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

And the good south wind still blew behind, 

But no sweet bird did follow, 

Nor any day for food or play Came to the mariners’ hollo!


(a) Why did no ‘sweet bird follow’ them? 

(b) Why was the ‘south wind’ called ‘good’ ? 

(c) What is the opposite of ‘front’ in the passage?

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(a) No sweet bird did follow them because the ancient Mariner had killed the bird. 

(b) It was called so because it helped the ship to sail smoothly. 

(c) behind

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