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Sonnet 55

Sonnet 55


by William Shakespeare

Sonnet 55: What Does it Mean? True or False

1. The "marble" and "gilded monuments" in line 1 refer to: -> public statues of famous people
2. Which word could replace "sluttish" in line 4 without changing the meaning? -> loose
3. What does "wasteful war" mean? -> an annoying war that isn't really dangerous
4. Who is Mars? -> the god of war in Ancient Rome
5. "Doom" and "judgment" both refer to which of the following events: -> the beloved's approaching death