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Let me not to the marriage of true minds by William Shakespeare is an Elizabethan sonnet of 14 lines divided in three Quatrains and the habitual rhyming couplet In this particular poem Shakespeare uses a complete different approach luring the reader by achieving a dramatic change of style Although keeping the simple ABABCDCDEFEFGG rhyming scheme providing the sonnet with an harmonious fluid sound and giving it the pleasant impression of a light-hearted song Let me not to the marriage of true minds does not fulfill all the typical criterias Shakespearian sonnet the subject evoked being without comparison to his previous pieces Shakespeare deliberately takes an idealistic turn praising love in its purest form where it is not only a simple feeling but a synergy of the souls where obstacles seem meaningless on the road of happiness where no Impediments can be admitted in the marriage of true minds This great respect for love is already announced by the poet in the very title as he preaches that he shall not come in between of love Let me not to the marriage of true minds nor accept any impediments to destroy this permanent bond Love is not love which alters when alliteration finds or bends with the remover to remove Here the author makes a strong statement claiming that true love is strong constant and can be in no way alliterated by adversity or the hands of time If altered or shaken by a remover proven impermanent by time as it was not apt to endure the arising obstacles in its path this love is thus not comparable to the true love the author makes allusion to love is not love True love is indeed an ever-fixed mark an unfailing variable that looks on tempest and is never shaken It is the star to every wandring bark The poet seems to personalize this notion of true love by comparing it to a trusty
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