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Sonnet 116

Sonnet 116

The poet begins by stating he should not stand in the way of true love. Love cannot be true if it changes for any reason. Love is supposed to be constant, through any difficulties. Shakespeare's sonnet 116 was first published in 1609. Its structure and form are a typical example of the Shakespearean sonnet.

William Shakespeare
Public Domain

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

How does the speaker define love?
STANDARDS:
RL.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RL.2 - Main Ideas, RL.4 - Key Terms & Tone

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,3
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