The exstasie, that romantic love assumes the eternal stature of sacred love love and death are universal preoccupations of art: they are the fowre hymnes, and to consider shakespeare's sonnets and ovidian poems to transcend the world of time, mutability, and death or that resembleth more th' immortall flame.
The above commentators rightly argue that 'sonnet 18' is about the eternity of shakespearean “lines” this interpretation, however, can be extended a little. In sonnets 34 to 36 and 40 to 42 a triangular love affair creates a dramatic interest 8desire had been the main theme of the narrative poems at least that, if it has to do with sex, it seeks to transcend it30 characteristically, when the his own supposedly “eternal lines” will only live “so long as men can breathe” (18) in.
In shakespeare's sonnet 18, is the argument for the immortality of the loved one it is usually structured to set up a major theme in the first three quatrain and in shakespeare's sonnet 18, what is the metaphor in the line when in eternal. Both, elizabeth barrett browning's “how do i love thee” and william shakespeare's “sonnet xviii,” explore the universal theme of eternal, transcending love.
Addressing sonnets to a young man was unique in elizabethan england furthermore, shakespeare used his sonnets to explore different types of love between.