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Sonnet 55 Questions

Bring on the tough stuff - there’s not just one right answer.
  1. How would the tone change if this weren't a sonnet? What if it was a haiku? A limerick?
  2. What does this poem say about the power and purpose of poetry?
  3. Why is this poem so concerned with the end of the world?
  4. How would you describe the "you" in this sonnet? Why isn't he/she given a more detailed description?
  5. If you had to turn this into a skit, what characters would you put in it?
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