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

Water, water every where, 

And all the boards did shrink; 

Water, water, every where, Nor any drop to drink.


(a) What is the poetic device used in the stanza? 

(b) Why was not any drop to drink? 

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

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(a) It is ‘repetition’. 

(b) The sea water was everywhere but they couldn’t drink even a drop of it. 

(c) shrink

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