NYSTCE Read the sonnet below, written by Shakespeare when he was growing old; then, answer the qu...

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Read the sonnet below, written by Shakespeare when he was growing old; then, answer the question that follows.

That time of year thou mayst in me behold

When yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang

Upon these boughs which shake against the cold,

Bare ruined choirs, where late the sweet bird sang.

In me thou seest the twilight of such day

As after sunset fadeth in the west,

Which by and by black night doth take away,

Death's second self, that seals up all in rest.

In me thou seest the glowing of such fire,

That on the ashes of his youth doth lie,

As the deathbed whereon it must expire,

Consumed by that it was nourished by.

This thou perceiv'st, which makes thy love more strong,

To love that well which thou must leave ere long.

The poet expresses the central idea that

AnswerChoose the correct answer.Choose all that apply. Correct Partially correct Incorrect Don't Know

  1. A
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    He dislikes autumn when the leaves fall from the trees and the air becomes cold and bitter.
  2. B
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    Friendship and love are everlasting and make the pain of old age increasingly more bearable.
  3. C
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    Friendship is more valued when both people realize that their time together will be brief.
  4. D
    Correct Answer
    Old age and death are terrifying prospects.
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