Sonnet Analysis 116: 1- Let me not to the marriage of true minds 2- Admit impediments; Love is not love 3- Which alters when alterations find 4- Or bends with remover to remove 5- Oh, no, it is an ever-fixed mark, 6- That looks on tempests and is never shaken 7- It is a star to every wandering bark, 8- Whose worth’s unknown although his height be taken 9- Love’s not Time’s fool though rosy lips and cheeks 10- Within his bending sickless compass come 11- Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks, 12- But bars it out even to the edge of Doom 13- If this be error, and upon me proved, 14- I never writ, nor man ever loved. – I chose this sonnet because it is very beautiful and shows the immortality of love and in the way that it comes through struggles just as good as it first went in, – Lines 1-4: This is saying that if love changes or is removed if it is challenged it is not love; perhaps it is infatuation. – Lines 5-8: Love is something that is always there taken away by anything; it is the thing that everybody looks for in life, if it seems to be gone, love is there more than it originally was although it may not seem like it. – Lines 9-12: The personification of love and time: Love cannot change throughout the course of Time and Time holds no restraints against Love. Time cannot grasp hold of Love at all and bring it down even when it seems that Love will be snuffed out.
– Lines 13-14: If the above statements are wrong and proved to me, then I have never written ever before and there has been no love in the world ever before. Bibliography This is an analysis on one of shakespeares sonnets it shows what he perhaps meant when he wrote it. Shakespeare.