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A Comparison of Shakespeare's Sonnet 18 and Duffy's Valentine Shakespear's attitude towards his fan is she is exceptional to the summer and very lovely " Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?" This show Shakespeare is considering comparing her to the summer but then he provides examples of how she's better than the summer. He says that she is lovelier than summer time " Thou art more lovely and more temperate." He then proceeds to say "Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May" this means she is more like a darling bud of May compared to the usual demanding wind which come in the summertime. In addition, he clarifies, using a metaphor that the summer does not stay forever, but she is going to be beautiful forever " And summer's lease hath all too short a date." Then he says that sometimes the sun is hot and is hidden by clouds but her beauty is not concealed and she's perfect. "Sometimes too hot the eye of heaven shines. And often is his gold complexion dimm'd" Then he uses a double metaphor to describe that each living this is doomed to expire and that character cannot stop itself from dying.