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Sonnet 147

Sonnet 147


by William Shakespeare

Sonnet 147: Poetic Devices in Sonnet 147 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. The phrase "my love is as a fever" is an example of what?

Q. Which line features an example of personification?

"For I have sworn thee fair, and thought thee bright"
"Desire is death"
"My reason, the physician to my love"
"Past cure I am"
Q. The phrase "as black as hell, as dark as night" is an example of what?

rhetorical question
a scary movie
Q. What's the fancy technical term for how the speaker addresses his mistress in the last two lines of the sonnet, even though she's not actually present in the poem?