Mercy by William Shakespeare

About the poet of Mercy. Shakespeare was born at stratford on Avon very little is known about his early education when his father’s or Fortune declared he went to London or earning money by hard labour hi established himself as an actor and then as a play right hi road 37 place and 154 sonnets. Julius Kesar the merchant of Venice Macbeth and Othello are some of his important plays. He is one of the greatest poets and dramatities of the English language.

Mercy poem written by William Shakespeare

Mercy poem write by William Shakespeare William Shakespeare is a greatest poet. His born 1564 and death 1616.

About the poem Mercy

The poem is a Sonnet. A Sonnet is a poem a 14 lines only. The poem is on eloquent speech of mercy. It is taken from the drama the merchant of Venice. Raleigh has aply remarked, “If voice of Shakespeare to be hard in all his place it is to be hard in the wonderful speech on mercy by portia In the merchant of Venice.”

The divine qualities of mercy have been beautifully illustrated in the poem. Mercy is a quality of God. It is respected loved and or shift more than the power of a king. It enriches both the giver and the receiver. the earthly power become God like when it gets mingled with mercy and justice.

  • The quality of Mercy is not strain’ d;
  • It dropped as the gentle Raim from heaven
  • Upon the place beneath it is twice blest:
  • It Blesseth him that given and him that takes;
  • Tis mightiest in the mightiest it becomes
  • The throned monarch better than his crown:
  • His sceptre shows the force of temporal power,
  • The attribute to away and majestic,
  • Where in both sit the dead and fear of kings;
  • But mercy is above this is sceptred sway,
  • It is enthroned in the hearts of kings.
  • It is on attribute to God himself;
  • And earthly power doth then show likest God’s
  • When Mercy seasons justice.

the poem is on eloquent appeal of Mercy. It is taken from the merchant of Venice. Shylock lends money to Antonio. When Antonio fails to pay the money back in time, sues antonio in the court of law. Bassanio’s wife portia appears in the court on behalf of Antonio. She tries to change Shylock by on appeal to his sense of Mercy. Raleigh has aptly remarked. “If the voice of Shakespeare is heard in his place, it is in the wonderful speech on mercy by portia”

There is on apt use smile, when the poet compares Mercy to the gentleman. The divine qualities of Mercy have been beautifully illustrated in the poem.

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