Short Questions and Answers of ‘Sonnets’ by Shakespeare

Write the Rhyme scheme of a Shakespearean sonnets?

The rhyme scheme of Shakespearean sonnets is abab cdcd efef gg.

What, in general, is the theme of Shakespearean sonnets?

The general themes in Shakespearean sonnets are love, disloyalty of beloved, immortality of art, admiration of beloved, art vs. time and power of time etc.

How does Shakespeare compare his beloved to a summer’s day?

Summer in Europe is pleasant due to greenery and flowers but Shakespeare says that his beloved is more beautiful than summer’s day, summer’s day may be hot or cool and the beauty of summer fade away. His beloved remains beautiful as preserved in this poem.

Define sonnet?

Sonnet is a poem of fourteen lines written in iambic pentameter and having some rhyming scheme.

Who is ‘Dark Lady’ in Shakespearean sonnets?

Mary Fitton is the dark lady in Shakespearean sonnets.

Different kinds of meter used in poetry


One Unstressed/unaccented syllable followed by one stressed/accented syllable is called iambic. (x, -)

Example: the gun, that time, behold etc.


One Stressed/accented syllable followed by one unstressed/unaccented syllable is called Trochaic. (-, x)

Example: deadline, numbers, tell me etc.


Two unstressed/unaccented syllables followed by one stressed/accented syllable are called Anapestic. (x, x, -)

Example: of a voice, of the world etc.


One stressed/accented syllable followed by two unstressed/unaccented syllables is called Dactylic. (-, -, x)

Example: murmuring, just for a etc.


Spondaic consists of two stressed/accented syllables. (-,-)

Example: true blue, heartbreak etc.

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Short Questions and Answers of ‘ Jew of Malta’ by Christopher Marlow

Who is Basso in the ‘Jew of Malta’?

Basso is military officer or pasha of Turkey came with Callymath.

How does Barabas  get Methias and Lodowick killed?

Barabas Killed the Mathias and Lodowick in a deceptive/fake duel. Barabas wrote a forged letter to Mathias that is supposedly from Lodowick, challenging him to a duel.

How does Ferneze treat Basso when Basso demands tribute ?

Ferneze got one month time to collect the dues for tribute when Basso demands tribute.

With whom is Abigail in love with?

Abigail is in love with Methias. He is a young man and son of Catherine. Methias also love her very much.

Why does Barabas decide to kill Ithamore?

Barabas decides to kill Ithamore because he is black mailing him.

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