Analysis Of William Shakespeare's Sonnet 116-The Marriage Of True Minds

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William Shakespeare’s sonnet 116 - The Marriage of True Minds is one of his most famous poems. The main theme of the poem is about true love and showing how the author disseminated his thoughts about the elevated quality of love. The author started his first quatrain with the statement “Let me not to the marriage of true minds”. With this declaration, the readers may surmise that the poem is referring to a married couple. Yet, the author is metaphorically using the phrase to indicate the theme of the poem – true love. Importantly, we notice “minds” has been chosen as the symbol for their love instead of “heart” or “body”. The author chose “minds” because it defines an understanding couple or soul mates. We may assume; they know the other well enough and believe this is the right decision, not because anything pushes them nor they suddenly become captivated. Through the first line, the author reveals his thoughts that no such obstacles can inhibit two true-minded people from being in love. Through enjambment in line two, Shakespeare divulges his point to state this is not real love. He believes love is not changeable, in every circumstance. The repetition of the pair “alters and alteration” is significant to the point William Shakespeare is trying to prove. “Alter” is a negative word that describes love as inconstant and erratic. However, the author uses the negativity of the word and repetition to accentuate true love is different. In line four, the author uses

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