Sonnet 130, or My Mistress' Eyes Are Nothing Like the Sun, seems to have a lot to do with friendship. Shakespeare could not have said such things like "Coral is far more red than her lips' red." There must have been a very deep and understanding relationship between these two people. If Shakespeare and this woman were just lovers, Shakespeare probably would not have written such an honest poem.This woman he refers to might very
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comes to Shakespeare and Philips. Many of their poems have both of these elements and many of their poems express their deepest feelings for people. Wether out in the open or in secrecy.
Damrosch, David., et al. "The Longman Anthology of British Literature" Volume 1 Sonnet 130 New York: Longman, 1999 1177-1178 (quotes 1-5)
Damrosch, David., et al. "The Longman Anthology of British Literature" Volume 1 Friendship In Emblem New York: Longman, 1999 1647-1648 (quotes 6-10)