What are the barriers to love in Sonnet 116?

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According to the speaker of Sonnet 116 , there are no barriers, or impediments, to love; not true love, at any rate. Love—that is to say, the "marriage of true minds"—cannot be altered. On the contrary, it is "an ever-fixed mark" that can never be shaken, irrespective of life's many ups and downs. Hence the speaker's reference to tempests, or storms. Love is subject to all kinds of...

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