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

‘God save thee, ancient Mariner, 

From the fiends that plague thee thus! 

Why look’st thou so?’-“With my crossbow I shot the Albatross.”


(a) Who is the speaker of the first two lines? 

(b) Give the meaning of ... ‘the fiends that plague thee’? 

(c) Notice the rhyme-scheme used in this stanza.

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(a) The wedding-guest is the speaker here. 

(b) It means evil spirits that trouble you. 

(c) The rhyme scheme here is a, b, c, b.

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