English CBSE Class 12 NCERT Flamingo Poem 4 A Thing of Beauty Free Solution of Extra Questions and Answers – Extract Based Questions Short Answer Questions Long Answer Questions and Value Based Questions
A THING OF BEAUTY
Extract based questions
1. Identify the poem and the poet.
2. What is the thing of beauty mentioned in this extract?
3. What is the effect of ‘immortal drink’ on us?
4. Who are referred as ‘mighty dead’? How can we know about them?
5. What is the poetic device used in fourth line of the extract?
6. Which word in the extract is synonym of ‘magnificence’?
1. What is the message in the above extract?
2. What is the meaning of word ‘spite’?
3. Which poetic device is used in ‘of noble nature’?
4. What is meant by ‘some shape of beauty’?
5. What is the world full of?
6. How is man able to find hope and peace in life?
1. What makes the ‘mid forest brake’ rich?
2. What is the poetic device used in fourth line of the extract?
3. What is the thing of beauty referred in last three lines of the extract?
4. Why does poet consider death also beautiful?
1. Whose loveliness will keep on increasing?
2. What is a bower?
3. Why do we need sweet dreams, health and quiet breathing in our lives?
4. Explain ‘it will never pass into nothingness’.
5. What does ‘a bower quiet for us’ signify?
1. What images of beauty has poet referred to?
2. How is tree a perfect example of a beautiful thing?
3. What does ‘simple sheep’ symbolise?
4. Explain ‘ the green world they live in’.
Short Answer Questions – 30 to 40 words
Answer: Beautiful things give us comfort and happiness. They make a lasting impression of joy and happiness. They strengthen our relationship with nature. They provide relief from our daily routine and problems and help us live a better life.
Answer: Poet calls beauty of nature as an endless fountain of immortal drink. The beauty of nature never ceases and it increases with time. Hence is it is called endless.
Answer: Pain, sufferings and troubles are parts of our life. These bring sadness onto us spreading a pall of despondence.
Nature brings us hope, happiness and motivation. These provide us inspiration to continue our life.
Answer: Out acts of unkindness and wrong behaviour is the cause of ‘gloomy days’ and ‘dark spirits”. We become sad because of absence of human and moral values in the society.
Answer: The poem gives a strong message that nature has the power to remove our sadness and can give us happiness. A thing of beauty can remove the sadness caused by absence of noble people and moral values. The joy of nature is immortal. It is a joy forever.
Answer: Nature has created bower, brake of daffodils and clear streams that gives shade, fragrance and cool environment. Under these cool and quiet places beast and man can get comfort.
Man will also get comfort when he keeps his heart quiet and adopts moral values.
Answer: Nature is the most wonderful and versatile creation of God. It has the power to heal all emotions and give us happiness. Even during adverse situation of absence of noble people and moral values, nature helps us to stay away from gloom and dark spirits.
Answer: The word ‘earth’ represent nature and ‘flower bands’ refers to our love and liking for the greenery.
Poet wants to say that our love and liking for greenery, flowers and clear water streams attaches us to the nature.
Long Answer Questions – 120-150 words
Answer: Beautiful things are a source of joy forever. Nature is the most beautiful thing created by God. Beauty of nature removes the sadness and darkness from our minds. When we get connected to the nature, we get a further reason to live. The Sun, the Moon, old and young trees, are all sources of happiness for us. Trees spread their branches to provide shelter to everybody. Flowers like daffodils and musk-roses provide pleasing fragrant surroundings. The clear and small streams of water make a way for itself and along its way greenery is developed. The thick brake in the forest provide shade during hot season.
All these things enrich our lives to such an extent that it is not possible to live without them.