Figurative Language in Sonnet 18


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How many lines does Shakespeare's Sonnet 18 have?

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Which type of figurative language are these lines an example of?

So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,

So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.

2. Which term refers to a figure of speech that makes a comparison between two objects by stating one thing is another?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Shakespeare has long been touted as the master of love in literature because of his romantic sonnets. This quiz will help you determine how well you understand his Sonnet 18 with questions about its structure and content.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this assessment to gauge your understanding of Sonnet 18 by answering questions regarding:

  • The number of lines in a sonnet
  • A type of figurative language
  • Poetic comparisons

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Shakespeare's Sonnet 18
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of different types of figurative language
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the structure of the sonnet

Additional Learning

You can learn more about this poem in the lesson titled, Figurative Language in Sonnet 18. This contains more details, including:

  • The entire sonnet
  • Definition of figurative language
  • Poem analysis