‘Sonnet 18’ or ‘Shall I compare thee’ by William Shakespeare

Shall I Compere Thee or Sonnet 18 is one of the fifteen poems included in 'Introduction to Poetry' course in 4 year Hons. Syllabus of Department of English of National University, Bangladesh. 

The poem's been included mainly to introduce students with Shakespeare's poetry. It's one of the best specimen of Shakespearean Sonnet. To understand Shakespeare in upcoming years (ie. second yeare, third year etc)  proper comprehension of the  poem is very important.

the poetry is as follows:

Shall I Compare Thee Or Sonnet 18
by William Shakespeare

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 oft' is his gold complexion dimm'd; 
And every fair from fair sometime declines, 
By chance or nature's changing course untrimm'd:

But thy eternal Summer shall not fade 
Nor lose possession of that fair thou owest; 
Nor shall Death brag thou wanderest in his shade, 
When in eternal lines to time thou growest:

So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see, 
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.

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