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

And through the drifts the snowy clifts Did send a dismal sheen: 

Nor shapes of men nor beasts we ken The ice was all between


(a) What are the poetic devices used in the second line? 

(b) What does the phrase ‘a dismal sheen’ mean? 

(c) What does the word ‘ken’ here mean? 

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(a) Alliteration and metaphor are the poetic devices used in the second line. 

(b) It means a sad and gentle brightness. 

(c) It means see. 

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