Read the Following Extract and Answer the Questions Given Below: - English

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Read the following extract and answer the questions given below:

I celebrate the virtues and vices

of suburban middle-class people 

who overwhelm the refrigerator 

and position colourful umbrellas 

near the garden that longs for a pool:

for my middle-class brother

this principle of supreme luxury:

what are you and what am I, and we go on deciding

the real truth in this world. 

(1) Give a list of the objects of luxury as given in the extract.

(2) What is your idea about a Luxurious life?

(3) Give an example of a 'paradox' from the extract.

(4) This poem does not follow any fix-verse pattern (rhyme scheme). What type of poem is it? 

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(1) The refrigerator, colourful umbrellas and swimming pool. 

(2) For me, luxury would be living in a home year-round that felt like a vacation home: beautiful view, unplugging from technology, easy access to recreation, spending time with my family, or not, as the day's hours seem blissfully long. Plus a nearby ice cream parlor.

(3) 'I celebrate the virtues and the vices'.

(4) It is a free verse or blank verse.

Concept: Unseen Poem Comprehension
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