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Category: Shakespeare's Sonnets
Level: Grade 9
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Author: kp36784
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Grade 9 Shakespeare's Sonnets

In writing Sonnet 130, William Shakespeare was gently poking fun at the conventional romantic poems that were being written by other poets. In pointing out that his mistress' eyes are not more beautiful than the sun, that her hair is not made of gold threads, that her cheeks are not as red as roses and that her breath is not finer than perfume, he was able to make the argument that he loves her just the same for who she is and not for an unrealistic idealized notion of beauty.

What is this an example of?
  1. Personification
  2. Simile
  3. Satire
  4. Metaphor
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