Read the following poem carefully before you choose your answers.
Called to that audit by advised respects—
And this my hand against myself uprear,
To leave poor me thou has the strength of laws,
Select an Answer
If the speaker is implying in line 10 that he is not deserving of love, which of the following most strongly supports the implication?
Choice A is correct. The word "defects" refers to the speaker's sense of his own weaknesses or failures to meet the expectations of others. It would support an argument by the speaker that he did not deserve to be loved.