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Shakespeare's Sonnet CXVI

By looking closely at the sonnet, consider to what extent its particular techniques add to the impact of its subject matter.

The sonnet 'Let me not to the marriage of true minds' written by Shakespeare is about constant love. There are three quatrains that are about the three stages in true love and a final couplet.

The poem is a sonnet because it has fourteen lines in iambic pentameter. In the fourteen lines of the sonnet there are three quatrains and a final couplet. This is the structure of all sonnets. The rhyming scheme was fixed with the pattern of abab cdcd efef gg. The three quatrains were all on the subject of love and how it is kept constant.

In the first quatrain Shakespeare uses alliteration with the letter 'm'. He wrote "Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments.aE...

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