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Sonnet 133

Sonnet 133


by William Shakespeare

Sonnet 133: How Many Love Cliches Does it Take to Write a Sonnet? Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around Sonnet 133? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. In Sonnet 133, wounded hearts are metaphors for what?

the emotional pain of being in a love triangle
having heartburn after eating way too much pizza
feeling seasick
hating your best friend
Q. Why does the speaker accuse his mistress of making his friend a "slave to slavery"?

she's always making him do chores around the house for free
she tried to hire him as her servant
the speaker thinks his friend is totally whipped and his mistress has all the power in the relationship
his mistress is super bossy
Q. What does the speaker mean when he says "prison my heart in thy steel bosom's ward"?

his best friend has betrayed him
he feels like a prisoner to love and thinks his mistress is cold and harsh
he's going to hide out at his mistress' house so the cops can't find him
this dude has absolutely no idea what he's talking about
Q. The "cruel eye" mentioned in line 5 refers to what?

our speaker's got a nasty case of pink eye and has to stay home from school
the "cruel" mistress, who's good at shooting our speaker dirty looks
our speaker's low self-esteem
the eye patch that the speaker's friend always wears
Q. The "heart" that "groan[s]" at line 1 is an example of what?

a bad attitude