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Sonnet 146

Sonnet 146


by William Shakespeare

Sonnet 146: Shakespeare Hearts Metaphors True or False

1. The Speaker's "sinful earth" is a metaphor for what? -> His X-Box
2. What does the Speaker mean when he says "worms" are going to inherit his body's "excess"? -> Worms add vital nutrients to the soil
3. When the Speaker says he's got a "short lease" on his "fading mansion," he means what? -> He wants his landlord to renew his rental agreement on his condo
4. "Rebel Pow'rs" is a metaphor for what? -> People who are always trying to get you to misbehave
5. "Feed[ing]" on "death" is a metaphor for what? -> Defeating death by living an eternal life in heaven