Sonnet 116
Sonnet 116
by William Shakespeare

Sonnet 116 Questions

Bring on the tough stuff - there’s not just one right answer.

  1. Does the poem’s proposed view of love function in the real world, or is it simply a utopian ideal?
  2. Do you agree with the poet’s view of love as eternal and unchanging?
  3. There are many different kinds of love out there, such as romantic, familial, and platonic. Can the ideas posed in this poem apply to all of them?
  4. The poet implies that love is the only guiding light that we have in this troublesome world. Do you agree or disagree?

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