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'Sonnet 116'

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Sonnet 116 'Sonnet 116' is a poem about 'William Shakespeare'. The poem is about what true love is and what it isn't about. The poet uses imagery to make clear his views of love. The poem is very unique in its own way, which makes it very difficult to say how far I agree with his views. 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. It reminds me of a love heart carved in a tree or even a birthmark, because like love it is always there. ...read more.


The imagery is quite intriguing. Love is your map to life, "a star to every wandering bark". This is the idea of a boat being lost out at sea and then being guided by this lighthouse. Love is something that keeps you right and is always there when you need it. It is like a guide. By using imagery, the poet makes clear what his notion of love is. Personification is apiece of imagery that is very powerful and striking. In love time is not an issue, "Love's not time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks within his bending sickle's compass come". Time does not affect love in any way. ...read more.


Love is never-ending. This strong image shows Shakespeare's thoughts on love. Overall, in 'Sonnet 116' by 'William Shakespeare' I thought the poem was very impressive and interesting. The poet uses lots of imagery to make clear his thoughts and feelings about love. Under the impression of what Shakespeare think, I agree with a lot of what he says. I believe that true love is everlasting and that nothing can take it away. I admit that all the lines in the sonnet are true. The poem very clearly states what love is and is not. The moral of the poem is that true love cannot be taken away; it lasts forever no matter what comes in its way. I have learned that true love is unbreakable and I now know how strong love actually is. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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