02 Feb 2022

TNPSC General English Shakespeare’s- Sonnet 116

TNPSC General English Questions on Shakespeare’s –  Sonnet 116:

TNPSC Group 4 General English consists of three parts, Part A Grammer, Part B Literature, and Part C Authors and their Literary Works. In this section, we discuss the second one Literature. Actually, the Literature part is easy & students can easily score maximum marks in this part. So, we provide the TNPSC Group 4 General English Study Material – Literature in an easy way for the TNPSC aspirants. The TNPSC General English Questions and Answers on the Shakespeare’s – Sonnet 116 are updated on this page.

TNPSC Questions on Shakespeare’s – Sonnet 116:

Sonnet 116

Let me not to the marriage of true minds

Admit impediments. Love is not love

Which alters when it alteration finds,

Or bends with the remover to remove.

O, no! it is an ever-fixed mark,

That looks on tempests and is never shaken;

It is the star to every wand’ring bark,

Whose worth’s unknown, although his height be taken.

Love’s not Time’s fool, though rosy lips and cheeks

Within his bending sickle’s compass come;

Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,

But bears it out even to the edge of doom.

If this be error and upon me prov’d,

I never writ, nor no man ever lov’d.

                                          – William Shakespeare

 TNPSC Questions and Answers on Shakespeare’s – Sonnet 116:

1. Does true love change with changing, according to the author?

Ans: No.

2. Why love is compared to stars?

Ans: The Pole star will be fixed and be as a guide to wandering ship, as like love is fixed.

3. The poem sonnet no 116 speaks about?

Ans: Love.

4. Why the author shows his own work as proof of true love?

Ans: As his writings were known to everyone, it cannot be said that he had never written anything. Hence, this fixed thing is used as proof of true love.

5. Is the author had shown only the positives in the poem?

Ans: No. He has said how love should be and also how should not be.

6. What the author is not ready to admit?

Ans: That love has restrictions.

7. To which direction the pole star be always?

Ans: North

8. The author states love as a permanent mark that is unshaken despite what?

Ans: It is unshaken despite the harsh wind of change.

9. What the author shows as proof of true love?

Ans: The author says his own works a proof of true love.

10. Is true love is subject to change of time?

Ans: No. Although beautiful faces do fall victim to the sweep of time’s curved scythe.

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