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

Higher and higher every day, 

Till over the mast at noon-

The Wedding-Guest here beat his breast, 

For he heard the loud bassoon.


(a) What went ‘higher and higher every day’? 

(b) Why did the Wedding-Guest beat his breast? 

(c) Note the poetic device used in the first line.

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(a) The sun went hiegher and heigher every day. 

(b) The wedding guest beat his breast he could hear the music of celebration but was helpless not to be at the wedding. 

(c) The poetic device used here is repetition.

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