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.

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