5_04 - Part A Sonnet 18"Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's...

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Part A. Sonnet 18 "Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day?" 1. In the opening lines, what is the speaker asking? How is the question answered?
2. List each of the comparisons presented by the speaker; how does his beloved compare with the summer's day?
3. According to the speaker, what "shall not fade" in his beloved?
4. From your reading of the poem, do you think that the speaker is only praising his beloved's physical beauty? Why or why not?

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