How does Shakespeare describe love in Sonnet 116?

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How does Shakespeare describe love in Sonnet 116?

William Shakespeare:

Although well-known for his plays, William Shakespeare was a poet, composing over one hundred sonnets in his lifetime. His sonnets are known by number.

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In Sonnet 116, Shakespeare describes love as strong and unchangeable. He describes real love as ''an ever-fixed mark/That looks on tempests and is...

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Figurative Language in Sonnet 116

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Chapter 3 / Lesson 27
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In 'Sonnet 116,' Shakespeare uses various styles of figurative language, including symbolism, metaphor, and personification, to describe love as something that is constant and unchanging.


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