PART A: Which of the following best describes the function of “Time” in the poem?
The speaker declares that his beloved’s loveliness will live on forever through his
poetry, unlike the short-lived summer season.
The speaker laments the fleeting nature of summer, as it is his favorite season, and he
wishes its warmth and brightness could last longer.
The speaker admits that although his beloved’s beauty will fade with time, his love
will not fade.
The speaker explains that he loves his beloved more than he adores the summer
because his beloved can love him back.
PART B: Which detail from the poem best supports the answer to Part A?
How does the artist convey the theme of the poem in the portrait? Support your answer
with examples from the text.