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Shakespeare`s sonnets have dramatic elements and each poem is about personal theme. No one knows if in these poems’s he talks about his own experience or not, because no one knows enough about his life.
The sonnet 116 attempts to define love. Speaker tries to explain what love is and what it is not. In the first line he says that love is perfect – “the marriage of true minds”- and it can be true and it cannot. This is ideal, because people want to have perfect love, but it`s never work like that. People hurt each other and that is a part from love. In next line speakers says about how love is not changing – “love is not love/ Which alters when it alteration finds, “ and it is real, because when people are in love they cannot forget so easy their love, and they will always love that person even if they not together. In next line the speakers explain that love is perfect trough a metaphor – “looks on tempests and is never shaken”. In the next lines speaker is explaining that love cannot change in time – “Love`s not Time`s fool,”, but in last two lines everything changes. He says that if someone can prove that all this is error then he never write the word or no man ever been in love – “I never writ, nor no man ever loved.”
The sonnet 138 is about the trust, love and reality. In the first two lines the speaker is telling us how much he loves his love, because he trust her even he knows she lied to him – “When my love swears that she is made of truth,/ I do believe her, though I know she lies,”. After that he says that his love is too young to understand that he knows she is lying to him. The speaker is an older man and he is with younger women who say that he is still young even deep inside she knows he is not young anymore – “Thus vainly thinking that she thinks me young”. The speaker likes that his love makes him younger than he is. He is asking who said that he is old, because where love there is no age. They lie to each other, but in the end they are happy – “Therefore I lie with her and she with me, /And in our faults by lies we flattered be.” The ideal about this poem is that in their relationship everything is good and there is no lies, but in real they lie to each other every day and they don’t care about that because those lies makes them happy.
The sonnet 144 is talking about a good and bad love, and the bad love was women and good love was man. The bad love is women, because the women always had a power over man –“The better angel is a man right fair,/ The worser spirit a woman colored ill.” The man has a pure love and the women can take that away from him. It is fight between heaven and hell and looks like women will win, because she has a body what represents sexuality – “Till my bad angel fire my good one out.”

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