And such too is the grandeur of the dooms.
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) Whose death does the poet see as grand and
(b) Why does he call it so?
(c) What impact do these 'lovely tales' have on
our mind?
(a) Explain: "immortal drink."
(e) How do the heavens above keep us happy on

Dear Student,

a) It is the people who sacrificed their lives for noble causes and made great achievements, while they lived, for the greater good of humanity, whose deaths have been seen as grand and magnificent.

b) He calls it so because such people have been mighty and courageous during their lifetime and continue to inspire others. Their deeds are gratefully remembered and their grandeur celebrated.

c) The 'lovely tales' are the tales of old days that continue to give joy and pleasure like an endless fountain of nectar.

d) Immortal drink signifies all beautiful things that never cease to give joy and peace and continue to soothe our soul.

e) The heavens above keep us happy on Earth by pouring the endless immortal drink in the form of things of beauty, that give us immense pleasure.


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1-The poet sees the death of mighty and powerful people who have glorified death with their noble deeds as grand and magnificent.
2-the lovely tales provide everlasting joy and happiness to us and they are like drinks pouring from heaven on us.
3-immortal drink means the everlasting joy and happiness that the tales provide us.
4-they keep us happy by pouring heaven's drink that is eternal joy on us from the corner of the heaven where the mortal meets the immortal.
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