Shakespeare's Sonnet 116: Summary, Analysis & Interpretation - Quiz & Worksheet


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The word 'impediments' means ...

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1. True love doesn't change when the one he or she loves ...

2. The image of an 'ever fixed mark' is that of a ...

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About This Quiz and Worksheet

In his Sonnet 116, Shakespeare delves into the meaning of true, enduring love. The practice questions in this quiz and worksheet combination will help you focus on and remember significant words and phrases and how they affect interpretation of this classic sonnet.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

You will be tested on key phrases and themes in the poem, such as:

  • Impediments
  • Ever fixed mark
  • Bending sickle
  • Whether true love changes
  • The theme of the sonnet

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you retained the most important information in this interpretation of Shakespeare's Sonnet 116
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the theme and meaning of this poem
  • Defining key concepts- ensure that you can accurately define key phrases and their impact on the meaning of the poem

Additional Learning

For more details about Shakespeare's Sonnet 116, review the following lesson. The lesson addresses these objectives:

  • Know the primary theme of Sonnet 116
  • Interpret references in the poem
  • Understand the meaning of poetic phrases such as 'the star to every wandering bark'
  • Understand how Shakespeare weaves together a description of a certain kind of love through imagery, word choice, and phrasing