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

Day after day, day after day, 

We stuck, nor breath nor motion; 

As idle as a painted ship Upon a painted ocean.

Questions 

(a) Describe the poetic device used in the first line. 

(b) What is the poetic device in the expression ‘a painted ship’? What does it show? 

(c) What is the word for ‘not moving at all’ in the passage? 

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(a) It is ‘repetition’. 

(b) It is a metaphor. It shows immobility of the ship. 

(c) stuck

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