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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. - English Core

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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.

  Rhyme scheme Theme
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
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Solution

  Rhyme scheme Theme
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
Couplet gg  

 

Concept: Reading Skill (Textual)
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CBSE Class 10 English Course Communicative: Literature Reader
Chapter 8 Not Marble, nor the Gilded Monuments
Q 8 | Page 100
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