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Refer to the extract below from the poem Ozymandias and answer the questions that follow:

Which yet survive, stamp'd on these lifeless things, The hand that mock'd them and the heart that fed What does the speaker of these lines say ‘yet survive’? What are the lifeless things that the speaker refers to? What are ‘stamp'd on these lifeless things’? Why do the ‘passions’ still &lsquo . . .

Explain these lines the poem Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley : ........whose frown And wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command Tell that its sculptor well those passions read

In these lines the traveler is giving a full description of the "shatter'd visage" that is lying half-buried in the sand. This "visage" isn't completely "shatter'd" because the poet says that a "frown," a "wrinkled lip," and a "sneer" can be still seen. It also . . .

In the poem Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley explain the lines: I met a traveler from an antique land Who said...

The poet begins abruptly. A chance meeting between the speaker and a traveler who comes from an "antique land" is described. This traveler could be a native of this "antique" land, or he could be just a tourist returning from a trip to the "antique land". "Antique" means something really old. He is pro . . .

In Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley explain the lines: "The hand that mock'd them and the heart that fed"

In these lines "Mock'd" can have two meanings. The first meaning is usual meaning - "made fun of". the other interpretation is "copied," or "imitated." "Hand" is a used for the sculptor. So the sculptor both made fun of and copied the passions of the subject of the statue. &quot . . .

Refer to the extract below from the poem Ozymandias and answer the questions that follow:

…Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert. Near them on the sand, Half sunk, a shatter'd visage lies… Who is speaking these lines? What does the speaker of these lines speak about? Explain the meaning of ‘trunkless legs of stone’? Explain the meaning of ‘shattered visage’? Explain . . .

Explain the theme of culture clash in the short story A horse and Two Goats by R.K.Narayan.

The clash of cultures is probably the most important theme in ‘‘A Horse and Two Goats’’. However Narayan uses humour instead of anger, to demonstrate how far apart the worlds represented by the two cultures are. Muni and the American - the two main characters in this story couldn’t be more different: Muni is poor, come . . .

What are the themes in the short story A horse and Two Goats by R.K.Narayan?

The short story, A horse and Two Goats by R.K.Narayan has three themes Culture Clash Wealth and Poverty Knowledge and Ignorance   . . .

In the story My Lost Dollar by Stephen Leacock, why has Major Todd failed to return the loan? What does it tell us about him?

Major Todd has failed to return the loan of one dollar as the monet borrowed was a rather small sum of money. Due to this reason he has almost forgotten to return the loan. Also the money was borrowed from a close friend and probably Major Todd thought that it was not important between friencds to be concerned about this small sum of money. This tells u . . .

In the story My Lost Dollar by Stephen Leacock, who is Major Todd? What kind of relationship exists between Todd and the narrator?

Todd is a Major in the army. He is also the narrator’s friend and had borrowed a dollar from the narrator a year ago. Todd and the narrator seem to be close friends because they meet each other practically everyday. The fact that Todd had not repayed the borrowed dollar does not seem to make any difference in their friendship. . . .

In the story My Lost Dollar by Stephen Leacock, what did Todd and the narrator talk about at the club? What is going on in the narrator’s mind during this conversation?

The conversation between Todd and the narrator centered around the former’s trip to Bermuda. Then, the narrator asked about the currency used in Bermuda and whether it is at par with the American Dollar. During the entire conversation, the thought of the dollar borrowed by Todd was at the back of the narrator’s mind. . . .

What is Satire - as used in literature?

Satire: It is the use of various elements such as irony, sarcasm, humour, and ridicule to criticize or mock the foolish behaviour of others. Although the use of satire is often entertaining, it is also often used to bring attention to a particular subject and to promote change An example is the poem - The Professor by Nissim Ezeki . . .

Factories: 2?(x+2y)?^2 – 5(x + 2y) + 2

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Preposition Exercise 2 - With solutions

Fill in the blanks with suitable prepositions: The Rajdhani Express departs _______ 3 p.m. ______ Mumbai. Human sacrifices were practiced ______ some of the tribes living in this area . I received his message  _______ 6'o clock ______ the morning. _______ last month I have seen him but once.  ______rice they had curry. His . . .

What is a Villanelle

Villanelle Villanelles have nineteen lines divided into five three-line stanzas and a sixth stanza with four lines. Villanelles are usually written in iambic pentameter, Ten syllables per line, with every other syllable stressed, starting with the second syllable.        Example:   "Do Not Go Gentle into That . . .

Prepositions Exercise 8 - With solutions

He is vain_______ his attainments. She is deficient_______ common sense. He is vexed_______ me. She is indifferent_______ his own interest. He is proficient_______ science. He is not ashamed_______ his neighbours. He is devoid_______ common sense. He is suspicious_______ all . . .

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