Sonnet 116 - Mr Bruff - A* Analysis

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William Shakespeare - Regarded as the greatest english writer. Married a woman and had three children. Henry Wriothesley was of great importance to Shakespeare and leads us to believe that maybe Shakespeare was homosexual. It's hard to divide it being plutonic or sexual love. On his dedication page of his book the initials stated are WH which are the backward initals of Henry Wriothesley. 

Sonnet 116 

(Orginal sonnet was created in Italy. Shakespearen Sonnet is a love poem -14 lines with a couplet - where a problem occurs and is then solved in the couplet where a volta occurs. ABAB CDCD EFEF GG rhyme scheme. 16th century.)

Let me not to the marriage of true minds   'marriage' is very romantic and can be lead into a sexual relationship which moves the sonnet from a plutonic love to possible sexual love. Admit impediments. Love is not love  'admit impediments' nothing should get in the way of 'true minds' true mentally paired people. Not a sexual image. 'impediments' comes from the vows. Which alters when it alteration finds,  True love doesn't change with problems. 'alter' is play on words for the word ALTAR


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