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: Yes, in spite of all,
some shape of beauty moves away the pall
from our dark spirits. (CBSE 2015)
a. Name the poem and the poet.
b. Give one cause of human suffering.
c. What moves away the pall from our lives?
d. What does the word ?gloomy? mean?

Dear Student,
Here's the answer - 
a) The extract has been taken from John Keats' poem 'A Thing of Beauty'
b) One cause of human suffering is the presence of cruel people around us
c) Some beautiful shapes move away the pall from our lives.
d) 'Gloomy' means sad


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