question_answer1) Read the following extract and answer the question that follow. (1 x 3 = 3) Not marble, nor the gilded monuments of princes, shall outlive this powerful rhyme; But you shall shine more bright in these contents Than un swept stone, besmeared with sluttish time. (a) What does the word 'marble' refer to? (b) What does the phrase 'In these contents' refer to? (c) What does the phrase "Than un swept stone" mean.View Answer play_arrow
question_answer2) Read the following extract and answer the questions that follow. (a) When wasteful war shall statues overturn, (b) And broils root out the work of masonry, (c) Nor mars his sword nor war's quick fire shall burn The living record of your memory. (a) What is meant by 'wasteful war'? (b) What does the word 'mars' in the third line refer to? (c) What does the phrase, The living record of your memory's mean?View Answer play_arrow
question_answer3) Read the following extract and answer the questions that follow. (1x3=3) 'Gainst death and all oblivious enmity Shall you pace forth; your praise shall still find room, Even in the eyes of all posterity That wear this world out to the ending doom. (a) What is meant by the word 'Gainst'? (b) Explain "your praise shall still find room". (c) What does the word 'Doom' refer to?View Answer play_arrow
question_answer4) Read the following extract and answer the questions that follow. So, till the judgement that yourself arise, You live in this and dwell in lover's eyes. (a) 'you live in this'. What does 'this' refer to? (b) When does the poet expect that his beloved shall arise? (c) What is meant by the word 'dwell'?View Answer play_arrow
question_answer6) "When wasteful war shall statues overturn, And broils root out the work of masonry." War is destructive in nature. It does not see anything or anybody when it comes to leave villages, towns, cities and kingdoms empty and without people. Now, write an article on the topic 'War is wasteful.'View Answer play_arrow
question_answer16) The poet says that neither forces of nature nor wars can destory his poetry. In fact, even godly powers of Mars will not have a devastating effect on his rhyme. What quality of the poet is revealed thought these lines?View Answer play_arrow
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