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“Sonnet 116” written by William Shakesphere deals with the idea of love. It questions true love and how we often mistreat those we love. Furthermore, the many things we do for those we love are shown.
This poem shows how many times we misinterpret love. It shows that love does not alter or change, no matter what someone does, or no matter how it is tested. People that really love do not quit loving no matter what is done, because true love can see through the bad stuff. All these things are shown through the words of the speaker.
In “Sonnet 116,” the speaker speaks of the concept of love. The speaker talks about how love is not altered or does not change, no matter what is done. The speaker speaks of the true nature of love. He says that, “love is not love which alters when it alteration finds, or bends with the remover to remove.” The poem goes on to show that true love is an “ever fixed mark that looks on tempest and is never shaken.” These statements show how someone changes someone else, whom he or she truly loves. These also show how true love is too hard to be broken. The poem also talks about the long lasting life of love. The poem says, “Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks but bears it out even to the edge of doom.” This shows how love will last forever, and nothing can stop true love. Love does not stop after a short time, but lasts until the very final hour.
This poem shows the unyielding power of love to overcome all obstacles. The speaks shows that a few trials are not enough to break love, because true love lasts forever, and does not alter under any circumstances. No matter what happens, true love will see it through to the bitter end....
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