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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 ...

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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

Couplet - Poetry immortalises friend

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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

Complet  - gg –

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