Personification 12: Love’s not from God

Shakespeare had a penchant for stating things by asserting the opposite is untrue. “Love is not love that alteration finds”, “Love alters not” and “Love’s not Time’s fool” are all taken from Sonnet 116 ‘Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments’.  It is a powerful technique because it distinctly asserts a… Continue reading Personification 12: Love’s not from God

Personification 6: Love is a Benjy Button Butterfly

Although this sonnet forms one of my personification series, it is arguably zoomorphism – giving things animal, rather than human, qualities. In defence, the animal I use has the name and qualities of a famous fictional human… Benjamin Button. I therefore feel its inclusion is vindicated. The inspiration for this poem is that form of… Continue reading Personification 6: Love is a Benjy Button Butterfly