Ow each text helps define national identity or solidarity

This is a comparative essay.
Compare two works from different periods on one (and only one) theme, character type, social or political issue or function, writing technique, poetic structure, or any other point of comparison. The goal of this assignment is for you to explain how one period of British literary history relates to another by examining the similarities or differences between representative texts from each period. This comparison requires surgical precision: pick a narrow point of comparison and get immediately to your analysis of the two works.

My Point of Comparison: How each text and the history help define national identity or solidarity

My chose of British History and works:
1: The Elizabethan Period (15581603)
Shakespeare: the works I wanna use is Sonnet 130 and Sonnet 18

2:The Early Seventeenth Century (1603-1660)
John Milton: the works I wanna use is ll Penseroso and When I Consider How My Light Is Spent

Added on 08.04.2015 18:57
I was notified by my professor that I can only use one work from each author
the one I want to use is
Shakespeare: Sonnet 130
and
John Milton: When I consider How my light is Spent
use these instead to do the comparison