Compose a 500 words essay on The Truth of Love: William Shakespeares Sonnet #116. Needs to be plagiarism free! Shakespeare begins this sonnet with a direct quote from the traditional marriage service of this time, “Let me not to the marriage of true minds/ Admit impediments.” (lines 1 &. 2). He does this to give the reader direct knowledge of the topic in which he is discussing in this sonnet. This particular sentence was chosen, I believe, because it’s making a particular statement about true love or the meeting of ‘true minds’ and the absence of unconquerable problems when one is involved in a genuine relationship. He reinforces this theme throughout the essay using many literary techniques.Shakespeare’s favors the use of personification in much of his writing and it is very apparent in this sonnet. In lines 2 to 4of the sonnet he expresses how true love will stand up against time using this method by referring to time as the ‘remover’. “Or bends with the remover to remove.” (line 4). He personifies time and love, “Love’s not time’s fool, though rosy lips and cheeks/ Within his bending sickle’s compass come.” (lines 9 &. 10), be stating that love is not a fool and time, again, by referring to ‘his bending sickle’s compass’ which is speaking of being within a range of time.