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Quote #4

So shalt thou feed on death, that feeds on men,
And death once dead, there's no more dying then. (13-14)

Whoa. That's quite a statement, don't you think? Why does our speaker insist there won't be any more "dying"? He's giving major shout-out to Judgment Day, Shmoopers, and it seems like the entire sonnet has been building toward this moment. According to Christian theology, Judgment Day is the last day of the world, when every dead body rises up out of its grave and reunites with its soul. At that point, everybody gets judged by God and the good Christians get to spend eternity in heaven. Bonus.

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