Sonnet 116 by William Shakespeare Analysis

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  • Sonnet 116 by William Shakespeare
    • Overall message
      • Definition of true love
        • Use positive and negative to define what he means
      • If someone is altered in some way, true love will continue
      • When a pair finds that they are not as in love as they thought, they are not true to their true love
      • The worth of love is not fully appreciated
      • People don't understand it until they are in love
      • Time has power over love even though true love is not owned by time, it does have an affect on it
        • Love is outside time's reach
    • Rhythm
      • Iambicpentameter
        • Heartbeat
    • Language
      • Repetition
        • 'alter/alteration'
        • 'remover/remove'
          • Not perfect
            • 'alter/alteration'
            • Love is not perfect
      • Personification
        • 'Love's not Time's fool'
          • Time is more powerful than love
            • People change and die
            • Love is not owned by time
              • Love is not time's servant
          • Fool = Someone owned by someone higher in rank
            • To entertain
            • Love is not owned by time
              • Love is not time's servant
      • Last 2 lines
        • Challenging reader to prove him wrong
          • Strong
          • Short
          • Clear
          • Everything he has written about love is wron
    • Imagery
      • Sea imagery
        • Love is like light over the sea
      • Metaphors
        • 'The marriage of true minds'
          • Not hearts
            • Beyond usual love
              • More than the ordinary
        • 'impediments'
          • Comes from marriage
        • 'O, no!'
          • Dramatic
        • 'it is an ever-fixèd mark'
          • Defines what love is
          • Position/ lighthouse
            • Ever-fixed lighthouse
              • Permanent
              • Hopeful
              • Good
        • 'looks on tempests'
          • Tempests = Storms
          • Looks on = Calm
            • Not panic
              • What love is
        • 'Bark'
          • Small ship
        • 'Star'
          • North star
            • Ships navigate by
        • 'Edge'
          • Pit?
        • 'Doom'
          • Death
            • The affect of time
          • True love lasts forever
            • The affect of time
    • Development of poem
      • First is factual, calm like a reasoned argument
      • Second is metorphorical
      • Defiant at end
      • It becomes more personal as he goes through the poem
      • He starts with 'let me not spoil the party'

Comments

beckylackner

very good but very clustered so cannot read properly

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