. Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow

O thou,

Who chariotest to their dark wintry bed

he winged seeds, where they lie cold and low,

Each like a corpse within its grave, until

Thine azure sister of the spring shall blow

a. Who has been addressed in the above lines? What does ‘dark wintry bed’ refer to

b. Name the poetic devices used in the above stanza

c. What does the poet mean by ‘azure sister’


Best Answer

Ans: a. The west wind which bears the winged seeds to their wintry bed has been addressed in the above lines. The ‘dark wintry bed’ refers to that area under which the seeds lie

b. The poetic devices are simile and personification

c. By ‘azure sister’ the poet means the east wind which blows during spring

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