His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright. The Five Authors of Shakespeare's Sonnets. I was of the view that time must not have been able to decay them. A few days ago, I visited the Red Fort and the Qutub Minar. Or What comparisons does the poet draw between the poetry and monuments? Answer: Time is portrayed predominantly as a negative force relating to death and decay. All the agents of destruction are outlived by such poems. The phrase Not Marble, nor the Gilded Monuments though apparently incomplete spells out all that the poet wishes to convey through the poem.
While Shakespeare was regarded as the foremost dramatist of his time, evidence indicates that both he and his contemporaries looked to poetry, not playwriting, for enduring fame. He will stay in the eyes of lovers till doomsday. Ans: The poet is stronger than the powerful rulers as his creations, i. We will try to get in touch with you as soon as possible. The couplet focuses on the word live itself. The sonnet continues this theme from the previous sonnet, in which the poet likened himself to a distiller of truth.
Write the answers in short- 1. The value that can be derived from this instance is that stone monuments may crumble to dust, blackened by time and devastating war, but neither the god of war nor his quick-burning fires shall destroy poetry. Even the gold-plated monuments, memorials and statues of stone lose their grandeur and glory and fall to litter neglect, decay and deterioration. Lines 3-4 But you shall shine more bright in these contents Than unswept stone besmear'd with sluttish time. Example: Marble and monuments, Prince and powerful. Ambedkar, Mahatma Gandhi, Florence Nightingale and countless other such awakened souls continue to inspire respect and following even today.
Just as a slut loses her charm and beauty with time, the princes and the powerful people, who enjoy great privileges and popularity at one time lose them and are forgotten with the passage of time. William Shakespeare was born on April 23, 1564, in Stratford-upon-Avon. Precisely because it's not made of hard material. Time is more powerful than these man-made creations. In fact, even godly powers of Mars will not have a devastating effect on his rhyme. We don't know what country we're in or what century.
Why do you think the rich and powerful people get monuments and statue erected in their memory? Shakespeare calls time and war as two destructive forces. Each quatrain progresses the poem. The poem is recited as a casing tale. He also highlights his love for his friends and the power of verses which will last forever. The rich and the powerful live under the shadow of loss. Recently you visited a few historical monuments in Delhi. The kings and the rich monarchs get statues and big domes erected in their memory, a sign of their power and strength but everything is ravaged by time.
Not only that he feels sad to find that even great quarrels, disputes especially during a war, ravage great works of architecture. In the above lines, the poet calls the wars wasteful because they cause widespread death and destruction. It has been compared unfavourably to a female subject who loses her glow and beauty. When wasteful ……………… of your memory form the second quatrain. Generations to come will sing your praises. Similarly, due to the absence of virtues, everyone forgets his loved ones soon after their death and burial and leave the grave-stones unswept. Despite conservative objections to the poem's glorification of sensuality, it was immensely popular and was reprinted six times during the nine years following its publication.
With the passage of time they will be covered by dust or ravaged with time. In line 11 the poet's verses are going to be looked upon by the whole of posterity, but in line 14 only by the 'lovers' section thereof. The final quatrain consists of just two lines which both rhyme. As you said that it was dedicated to me, I was emotionally perplexed after reading it. This, he proves by comparing his verse with marbled, gilded monuments of the princes.
It will be remembered till posterity. How can you say that Sonnet 55 of Shakespeare has all the characteristics of a sonnet? In an allegorical way, Shakespeare conjures up the vision of a savage war and a sword. That all who read it will therefore be his lovers? This poem is narrated from the first person point of view. The interpretations of them collectively, however, the theories of their nature and purport collectively, differ widely. Describe how the monuments and statues bear the ravages of time. Why does the poet refer to time as being sluttish? The poet immortalizes his beloved by stating that his beloved shall live forever in this sonnet and in the eyes of posterity.
This notion of the ending doom is the main point in the ultimate rhyme. How does time affect powerful rulers? Mars is the mighty god of War. However, many believe that such an analysis ignores Shakespeare's paramount desire to immortalize his friend in verse, and not himself as was the motive of most classical poets. Again, at yet another place in the second quatrain, he ascertains the memory of his friend in the living record his verse. So, till the judgment that yourself arise, You live in this, and dwell in lovers' eyes. It causes a lot of destruction of life and property.