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Sonnet 146: Shakespeare Hearts Metaphors Quiz

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Q. The Speaker's "sinful earth" is a metaphor for what?


His X-Box
His soul
His friend
His body
Q. What does the Speaker mean when he says "worms" are going to inherit his body's "excess"?


Worms are great for catching fish
Worms add vital nutrients to the soil
Worms are going to eat his corpse
Worms spread disease
Q. When the Speaker says he's got a "short lease" on his "fading mansion," he means what?


Life is short and his body is getting old
He's about to get kicked out of his house
His mansion needs a new paint job
He wants his landlord to renew his rental agreement on his condo
Q. "Rebel Pow'rs" is a metaphor for what?


The body and/or its overwhelming desires
People who are always trying to get you to misbehave
An invading army
The Speaker's mistress, who is always trying to seduce him
Q. "Feed[ing]" on "death" is a metaphor for what?


Eating road kill
Being a carnivore
Defeating death by living an eternal life in heaven
The Speaker's talking about feeding his fish, whose name is "death"
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