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Sonnet 12, William Shakespeare, 1609

Shakespeare, William. "Sonnet 12." Nfs.sparknotes.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.

As it is used line 3, the word “prime” means “the state of greatest strength or vigor in life.” Which image from the poem most accurately applies this definition?

A

“barren of leaves” (line 5)

B

“summer’s green” (line 7)

C

“the wastes of time” (line 10)

D

“die as fast” (line 12)

E

“takes thee hence” (line 14)