Wednesday, 11 June 2014

SAMPLE QUESTIONS ‘NOT MARBLE NOR THE GILDED MONUMENTS’ CBSE – CLASS – X(10) ENGLISH



A. Read the following extracts and answer the following questions      [3]

1) “But you shall shine more bright in these contents
Than unswept stone besmeared with sluttish time.”

a) Who is ‘you` here?
b) What do you understand by ‘unswept stone’?
c) State a poetic device used in the poem.

2) “Nor mars his sword nor war’s quick fire shall burn

The living record of your memory.”                                        [3]

a) “Who is ‘Mars`?
b) What is the living record’ here?
c) Name the poet of the lines.

3) “Gainst death and all oblivious enmity
Shall you pace forth; your praise shall still find room even in the eyes of all posterity.”                   [3]

a) Explain the meaning of the lines in brief.
b) What do you understand by ‘posterity`?
c) Find a poetic device used in second line of the extract.

4) “So till the judgement that yourself arise you live in this, and dwell in lovers’ eyes”. [3]

a) What is ‘judgement`?
b) What is ‘this` here?
c) What is ‘yourself arise`?

B. Answer the following questions in 30 – 40 words each         [6x3=18]

i)      Acquaint us with the structure of the poem.

ii)    What is the theme of the poem?

iii)  ‘Time and timelessness rule the poem” – comment.

iv)    How did Shakespeare immortalise his friend?

v)      Acquaint us with three elements that Shakespeare considered nothing to his poems.


vi)    Explain – ‘Last Judgement`. 
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