Be not dismayed that her unmoved mind
Doth still persist in her rebellious pride:
And love not like to lusts of baser kind,
The harder won, the firmer will abide.
The durefull Oak, whose sap is not yet dried,
Is long ere it conceive the kindling fire:
But when it once doth burn, it doth divide,
Great heat, and makes his flames to heaven aspire.
So hard it is to kindle new desire,
In gentle breast that shall endure for ever:
Deep is the wound, that dints the parts entire
With chaste affects that naught but death can sever.
Then think not long in taking little pain,
To knit the knot that ever shall remain.
The sonnet is written in the 1. Petrarchan 2. English 3. Italian form. The rhyme scheme is 1. abaddcbccdcdee 2. abba ggceffege 3. abcabcdcddcdee
The main idea of the poem is
1. lasting love 2. hope 3. madness The poet has used the 1. metaphor 2. simile 3. personification
of burning an oak to emphasize how patient one needs to be when trying
to win the love of a lady. He also uses the metaphor of the 1. knot 2. wounded 3. pain
to emphasize the depth of love.