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By John Keats
According to John Keats beauty is truth and truth beauty. A thing of beauty is a constant source of pleasure. Its beauty keeps on increasing, never fades. It will never pass into nothingness It provides a pleasant shelter a quite bower and a sleep full of sweet dreams. These things of beauty bind us to earth.

We as humans are affected by malice, disappointment and feeling of inadequacy & helplessness at the lock of good human qualities and noble natures. We also do have some sad days which make our life gloomy. We also indulge in unhealthy and evil ways that cause us suffering and pain. In spite of all these sufferings all beautiful things of nature are a boon (blessing) for humanity.

The sun, the moon, the old and young trees are sources of happiness. Trees provide a shady shelter for simple sheep. Daffodil flowers bloom among green surroundings and small streams may cool - pools in thickets to protect themselves from hot season a bushes growing beneath the forest are made more beautiful and grand by a sprinkling of blooming musk roses. Their magnificence and beauty surpasses the grandeur of the dooms that we have imagined for out mighty forefathers. These beauties of nature are lovelier than all the lovely takes that we heard or read. Nature is an endless fountain pouring into our hearts and immortal drink from the heavens brink (edge).

Q.1. List the things of beauty mentioned in the poem.

Ans. Everything of nature is a thing of beauty and a source of pleasure. Some of them are the sun, the moon, the young and old trees, daffodils flowers, small streams with clear water, mass of ferns and the blooming musk - roses. These things of beauty are constant sources of joy and pleasure. These remove the sadness from our lives.

Q.2. List the things that cause suffering and pain.

Ans. We humans suffer from pain brought about by malice and disappointment. Lack of noble qualities, unhealthy and evil ways also give birth to so many troubles and sufferings. They dampen our spirits and cause sadness in our lives.

Q.3. What does the line Therefore are we wreathing a flowery band to bind us to earth 'suggest to you?

Ans. Johan Keats, the Lover of beauty feels that our senses discovers beauty in nature which is eternal and are like wreaths of beautiful flower. These beauties keep us attached to the earth through our enjoyment of our senses.

Q.4. What makes human beings love life in spite of troubles and sufferings?

Ans. In a human life, although there are troubles and sufferings, our capacity to enjoy a thing of beauty, removes the pall of sadness and suffering and make us capable of enjoying life.

Q.5. Why is Grandeur associated with the 'Mighty' dead?

Ans. Mighty dead is an oxymoron, since death cannot be mighty. The death of those exemplifying courage and valour inspires us. Their valiance and the might to sacrifice their lives in the country’s interest enthralls us and to lay down our lives in the interest of the nation. Their work and profiles dazzles us and relate Grandness to their death.

Q.6. Theme of the Poem

Ans. The poem delves into John Keats love for nature and its beauty, his tribute to nature and to the classics. He believes strongly in the fact that a thing of beauty gives us eternal bliss. A beautiful object ensures sound health. Sound sleep and life. More specifically, a beautiful thing is man’s salvation.

1. Malice = Ill-will

2. Oxymoron = Two contrasting nations

3. Valour = Boldness

4. Valiance = Courage

5. Enthralls = Inspires

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