Answer in Brief
Shakespeare's sonnet has been divided into three quatrains of four lines, each followed by a rhyming couplet. Each quatrain is a unit of meaning. Read the poem carefully and complete the following table on the structure of the poem.
|Quatrain 1||Comparison between poetry and monuments.|
|Quatrain 2||Ravages of time on monuments
contrasted with _______________
|Quatrain 3||The recorded memory of ____________________posterity|
|Couplet||Poetry immortalises friend|
|Quatrain 1||a, b, ab|
|Quatrain 2||cd cd||the living record of the memory of poet’s friend.|
|Quatrain 3||ef ef||the poet’s friend will be remembered and praised till posterity|
Concept: Reading Skill (Textual)
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