Married Anne Hathaway at 18
Had 3 children
He was a famous writer by the time of this poet.
The sonnet form
Italian poet first designed this idea of a sonnet
It is a love poem from a man to a woman
Consists of 14 lines
First 8 lines poses a problem
Last 6 lines solves the problem
Line 9 Is the volta which is a sharp turn which brings about the move to the resolution
ABBA ABBA Rhyme scheme
14 lines: 3 quatrains and a couplet
The volta comes in the couplet
A-B-A-B C-D-C-D E-F-E-F G-G
Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit in this sense means allow and impediments is an obstruction. Impediments comes from the wedding vows suggests that this a possible romantic love.
love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Altar is again an altar which s infused for the theme of marriage and romance
Or bends with the remover to remove.
The near repetition suggests that love is constant - it wont change the way apperances do.
O no it is an ever-fixed mark,