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William shakespeare

When My Love Swears that she is Made of Truth

By: William Shakespeare

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When my love swears that she is made of truth,I do believe her, though I know she lies,That she might think me some untutored youth,Unlearnèd in the world’s false subtleties.Thus vainly thinking that she thinks me young, Although she knows my days are past the best,Simply I credit her false-speaking tongue: On both sides thus is simple truth suppressed. But wherefore says she not she is unjust? And wherefore say not I that I am old? Oh, love’s best habit is in seeming trust,And age in love loves not to have years told.Therefore I lie with her and she with me, And in our faults by lies we flattered be.

William Shakespeare, often called the English national poet, is widely considered the greatest dramatist of all time. Shakespeare lived form the year 1564 to the year 1616. He wrote over 154 sonnets.

Title: "When my Love swears she is made of Truth"Paraphrase:This poem is about an older man that does not want his lover to leave him. She lies to him and he pretends to believe all her outrageous lies to seem young. They both lie to eachother and they know exactly what they are doing to eachother.Speaker: An older male dating a women half his age who lies to him. He lies to her too and they just pretend to believe each other.Figureative Language: Metaphor- "When my love swears she is made of truth"Personification- "Love's best habit is in seeming truth"Irony-"I do believe her, though she lies "Personification-"I credit her false speaking tongue"Imergy- "Age in love does not have years old"Attitude- The attitude of the poem in melachonly, truthful and depressingShifts- The shift occurs when the speaker of the poem tells us that his lover is not the only one that is lying but that he is also lying to her.Title- The title means exactly what it states.Theme- The theme of this poem is lies only creat more lies from others.

Love is my sin, and thy dear virtue hate,Hate of my sin, grounded on sinful loving.O, but with mine compare thou thine own state,And thou shalt find it merits not reproving;Or if it do, not from those lips of thine,That have profaned their scarlet ornamentsAnd sealed false bonds of love as oft as mine,Robbed others’ beds’ revenues of their rents.Be it lawful I love thee as thou lov’st thoseWhom thine eyes woo as mine importune thee:Root pity in thy heart, that, when it grows,Thy pity may deserve to pitied be. If thou dost seek to have what thou dost hide, By self-example mayst thou be denied.

Love is my sin, and thy dear virtue hate

I chose this poem because it relates to "When my love swears she is made of truth" both talk about love. They also talk about lies and are written by the same person, William Shakespear


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