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Not Marble Nor The Gilded Monuments (sonnet 55)

Question 8:

Shakespeare's sonnet has been divided into three quatrains of 4 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.

Quatrain 4

Poetry immortalizes friend.

Answer:

Rhyme Scheme

Theme

Quatrain 1

ABAB

Comparison between poetry and monuments.

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