To whom are most of Shakespeare’s sonnets dedicated?
To an ideal woman, from the Petrarchan tradition
To a “dark lady”
To the “fair youth”
To the earl of Surrey
The Petrarchan metric structure of the sonnet was changed by Shakespeare, who created a new structure made by three quatrains and a couplet in iambic pentameter.
How are the first 17 Shakespeare sonnets mostly known and called?
According to Shakespeare, procreation is not the only way to gain immortality. What is the other way?
What is the main theme of Sonnet 18 by Shakespeare?
The beauty of the summer.
A reflection about the passing of time.
The cruel reality of death.
The end of youth.
Is it true that in Sonnet 18 there can be found a thematic division between the first eight lines, which are about eternity, and the last six lines, which are about mutability?
In Sonnet 116 what does Shakespeare mean by the expression “the marriage of true minds”?
The marriage between two sincere people.
The love for a sincere and intelligent woman.
The marriage between the poet and a sincere woman.
A spiritual and sincere love between two people.
Is it true that In Sonnet 116 concepts and images are the most innovative aspects of this poem?
“Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle's compass come”
In these verses the poet wants to show that love is a victim of the tricks of time, which is like a sickle cutting down roses and making them fade.
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