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Poem at a Glance
Marble and guilded (gold-plated) monuments are built by the princes and rulers to perpetuate their memory.
With the passage of time these monuments, memorials and statues lie neglected and ravaged by the immoral and evil practices of the people living in different times.
However, the memory of the poet’s friend and patron will not be affected by the ravages of time.
The word of this poem will outlive all those monuments memorials or status.Wasteful and unnecessary wars will demolish all memorials, monument or status erected by princes and rulers.
Tumults and conflicts will destroy and ruin huge buildings and monuments made of stones.
Even the mighty sword of Mars, the God of war and the quick fire of war will not touch and affect this ‘powerful rhyme’.
This sonnet will remain as a living record of the memory of his friend and patron.
Neither death nor enmity shall obscure or fade away the memory of the poet’s friend and patron.
The praise of the poet’s friend will find a permanent place in the eyes and hearts of the coming generations through this poem.
The memory of his friend will last till the doomsday or the day on which the last Judgment will occur.
The poet’s friend and patron will live in the eyes of all the lovers till the day of judgment in the form of this poem an its word.
LITERARY DEVICES IN THE POEM
(i) Alliteration : Shall shine more bright in these contents : When wasteful war shall statues overturn
(ii) Allusion : Mars as god of war.
(iii) Symbols : Sluttish time
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