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  • 1. 
    Which line is the volta of the following sonnet? Sonnet: I said I splendidly loved you; it's not true by Rupert Brooke I said I splendidly loved you; it's not true.Such long swift tides stir not a land-locked sea.On gods or fools the high risk falls -- on you --The clean clear bitter-sweet that's not for me.Love soars from earth to ecstasies unwist.Love is flung Lucifer-like from Heaven to Hell.But -- there are wanderers in the middle mist,Who cry for shadows, clutch, and cannot tellWhether they love at all, or, loving, whom:An old song's lady, a fool in fancy dress,Or phantoms, or their own face on the gloom;For love of Love, or from heart's loneliness.Pleasure's not theirs, nor pain. They doubt, and sigh,And do not love at all. Of these am I.
    • A. 

      The clean clear bitter-sweet that's not for me.

    • B. 

      And do not love at all. Of these am I.

    • C. 

      Love is flung Lucifer-like from Heaven to Hell.

    • D. 

      But -- there are wanderers in the middle mist,

  • 2. 
    Also called a turn, a _____________is a sudden change in thought, direction, or emotion near the conclusion of a sonnet
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