Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
O no! it is an ever-fixed mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wandering bark,
Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken.
Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle's compass come:
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
If this be error and upon me proved,
I never writ, nor no man ever loved.
This is a case of Hyperbaton since the normal word order should have been.
This is also a case of synecdoche (abstract for the cocrety ) since the abstract ‘ true minds’ stands for the concrete lovers who are faithful to 'each other ’
It is also a case of Alliteration since the sound /m/ occurs at the beginning of words.
“ oh , no! it is an ever- fixed mark,
---This is a case of metaphor . Love has been compared to the sea mark by which ships know their position are guide their courses . The comparison is not made explicitly.
“It is the star to every wandering bark ”
This is a case of Metaphor . Love has been compared to a star , usually the polestar , by which Ships know their position and the direction.
" Lover’s not Time’s fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
This is a case of Personification. Time as been spoken of as if it is a king who could employ and make the clown behave as he liked.
It is a case of Metaphor because Time is also been comp0ared to a harvester with a sickle in his hand.
It is a case of synecdoche because the Rosy lips and cheeks, the concrete, stands for the abstract , for beauty.
It may also be considered as a case of Transferred Epithet , ‘Bending’ stands not only for the shape of the sickle but also for man .