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. (CBSE 2016)
a. Whose loveliness will keep on increasing?
b. Identify the phrase which says that ?it is immortal?.
c. What is a ?bower??
d. Why do we need sweet dreams, health and quiet breathing?

Dear Student,
Here's your answer -
a) The poet here actually talks about the loveliness of a thing of beauty. The loveliness of any beautiful thing will continue growing despite the ravages of time.
b) The phrase that indicates the immortality of a thing of beauty is - 'it will never pass into nothingness;'.
c) The word 'bower' means a place that provides peace and shade. 
d) We need sweet dreams, health and quiet breathing because we need peace in our lives. We don't want to suffer, we don't want to be sick. We want to be happy, and at peace. 


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