Similarly, it is asked, what are the eye of heaven and his gold complexion?
The strong eye of the sun dims the gold complexion ; that is, it hides the beauty and deprives the loved one of her fairness. But, the poet intends to give his love “eternal lines” that will prevent this loss of beauty.
Secondly, should I compare thee to a summer’s day meaning? The first line of a sonnet by William Shakespeare. The poet notes that beautiful days and seasons do not last but declares that his love’s “eternal summer shall not fade” because his poem makes his love immortal: “So long as men can breathe or eyes can see, / So long lives this, and this gives life to thee .”
Besides, what does and every fair from fair sometime declines mean?
And summer is fleeting: its date is too short, and it leads to the withering of autumn, as “ every fair from fair sometime declines .” The final quatrain of the sonnet tells how the beloved differs from the summer in that respect: his beauty will last forever (“Thy eternal summer shall not fade”) and never die.
What is the paraphrase of Sonnet 18?
Sonnet 18 translation to modern English Shall I compare you to a summer’s day? You are more lovely and more moderate: Harsh winds disturb the delicate buds of May, and summer doesn’t last long enough. Sometimes the sun is too hot, and its golden face is often dimmed by clouds.