Friday, October 19, 2007

"Let me not to the marriage of true minds" By Shakespeare

Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
O no! it is an ever-fixed mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wandering bark,
Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken.
Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle's compass come:
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
If this be error and upon me proved,
I never writ, nor no man ever loved.

In my personal opinion this poem is the definition of an iconic poem. The reason being it is incredible well known and represents the time period that could be referred to as, "the era of Shakespeare." The language in this poem and the idea that love never "alters". It just represents everything Shakespeare was known for, his tragic yet o so romantic love stories. The words he used and images he portrays are ones that could never be recreated or ever be forgotten. Almost all of Shakespeare's works could be considered iconic because they are known so well and represent everything about his time period.

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