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Sonnet 55

Sonnet 55


by William Shakespeare

Sonnet 55: Name that Theme True or False

1. What adjectives could be used to describe time in this sonnet? -> literary, weak, silly
2. In what line does the word "love" appear? -> line 14
3. What is poetry's relationship to the other kinds of art mentioned in the poem? -> it's more powerful and lasts longer
4. Why is there so much violence in this poem? -> to illustrate the destructiveness of time
5. How will the beloved by remembered? -> readers will remember him by reading this sonnet