‘Valentine’ also differs from ‘Sonnet 18’ as it goes on to say that love will be “possessive and faithfulâ€¦for as long as we are” Duffy is being realistic as she makes a recognition that this relationship may not last forever, Shakespeare fails to mention this however, this could be because it was written in a different era and many people did not break up at that time.
But even though she is writing in quite a harsh and negative tone displaying aspects of love we would not expect in a love, however, the poem still comes across romantic and truthful.
Shakespeare shows that true love is eternal even when the beauty of that person has gone, the love shared between the two people still remains the same.
Similarly, in “Valentine”, Duffy suggests that true love is perpetual, through the use of “an onion” as a symbol of love.
On the other hand, ‘Sonnet 18’ is written in a very different language to what we know today but its underlying message is still relevant for today’s world.
The reason ‘Sonnet 18’ is still so popular today is because of Shakespeare’s ability to capture the essence of love so cleanly through his Sonnet. They can be said to apply to both the male and female sexes; however, it is known that Duffy is a homosexual and Shakespeare possibly wrote the poem for a man. The opening line poses a simple question “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day”.You can view samples of our professional work here.Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of UK Essays.Male and Female friends may sometimes undergo a lot of pressure from other friends and family to turn their friendship love into romantic love, which doesn’t always work.There is a line that friends may cross over, and to know that line is to know the difference between romantic and friendship love.What one person thinks is love, another may think is craze or vice versa. How is it possible to distinguish between the love of romance and the love shared between friends?In order Girlfriends may have different friendship love for each other than a male and female friend pair may have; the same for male friends.Disclaimer: This work has been submitted by a student.This is not an example of the work produced by our Essay Writing Service.Friendship love is often compared to the love between siblings as well.In many cases, a sibling is just as good a friend as any.