Shakespeare's Sonnet 18: Summary, Theme & Analysis


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Shakespeare uses the metaphor of _____ in this sonnet.

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1. Which negative characteristic does Shakespeare observe about summer in this sonnet?

2. Shakespeare promises his love that her beauty will never _____.

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About This Quiz and Worksheet

In 'Sonnet 18', Shakespeare compares his love to a summer's day. You'll be quizzed on your understanding of this metaphor's details and a certain figure of speech used later in the poem.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you will be tested on:

  • Your understanding of the summer metaphor
  • Theme of the poem
  • Shapeskeare's description of the negative aspects of a summer day
  • Meaning of the final lines of the poem

Skills Practiced

Students will test the following skills:

  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding 'Sonnet 18'
  • Reading comprehension-ensure that you draw the most important information about the literary devices used
  • Knowledge application-use your knowledge to answer questions about the meaning of 'Sonnet 18'

Additional Learning

Review the following lesson called Shakespeare's 'Sonnet 18': Summary, Theme & Analysis to learn more. Objectives addressed include:

  • Read and interpret the lines of 'Sonnet 18'
  • Name the figure of speech being used when the sun is given human characteristics
  • Know the theme and tone of the poem
  • Understand Shakespeare's use of imagery and figurative language in 'Sonnet 18'