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

All in a hot and copper sky, 

The bloody sun, at noon, 

Right up above the mast did stand, 

No bigger than the moon.


(a) Why was the sky ‘hot’ and ‘copper’? 

(b) Give meaning of ‘The bloody sun’? 

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

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(a) The sky was ‘hot’ and ‘copper’due to the heat of the sun at noon the sky became red hot like copper. 

(b) It means that at noon the red hot sun had assumed the redness of the blood. 

(c) stand

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