"Let me not to the marriage of true minds", by William shakespeare.

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''Let me not to the marriage of true minds'' by William Shakespeare is an Elizabethan sonnet of 14 lines divided in three Quatrains and the habitual rhyming couplet. In this particular poem Shakespeare uses a complete different approach, luring the reader by achieving a dramatic change of style.

Although keeping the simple A/B/A/B/C/D/C/D/E/F/E/F/G/G rhyming scheme, providing the sonnet with an harmonious, fluid sound and giving it the pleasant impression of a light-hearted song ''Let me not to the marriage of true minds'' does not fulfill all the typical criteria's Shakespearian sonnet, the subject evoked being without comparison to his previous pieces.

Shakespeare deliberately takes an idealistic turn, praising love in it's purest form, where it is not only a simple feeling, but a synergy of the souls, where obstacles seem meaningless on the road of happiness, where no Impediments can be admitted in the ''marriage of true minds''.

This great respect for love is already announced by the poet in the very title, as he preaches that he shall not come in between of love ''Let me not to the marriage of true minds'' nor accept any impediments to destroy this permanent bond.

''Love is not love which alters when alliteration finds {....} or bends with the remover to remove...'' Here the author makes a strong statement, claiming that true love is strong, constant and can be in no way alliterated by adversity or the hands of time. If altered or shaken by a ''remover'', proven impermanent by time as it was not apt to endure the arising obstacles in its path, this love is thus not comparable to the ''true love'' the author makes allusion to, ''love is not love''.

True love is indeed an ''ever-fixed mark'', an unfailing variable 'that looks on...