Sonnet Project.

by: Courtney, Kayla, Ali, and Jacob.

"In clouds she shines, and so obscurely shineth" by Thomas Watson

In clouds she shines, and so obscurely shineth

That like a mastless ship at seas I wander,

For want of her to guide my heart that pineth,

Yet can I not entreat ne yet command her.

So am I tied in labyrinths of fancy,

In dark and obscure labyrinths of love,

That every one may plain behold that can see

How I am fettered and what pains I prove.

The lamp whose light should lead my ship about

Is placed upon my mistress' heavenly face;

Her hand doth hold the clew must lead me out

And free my heart from thraldom's loathèd place

But clew to lead my out, or lamp to light me,

She scornfully denied--the more to spite me.

What Is It About?

This sonnet is about the speaker praising a girl. The speaker thinks that the girl shines brighter than the sun in the clouds. This poem is definitely about the speaker's love towards a girl and then he get's denied.

How Does He Feel?

The tone of this poem is affectionate.

Reasoning: "In dark and obscure labyrinths of love,

That every one may plain behold that can see

How I am fettered and what pains I prove."

Is There Any Figurative Language?

Simile: "In clouds she shines, and so obscurely shineth That like a mastless ship at seas I wander"

Metaphor: "In clouds she shines", "In dark and obscure labyrinths of love"

What's the Rhyme Scheme?

shineth -- A

wander, - B

pineth, -- A

her. ------ B

fancy, ---- C

love, ------ D

see -------- E

prove. ---- D

about ----- F

face; ------ G

out -------- F

place ----- G

me, -------- H

me. -------- H

What is the Theme?

"One day you'll realized you lost a diamond while too busy collecting stones"

I say this because the speaker admires this girl, praises her, pratically kisses the ground she walks on, but "she scornfully denied--the more to spite me."