Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day
(Sonnet 18) 
by William Shakespeare 
1- Shall I compare thee to a Summer's day? 
Thou art more lovely and more temperate
 Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And Summer's lease hath all too short a date:
5- Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines, 
And often is his gold complexion dimm'd; 
And every fair1 from fair sometime declines,
By chance or nature's changing course 
untrimm'd: 2
9- But thy eternal Summer shall not fade 
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st,
Nor shall Death brag thou wanderest in his shade, 
When in eternal lines to time thou grow'st: 
13-So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see, 
 So long lives this, and this gives life to thee. 
1. fair - beauty
2. untrimm'd - stripped of beauty 
3. thou ow'st - you own or possess
In Shakespearean Sonnets, the rhyme scheme for the first quatrain is
A. abab.
B. bcbc.
C. dede.
D. abbb.

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