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Sonnet 147

Sonnet 147


by William Shakespeare

Sonnet 147: Paging Dr. Shakespeare True or False

1. The speaker of Sonnet 147 compares his "love" to what? -> bubonic plague
2. The speaker's "sickly appetite" is almost certainly a metaphor for what? -> his unhealthy sexual desires
3. What does the speaker mean when he says "desire is death"? -> he means that he has a fatal disease
4. The speaker compares his ability to reason to what medical professional? -> a chiropractor
5. What evidence does the speaker offer that he's gone "mad"? -> he never remembers to take his medication