In Sonnet 29, love has the power to comfort the speaker despite his "disgrace" with other men, his "outcast state," his cursed fate, and his envy of others. He feels as though he is brought to "heaven's gate" because his lover's love reminds him of all the ways in which he is wealthy; for him, being rich in love is better than being rich in money. People generally agree that money is pretty important, and if love makes the speaker wealthier still, then it must be even more important.
In Sonnet 116, love can remain constant even when all else changes. It is "an ever-fixed mark" that cannot be shaken, even by the most powerful of storms, literal or figurative. It can provide a "star" which will guide us, and it is unchanged by time. It cannot die, ever, and that makes it very important.
In Sonnet 130 , the speaker says that he doesn't need to make false comparisons about his lover's beauty in order to prove his love or how special his lover is. Though such comparisons are common in...
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