Shakespeare's Sonnets

''oh no! it is an ever fixed mark''--what is an ever fixed mark an why?

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no fear shakespeare says it means

Love isn't really love if it changes when it sees the beloved change or if it disappears when the beloved leaves. Oh no, love is I did an analysis of it in grade 10, its kind of shitty, but here, it might help some:

In the first quatrain, Shakespear explains that love does not waver under certain circumstances, it is unconditional. "Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds" tells the reader that love does not change or vanish when it sees a change in the one it loves. It does neither this nor "bends with the remover to remove" This says that love does not falter when the loved one does not love anymore. It is through these lines that Shakespear establishes that love never falters.

In the second quatrain, Shakespeare makes loves guiding force understood by employing the use of imagery. "It is an ever fixed mark, that looks on tempests and is never shaken"Love is an immovable force that is never uncrtain, but is sure in every sense. "It is the start to every wandering bark" A bark is a vessel, therefore love acts as the guiding star to every ship at sea. Love with guide us through every storm in our lives.a constant and unchanging light that shines on storms without being shaken;