Examples Of Love In Sonnet 116

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Love is a strong and lasting affection between spouses or lovers who are in a happy, passionate and fulfilling relationship. It can also be an unbreakable bond sustained through all the ups and downs faced in life, an everlasting feeling. This unconditional form of the feeling is rare and is usually found between parent and child relationships. It is, without a doubt, the most discussed feeling in the world. The feeling has been the source of thoughts for many different poets since the beginning of time and has been portrayed in a variety of ways. Such distinctive portrayals of love consist of; the varying definitions of love; exploration of obsessive love; the depiction of unconditional love.
One distinction in the way poets portray love is
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In the poem ‘Sonnet 116’ Shakespeare expresses his views of what love should be by explaining what it is not. He implies that it is something that is exciting from the start to the very end. This is exemplified in the lines where it says, “Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks, But bears it out even to the edge of doom.” Shakespeare uses personification by using the pronoun “his” to describe love as if it is a human that must be cared for and treated assiduously. In the very first line of the poem he speaks of marriage not only as a show of love but mainly as a spiritual bond between two souls. This is indicated by the line “Let me not to the marriage of true minds.” There are a number of expressive metaphors used to represent his views of love. This is made apparent in the line, “Love’s not Time’s fool,” This metaphor tells the reader that love should be everlasting as it does not play by the rules of time and never fades or dwindles. The noun “fool” has connotations of being playful and amusing and it is included to apprise the reader that love is not just a form of entertainment and cannot merely be used to beguile someone for a short period of time until it is unwanted. Another metaphor is seen earlier in the poem as it says, “It is the
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