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Sonnet 116

What is love? Love has many definitions, which varies from one person to another. One may never know what true love is until it has been experienced. Love is the most amazing, affectionate feeling that can be experienced. According to the Encarta Encyclopedia, love is an emotion that is “explored in philosophy, religion, and literature, often as either romantic love, the fraternal love of others, or the love of God.” The actual definition of romantic love has been knowingly altered in the minds of men as time progressed. The original definition of love is, a fiction; a falsehood, a love affair. A comparison of arranged marriages and marriages that are result of romance if one love another, usually the two engage in matrimony. Let me not to the marriage of true minds,(I will not interrupt true love between a couple) It’s a wedding scene in a soap opera. The minister is saying, “And if there is anyone present who knows why these two should not be joined together, let him speak now or forever hold his peace.” In the back of the chapel, a stranger stands and announces to all, “She can’t marry that man. You see: she’s adopted. That man is really her brother!” Does that mean love has ended? According to this poem, no, the loved does not stop. And even though finance and physical attraction are sometimes what draw a person to another, it is only their inner personality that will keep a relationship going for a lifetime, "to have and to hold, for richer and for poorer, The fact is that romantic love is a different thing to different people. To me romantic love is a fleeting thing. It is a step towards a better thing.The other definition of love is the fraternal love of others. A person loves their family and their friends. Do not let me interfere with a union of people who belong together. Love does not change no matter what. Love cannot be taken away at will even when the lovers want it r...

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