My love is as a fever longing still
The sense of Love being more than just a malady but a disease becomes the focus and this could be alluding to a physical complaint rather than an emotional one. But the poet finds himself loving beyond reason. Students can explore this notion through workbook activities that facilitate either individual or group approaches to the study of the text. The reading provides perspective that a simple study of the written word doesn’t necessarily offer. There are specific questions on the sonnet and a convenient answer sheet for the teacher but the approaches taken in the workbook encourage creative and analytical perspectives to be taken when exploring the sonnet’s meaning.