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
Which of the following best describes the language of the poem?
Concrete and matter-of-fact
Euphemistic and prosaic
Metaphoric and logical
Informal and conversational
Ironic and amused
Choice C is correct. The speaker makes his points through devices like personification ("thy love hath cast" in line 3), metaphorical comparisons ("that sun, thine eye" in line 6), and abstractions ("lawful reasons" in line 12). The repetition of "Against that time" also organizes the poem by lending it the systematic structure of a logical argument.