What is Love…Baby Don’t Hurt Me
Thesis Statement- “Sonnet 18” and “The Barney Theme Song” use the word love in different contexts making the word have multiple meanings and uses.
Sonnet 18 is about a kind of love that binds two people together with happiness and ecstasy. Shakespeare writes on and on about how “lovely and…temperate” she is. He writes with an intense passion and a lust that cannot be described with words. He says, “So long as men can breathe or eyes can see, So long lives this, and this gives life to thee” which means that his love for her, along with this poem, will live on forever. Determined lovers often talk about a soul mate which they were made for which, as preposterous as it sounds, is quite possibly how Shakespeare speaks about this girl. It can be said that his passion burns like the white, hot intensity of one thousand suns. Shakespeare uses metaphors and other literary elements to make his heartfelt poem even more powerful
“The Barney Theme Song” or how it is called by the infants who watch it “Ballney!” is an expression of a different type of love. It is the type of love that brothers and sisters share as it is said in the song, “We’re a great big family.” It is less passionate than the love explained in Sonnet 18 because Barney spread the kind of love that brings friends together. The Barney theme song has been called immature by certain people but it sends a message that transcends time and age. Barney spreads a message of love for you fellow people. The world would indeed be a better place if people would just take Barney’s message to heart. Barney doesn’t need figurative language because he tries to make his message simple so that even the small children, who watch his program, understand.
The only thing that can be said comparing the two works together is that they are about love. That isn’t even fully correct because the word love is extremely vague. Every single person has probably said, “I love you” nowadays but...