Q3. From not marble nor guilded monuments
The latent value in the sonnet 'Not marble, not the gilded monuments' is that time razes everything to the ground. Monuments and marble statues all fall a prey to the onslaught of time. they can be broken and ruined as time passes: maybe in a war or a natural disaster. The poet is hinting at the mortality of living and non-living things. But, the poet can immortalise the memory of his friend through his beautiful creation. His words can conquer mighty time by living forever!