Rhetorical Devices in Sonnet 116

Rhetorical Devices Examples in Sonnet 116:

Sonnet 116 1

"O no..."   (Sonnet 116)

“O no” marks a rhetorical shift in the poem. While the first quatrain focused on the fluctuating features of variable physical love, this second quatrain focuses on the concrete nature of real love. The speaker transitions from defining the love by what it is not to defining the love by what it is.