Cynthia “The moon goddess” The Poet John Keats The poem A thing of beauty is a joy forever 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 a quiet breathing. Q.1.What is the poet’s opinion about a thing of beauty? Q.2What do you understand by “Its loveliness increases’it will never pass into nothingness”? Q.3What do you mean by a bower? Q.4.What does a bower give us? Q.5.Find words in the above lines which mean: 1) the quality of a thing that gives pleasure to the senses (2) shady trees (3) emptiness Q,6. What is the rhyme scheme of the poem? Lines Written in Early Spring By William Wordsworth I heard a thousand blended notes While in a grove I sat reclined In that sweet mood when pleasant thoughts Bring sad thoughts to the mind The birds around me hopped and played their thoughts I cannot measure But the least motion which they made aIt seemed a thrill of pleasure Q.1 Rearrange the lines in proper order:Pass into nothingness; but will keep Full of sweet dreams, and health and quiet breathing. Its loveliness increases,it will never A bower quiet for us, and a sleep A thing of beauty is a joy forever Home Work Write a paragraph of about 150 words 1) Conservation of trees 2) Nature – The Best Healer 3) Write two quotations on Beauty. For simple sheep; and such are daffodils With the green world they live in; and clear rills That for themselves a cooling covert make ‘Gainst the hot season; the mid forest brake, Rich with a sprinkling of fair musk-rose blooms, 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. Explain: ‘the grandeur of the dooms’ What is the source of the ‘endless fountain of immortal drink’ ? What is the effect of that immortal drink on us ? Find words which mean i)magnificence ii)stories iii)that never dies iv)edge Therefore on every morrow,are we wreathing A flowery band to bind us to the earth, Spite of despondence,of the inhuman dearth Of noble natures,of the gloomy days, Of all the unhealthy and overdarkened ways Made for our searching yes,in spite of all, A wreathe of flowers Q.1What are we doing everyday?Why? Q.2What are some of the unhealthy habits we possess? Q.3.What do you understand by “spite”? Q.4.What do you understand by “despondence"? What do you understand by “spite of despondence”? Q.5What do you understand by “dearth”? Q.6.Give an example of noble nature? Q.7.Mention some of the unhealthy habits ? Q.8.What is the consequence of these habits? Q.9.Name the figure of speech used in “Therefore -------are we wreathing”.Explain Q.10.What is the figure of speech used in the third line? Q.4 Find words from the passage which mean: (1)malice (2)unhappiness(3)(4)scarcity(5)possessing dignity How is our sadness removed ? Find words in these lines conveying same as :1)shroud 2)sadness How does nature help in raising our spirits ? Some shape of beauty moves away the pall From our dark sprits . Such the sun,the moon, Trees old, and young, sprouting a shady boon For simple sheep; About the Poet John Keats(1795-1821) Keats was a British Romantic poet.He had a power to sway & delight The readers.The following is an excerpt from his poem “Endymion:A poetic Romance”. Other poems of Keats are:Ode to Spring, An ode to a Grecian Urn,e.t.c.