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

When wasteful wars shall statues overturn,

And broils root out the work of masonry,

Nor Mars his sword nor war’s quick fire shall burn

The living record of your memory.

(a) What will the wasteful wars do ?

(b) What will be the living record of the poet’s friend ?

(c) The poetic device used in the phrase ‘wasteful wars’ is .................. .

(d) The rhyme scheme used is .......... .

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(a) They will uproot monuments and overturn statues.

(b) The poem written in his praise.

(c) Alliteration.

(d) abab

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