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Shakespeare's Sonnet 130: Summary, Tone & Literary Devices

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Shakespeare uses the following literary devices in Sonnet 130:____ and _____.

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1. The woman in Sonnet 130 can be described as:_____.

2. The word 'dun' means:_____.

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About This Quiz and Worksheet

Shakespeare's 'Sonnet 130' is quite different than many of his other works. Use these practice questions to help you delve into the images and meaning of this poem.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you will be tested on:

  • Use of literary devices in this sonnet
  • Meaning of 'dun'
  • Theme of the sonnet
  • Tone of the sonnet

Skills Practiced

Students will test the following skills:

  • Defining key terms-ensure that you can accurately define the word 'dun'
  • Reading comprehension-ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on 'Sonnet 130'
  • Knowledge application-use your knowledge to answer questions about the tone and theme of the sonnet

Additional Learning

To learn more about this poem, review the lesson called Shakespeare's 'Sonnet 130': Summary, Tone & Literary Devices. Objectives addressed include:

  • Know how 'Sonnet 130' differs from Shakespeare's other sonnets
  • Analyze images in the poem
  • Understand the literary devices used in this poem
  • Know the theme and tone of the poem, and how they are achieved
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