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3.PART A: Which of the following best describes the function of “Time” in the poem? A.The speaker declares that his beloved’s loveliness will live on forever through hispoetry, unlike the short-lived summer season.B.The speaker laments the fleeting nature of summer, as it is his favorite seasonand he wishes its warmth and brightness could last longer.C.The speaker admits that although his beloved’s beauty will fade with time, hislove will not fade.D.The speaker explains that he loves his beloved more than he adores thesummer because his beloved can love him back. 4.PART B: Which detail from the poem best supports the answer to Part A? 2
5. Re-read lines 9-14 of the poem. What is the conclusion of the sonnet and how does this contribute to the poem’s overall meaning? Cite evidence in your answer. 3
Discussion Questions Directions: Brainstorm your answers to the following questions in the space provided. Be prepared to share your original ideas in a class discussion. 1. Shakespeare is one of the most widely translated and read writers in history. Why do you think Shakespeare’s writing has endured for so long? 2. Love has consistently been a major theme in music, art, and literature. In your opinion, do poetry and love share a special connection? What does this poem teach us about love? 3. In the poem, the speaker uses nature to describe his love. How is the speaker able to effectively compare the beauty of nature to the beauty of a person? 4

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