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

Someone was before me at my water-trough, 

And I, like a second comer, waiting

Paraphrase. Someone had already reached the water trough. Therefore I, who was the second to reach, stood there waiting (for my turn).


(a) Who does ‘Someone’ stand for? 

(b) Notice the poetic device used in the second line. 

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

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(a) It stands for the snake who came first to the water-trough 

(b) It is ‘simile’. 

(c) before

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