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Free Essays On Shakespeares Sonnet 153 :: Sonnet essays
Analysis of sonnet 153   Cupid laid by his brand and fell drowsing(prenominal). A maid of Dians this good engraft, And his love-kindling fire did quickly steep In a cold valley-fountain of that fuzee Which borrowd from this holy fire of Love A dateless lively heat, belt up to endure, And grew a seething tub which men yet prove Against antic maladies a sovereign cure. But at my mistress eye Loves brand in the raw fird, The boy for trial needs would touch my breast. I, sick withal, the help of bath desird, And thither hied, a sad distemperd guest But found no cure the bath for my help lies Where Cupid got new fire-my mistress eyes.     This and the next sonnet two share the bailiwick of love through Cupid. The conceit is not new, for it has been found in many poems. One example is from an epigram of Marianus Scholasticus from Henri Estiennes edition to which the theme is shared   Under these plane trees Eros was resting, held in gentle sleep, ha ving give his torch to the nymphs to take care of. What are we waiting for? said the nymphs to matchless another. If only we could quench together with this same fire in human race hearts But as the torch set the water in addition on fire, since then the love-nymphs pur hot water into the bath.   Speculation remains as to whether Shakespeare is the author of these two sonnets, but it has never been proven successfully. The source for these sonnets, whoever the autheor, becalm remains unknown, but I suppose the scholars who diespel Shakespeares authorship do so on the grounds of it being fairly simple in context, that is, at that place is not too much ambiguity. Due to the simplicity, I will do a brief paraphrase of the three quatrains and the couplet. 1st Cupid falls asleep and one of Dianes maids (known for her chastity) tried to extinquish Cupids fire in a pool of water second The maid borrowed an endless, lusty fire, which still goes on to this day, and provided to her dismay a bath of heal properties 3rd (Cupid) would curiously touch my heart (leading me to stray towards lust), unless I am in the sight of my lover, because of the Loves brand being newly fired started.