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Sonnet 116. Sonnet 116 and the play of Romeo and Juliet can relate as sonnet 116 is about love and how love doesn't fade away not matter what the obstacles are

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Introduction

Sonnet 116, Shakespeare talks about love, which can be one of the most difficult and confusing parts of life. In it, he identifies what love is, and what it is not. His idea is that love is unbreakable, and will prevail through all hardships. Through the use imagery Shakespeare tries to show the reader what he thinks love is. His aim of the sonnet is to prove that true love is clear and that it has a real definition. Shakespeare doesn't write what he thinks true love is, instead he writes what love isn't and by doing this he shows that true love isn't weakened by time, it remains strong as long as the two people live. ...read more.

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This quote also tells me that true love lasts forever and its doesn't fade as time passes, it isn't affected by the world, instead it ignores the world. This is important because it shows Shakespeare's belief that true love lasts for eternity and never fails. In the poem, Shakespeare uses the technique called imagery very effective. Shakespeare uses imagery to show that love is always in your life. True love is permanent, "an ever fixed mark". True love is something that never goes away. It is like a stain, something that lasts. Also True love cannot be broken or taken. This is shown in the line "that looks on tempests and is never shaken". ...read more.

Conclusion

Also they had overcome these difficulties by marrying each other. The play of Romeo and Juliet portrayed true love. The two of them caught each other's eyes and defied their parents to get married, and both committed suicide for each other. If true love cannot be show like that, then I do know how else to show it. Romeo and Juliet had never met before the ball because of their families' strife. When they finally did meet, fireworks filled the room. A magic between them, so strong, was shown when Romeo said, "Did my heart love till now?" (692). It could have been shown when Juliet stated, "...be but sworn my love, /And I'll no longer be a Capulet" (700). Both Romeo and Juliet decided to get married very quickly after this ball. ...read more.

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