Figurative Language in Sonnet 116 - Quiz & Worksheet


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How many lines are in Shakespeare's Sonnet 116?

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1. In Sonnet 116, when Shakespeare writes of the 'marriage of true minds,' he is using what type of figurative language?

2. In Sonnet 116, when Shakespeare describes love as an 'ever-fixed mark' and 'star,' what type of figurative language is he using?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The figurative language that is used throughout 'Sonnet 116 is the focus for this quiz and worksheet. Questions will ask about the number of lines contained in a sonnet as well as an example of personification when describing Time.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can find the following topics in the questions of the quiz:

  • Figurative language shown in 'the marriage of true minds'
  • An 'ever-fixed mark' and 'star'
  • 'Love is not Time's fool'
  • Time's 'bending sickle'

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - understand how the figurative language relates to 'Sonnet 116'
  • Knowledge application - use what you know to answer questions about the number of lines in a sonnet
  • Information recall - remember what you have learned about the 'bending sickle'

Additional Learning

To read more about the selection, click on the lesson titled Figurative Language in 'Sonnet 116', which contains the extra topics listed below:

  • Quatrains and sestets
  • Examples of figurative language
  • The themes of death and love
  • The changing of love