What aspects show a civilised race?
Q8. Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow :
On sour cream walls, donations, Shakespeare's head,
Cloudless at dawn, civilized dome riding all cities.
Belled, flower, Tyrolese valley. Open-handed map
Awarding the world its world.
a) What is the condition of the classroom wall ?
b) What aspects show a civilized race ?
c) What is the specialty of the Tyrolese valley ?
d) Explain : 'Awarding the world its world'.
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) Name the poem and the poet.
b) Who are the 'mighty dead'?
c) Why is 'grandeur' associated with the ' mighty dead"?
d) Identify and explain the poetic device used in the last two lines.
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