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A Thing of Beauty A Thing of Beauty

A thing of beauty is a joy forever Its loveliness increases, it will never Pass into nothingness; but will keep A bower quiet for us, and a sleep Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing. a. What kind of joy does a beautiful thing provide? b. Explain: "Its loveliness increases." c. What does the poet mean by saying 'it will never pass into nothingness'? d. According to Keats, what treasures does a beautiful thing store for us? e. Explain: 'sleep full of sweet dreams.' f. What does 'quiet; breathing' imply?
a. A thing which has beauty would leave a lasting impact on the mind of the viewer. This would remain in their mind and be reminisced often. Even then it would render them similar bliss which they had received b. Whenever a beautiful thing would be reminisced it would proliferate the joy further. It would always increase by manifold. The beauty of a beautiful thing would never diminish. c. The beautiful thing would never pass into oblivion and would become an integral part of our existence. It would never be obscure. d. Keats regards a beautiful thing as a treasure house of wealth. The thing of beauty will give us solace as is derived when a person rests under the shade of tree, or has a sleep full of dreams and a healthy and quiet breathing. e. The beautiful things leave us satiated in a similar manner as a sleep which is blissful with pleasant dreams. f. Quiet breathing is symbolic of the serenity and calmness which is achieved by a person when he is content and is devoid of any aggression. It even symbolizes good health.
Therefore, on every morrow, are we wreathing A flowery band to bind us to the earth, Spite of despondence, of the inhuman dearth Of noble natures, of the gloomy days, Of all the unhealthy and o'er-darkened ways Made for our searching: a. What, according to the poet do we try doing every morning? b. Explain: 'wreathing a flowery band to bind us to the earth.' c. What does the expression 'spite of despondence' imply? d. Why is there an 'inhuman dearth of noble natures'? e. What makes our days gloomy? f. Explain: 'unhealthy and o'er-darkened ways.'
yes, in spite of all, Some shape of beauty moves away the pall From our dark spirits. Such the sun, the moon, Trees old, and young, sprouting a shady boon For simple sheep; and such are daffodils With the green world they live in a. What does 'in spite of all' refer to? b. What, according to the poet, drives away the sadness from our life? c. What images of beauty has the poet referred to here? d. How does the poet celebrate the beauty" of a 'tree'? e. What does the reference 'simple sheep' symbolize? f. Explain: 'With the green world they live in.'
and clear rills That for themselves a cooling covert make 'Gainst the hot season; the mid forest brake, Rich with a sprinkling of fair musk-rose blooms; And such too is the grandeur of the dooms a. What does 'clear rills' refer to? b. How are they beneficial to mankind? c. Explain: 'the mid forest brake.' d. What does 'grandeur of the dooms' imply? e. What contrasting aspects of life has the poet referred here?
We have imagined for the mighty dead; All lovely tales that we have heard or read; An endless fountain of immortal drink, Pouring unto us from the heaven's brink. a. Who are the 'mighty dead'? b. Why does the poet make this reference? c. What 'lovely tales have we heard or read'? d. What is referred to as an 'endless fountain of immortal drink'? e. Explain ‘Pouring unto us from the heaven's brink.’
Why does the poet call a thing of beauty a joy for ever?
How do we try to face the gloomy days? Or How does beauty relieve pain?
List the things of beauty in nature.
What do you understand by the grandeur of the dead?
How does beauty enrich the human beings?
Why does the poet criticize the human beings?
How are sheep blessed by nature?
How do the daffodils adjust to the hot season?
How does the heaven help the mighty dead?

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