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Sonnet 55

Sonnet 55

Sonnet 55: What Does it Mean? Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around Sonnet 55? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. The "marble" and "gilded monuments" in line 1 refer to:


public statues of famous people
aristocratic tombs
decorations in wealthy homes of the period
a big fountain in the town square
Q. Which word could replace "sluttish" in line 4 without changing the meaning?


repulsive
whoreish
loose
insane
Q. What does "wasteful war" mean?


a war that wastes time
a very expensive war
highly destructive war
an annoying war that isn't really dangerous
Q. Who is Mars?


the name of the speaker's beloved
the god of war in Ancient Rome
a candy bar
a small red planet
Q. "Doom" and "judgment" both refer to which of the following events:


the beloved's approaching death
the speaker's imminent betrayal
the final fading of memory as this poem goes out of circulation
the end of the world and the Final Judgment
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