Sonnet 18
Sonnet 18
by William Shakespeare

Sonnet 18 Love Quotes Page 2

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So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee (13-14)

Remember when we thought this might be a love poem? Well, the last two lines seal it: this is a poem about living, not loving. Note the repetition of "lives" and "life" in the final line. There’s nothing here about love, except for implied self-love on the part of the speaker.

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