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Read the Extract Given Below and Answer Briefly the Questions that Follow: ".................. Its Sculptor Well Those Passions Read Which Yet Survive, Stamped on These Lifeless Things, the Hand that Mocked Them, and the Heart that Fed. - English - Communicative

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Read the extract given below and answer briefly the questions that follow:

".................. its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed.

(a) What do "lifeless things" refer to?
(b) How do we know that he was a good sculptor?
(c) How did the heart feed the passions?

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Solution


(a) Lifeless things are the shattered parts of Ozymandias' statue.

(b) We know that he was a good sculptor, as he read the feelings of Ozymandias and expressed them very well on the statue.

(c) Ozymandias' heart fed the passions by etching on his face expressions of the sneer of cold command, the frown and wrinkled lip, to enhance his fearful look, intensify the majestic look and command respect.

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