secretto bring people to grief, or conspiring to arrangethe death of comrades. The warrior kingwas uncle to Beowulf and honoured by his nephew:each was concerned for the other`s good”.
An extract from Beowulf. The same as the other one. Indirect speech. Comment reflection lesson for listeners from the narrator. This part is about the fight, the resources they are going to use.• Repetition as regards the horses (four horses/four bay steeds). The picture symbolizes the battle with the horses.
• LITERATURE IN ENGLISH I – 2012• Assignment No. 2• November 2nd• Student: Cintia Roberto