Read the given extract and answer the questions
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 o'er-darkened ways
Made for our searching: yes, in spite of all,
Some shape of beauty moves away the pall
From our dark spirits.
(A Thing Of Beauty)
What is the rhyme scheme of this extract?
- a) ABAB
- b) ABCB
- c) AABA
- d) None of the above
Answer written by the student:
Step-by-step explanation of the answer:
- A rhyme scheme is the pattern of sounds that repeats at the end of a line or stanza in a poem.
- To identify the rhyme scheme, we can assign a letter to each sound and see how they match or differ.
- For example, in the following extract, the rhyme scheme is ABCB:
Therefore, on every morrow, are we wreathing (A)
A flowery band to bind us to the earth, (B)
Spite of despondence, of the inhuman dearth (C)
Of noble natures, of the gloomy days, (B )
- In this extract from "A Thing Of Beauty", there is a rhyme scheme because some of the sounds at the end of each line match or repeat.
- Therefore, the correct answer is b) ABCB.
What does the use of the word "wreathing" suggest?
- a) The speaker is happy and festive
- b) The speaker is sad and hopeless
- c) The speaker is creative and artistic
- d) The speaker is desperate and clinging