William Shakespeare

(26 April 1564 - 23 April 1616 / Warwickshire)

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Sonnet 138: When my love swears that she is made of truth


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,
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  • Kevin Straw (6/8/2009 6:02:00 AM)

    In the Sonnets Shakespeare is astonishly honest about himself. This is a flatly cynical view of an affair which (if it is about his affair with the dark lady) does not bode well for its continuance. (Report) Reply

  • Joseph Poewhit (6/8/2009 1:23:00 AM)

    How Shakespeare understood people and natures. A Freud of peoples psychology before psychology was a conception. Really reflacted in his plays. (Report) Reply

  • Elizabeth Douglas (6/8/2008 8:36:00 AM)

    This poem is saying that everyone has flaws and some people think they ge away with things that their lover already knows. It is also saying that love tells no age, and that you can lie in love and it be a habit. (Report) Reply

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