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(a) The classroom walls were sour cream in colour. The creaming layers of the classroom wall were coming off. Shakespeare’s photo hung on the wall.

(b) The statue of Shakespeare and the high rising dome indicate a civilized race.

(c) The Tyrolese valley is full of colourful flowers and the atmosphere resonates with the sound of bells.

(d) The world is ruled by the rich and powerful who dictate the world according to their will.


(a) The poem is ‘A thing of beauty’ by the poet John Keats.

(b) The ‘mighty dead’ are men of honour who were powerful and dominating during their own times.

(c) The mighty dead in their own times were powerful and dominant characters. Their achievements and noble works made them great and mighty. The poet conveys that on doomsday such elite mighty dead will attain more grandeur. That is how ‘grandeur’ has been associated with the ‘mighty dead’.

(d) The poetic device used in the last two lines is that of rhyming words. In the lines, ‘brink’ and ‘drink’ rhyme together.

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