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NCERT Solutions for Class 11 English Woven Words Poem Chapter 2:Let Me Not to the Marriage of True Minds

'Let me not to the marriage of true minds is a sonnet by William Shakespeare. This sonnet is numbered 116 from his total collection of 154 sonnets. The poet here tries to define the concept of love. The notion of love is different for different people. However, Shakespeare gives it a new meaning by connecting love with nature.

Love is intangible yet unchangeable. It grows and gives new meaning to life. Love does not alter when it finds a change in the loved one. This implies that the physical changes of a person do not change the definition of love. The beloved is loved in the same way at all phases of his life. Love does not fade away; it is not transient. According to the poet, no tempest can negate the power of love. The second stanza defines love as a guiding star that is unaltered by horrific storms.

The poet compares the depth of love with materialistic elements of the week and hours of the day. The poem presents love as a permanent source of inspiration that surpasses the measures of time. The days may change, but love remains the same. This is a typical romantic poem portraying the notion of love as ever relevant and immortal.


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