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The purpose of this essay is to critically analyse William Shakespeares Sonnet 116 Throughout this essay I will be referring often to text of the poem William Shakespeares Sonnet 116 exploits conventional sonneteering Kerrigan 1986199511 to speak of his perception and judgement of love The sonnets structure three quatrains and a couplet echoes the poets content further emphasizing his notion that true love is constant The tone of the poem expresses great amounts of final conviction asserting the poets beliefs that he indeed knows what love is and what it is not His ingenious use of metaphors and poetic features convey his realistic declaration that true love weathers all storms The first quatrain introduces the subject of the poem True Love The speaker informs the audience true love is not how others see it or is it the establishments view Love does not depend on time or place on beliefs or the sex of the lovers Love does not change or cease just because we notice our beloved has changed nor can it be taken away by death or severed by separation The language used in the first two lines of the poem Let me not to the marriage of true minds Admit impediments focuses our ears on the first metaphor of this sonnet marriage drawing our attention to Christian marriage services by echoing The Solemnization of Marriage from The Book of Common Prayer online 2003 10 April 8 that if either of you know any impediment why ye may not be lawfully joined together in Matrimony ye do now confess it The ceremony is specifically designed to marry two people for all the right reasons In most cultures it is taboo to marry a close relative or someone of the same sex However Shakespeare refers to this union of matrimony to the marriage of true minds proposing a spiritual union between two souls whose bond forms a mutual appreciation and tolerance for one
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