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Sonnet 147

Sonnet 147


by William Shakespeare

Sonnet 147: Everything but the Kitchen Sink Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around Sonnet 147? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. What's a typical feature of a Shakespearean Sonnet?

it has 3 quatrains and 1 rhymed couplet
it's written in mostly iambic tetrameter
it features twelve lines
it doesn't rhyme
Q. What kind of poetic device is the speaker using when he compares his love to a disease for 12 lines?

end rhyme
extended metaphor
he's just being lazy and won't come up with a new idea
Q. When were Shakespeare's Sonnets first published?

Q. Some literary critics think Sonnet 147 is addressed to whom?

the "Dark Lady"
the "Fair Youth"
Shakespeare's Mom
Shakespeare's Doctor
Q. Shakespeare's sonnets are mostly written in what type of verse?

a soulful mix of hip-hop and country
rhyming trochaic octometer
iambic pentameter