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Sonnet 147

Sonnet 147


by William Shakespeare

Sonnet 147: Poetic Devices in Sonnet 147 True or False

1. The phrase "my love is as a fever" is an example of what? -> simile
2. Which line features an example of personification? -> "My reason, the physician to my love"
3. The phrase "as black as hell, as dark as night" is an example of what? -> a scary movie
4. 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? -> apostrophe