i prize thy love more than a whole mines of gold, Or all the riches that the East doth hold.
Thy love is such I can no way repay.The heavens reward thee manifold, I pray.
My love is such that rivers cannot quench, Nor ought but love from thee give recompense.
This is a metaphor comparing her love for her husband to being so thirsty that rivers cannot quench. Her desire for her husband is so deep that it will always feel like fresh love to her, as if they're always in the honeymoon phase. This grants her poetry a deeper meaning by illustrating how powerful her affection for her husband is. Using this poetic device provides excellent illustration to the audience, as well as a deeper interpretation.
The poem is reoriented by the Turn in line 9. Before the turn, the poem expresses her feelings and how overwhelming they are. She claims that her and her husband are one and that she will always choose him, even over millions of dollars worth of gold. During the turn, she shifts her tone, giving the impression that she is anxious. She states that this love can never be repaid only by God can do so by reuniting them after death. She begins to suggest that they not waste time and should love each other as much as they can on earth in order for their love to be everlasting after they die and go to heaven. The Turn implies that this is a love poem.
Then while we live, in love let’s so persever,That when we live no more, we may live ever.
The theme of this poem is that love is a very powerful thing, it is so powerful that it can make two people into one. She also speaks about religion and what she wants to happen to her and her husband after death.