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Read the extracts given below and complete the statements that follow :

“Higher and higher everyday,

Till over the mast at noon-

The Wedding-Guest here beat his breast,

For he heard the loud bassoon.”

(a) What do the first two lines tell us about the weather conditions ?

(b) Explain-‘beat his breast’.

(c) The rhyme scheme of the above stanza is :

(d) Identify the poet.

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(a) The weather was sunny and pleasant.

(b) It means ‘got very impatient’. 

(c) abcb. 

(d) Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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