Not Marble, nor the Gilded Monument

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Not Marble, Nor The Gilded Monument
-William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare (baptized 26 April 1564; died 23 April 1616) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon". His surviving works, including some collaborations, consist of about 38plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright. MESSAGE-

In the poem “Not Marble, Nor The Gilded Monument “the poet ‘William Wordsworth’ gives the message that a man may take great pride in building monuments but it is insignificant in front of the poetic creation of the poet. SUMMARY-

The poet says that what he has written in his poem is more immortal than the monuments and structures, and that his artistic creations will outlive them. With the passage of time the monuments fade away and are not cared about to but unlike them the poetic creation of the poet is immortal. War along with other destructive forces ruins the monuments. Even if the God of war, Mercury comes down on the Earth he will not be able to destroy the beauty of the poem. The poet says that about whom he has written in the poem will be remembered along with the poem. Even death will not be able to stop him and he will move past all his enemies. His praise will remain for the future generations to come. All those who read the poem will learn to admire you and in those eyes you will remain alive.
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