NCERT Solutions for Class 10 English Literature Reader Unit 10

Ozymandias Class 10

Unit 10 Ozymandias Exercise Answers & Summary

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Unit-10 : Solutions of Questions on Page Number : 106

Q1 :  

Look at the picture given below.

While on a sight-seeing tour to an old and mysterious country far away from home, you saw this statue. Discuss with your partner what this picture tells you about the people, the place and the ruler.

Note down your ideas in the web-chart.


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The place: sand, desert,

Deserted, dry, barren, sandy, state of decay

The ruler must have been

Powerful, arrogant, snob, hypocrite, beheaded

The statue: broken, face is

Beheaded, on the ground, horrifying, stony

The people:

Suppressed, sad, under the tyrannical rule, terrified

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Q2 :  

Write a letter to your friend about the sight you saw and your impression of it.


Answer :

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Hey S,

Hey, I am writing to you to describe something very interesting. The other day I was going through 'Literature Reader' where I saw a picture of a sculpture of two legs and a beheaded face lying on the floor in the desert. The impression of the same, on me, was very horrifying because it seemed to talk of a very powerful ruler who was no longer alive. Who might have guessed that years after his death…

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Q3 :  

The poem is set in ____________________________________________

i. the wilderness

ii. an ancient land

iii. a palace

iv. a desert


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Q4 :  

The expression on the face of the statue is one of ____________________

i. admiration

ii. anger

iii. despair

iv. contempt


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Q5 :  

This poem throws light on the _________________ nature of Ozymandias.

i. cruel

ii. arrogant

iii. boastful

iv. aggressive


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Q6 :  

The sculptor was able to understand Ozymandias' ___________________

i. words

ii. expression

iii. feelings

iv. ambition


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Q7 :  

The tone of the poem is ________________________________________

i. mocking

ii. nostalgic

iii. gloomy

iv. gloating


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Q8 :  

"The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed." Whose hand and heart has the poet referred to in this line?


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Q9 :  

"My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:" Why does Ozymandias refer to himself as King of Kings? What quality of the king is revealed through this statement.


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Q10 :  

"Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!" Who is Ozymandias referring to when he speaks of ye Mighty? Why should they despair?


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Q11 :  

Bring out the irony in the poem.


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Q12 :  

'Nothing beside remains.' What does the narrator mean when he says these words?


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Q13 :  

What is your impression of Ozymandias as a king?


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Q14 :  

What message is conveyed through this poem?


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Q15 :  

Identify and rewrite the lines from the poem spoken by the narrator, the traveler and Ozymandias:

The Narrator: ________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________

The Traveller: ________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________

Ozymandias: ________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________


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Q16 :  

Shelley's sonnet follows the traditional structure of the fourteen-line Italian sonnet, featuring an opening octave, or set of eight lines, that presents a conflict or dilemma, followed by a sestet, or set of six lines, that offers some resolution or commentary upon the proposition introduced in the octave. Read the poem carefully and complete the following table on the structure of the poem.

Rhyme Scheme

Theme

Octave

Sestet


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Q17 :  

Complete the table listing the poetic devices used by Shelley in Ozymandias.

Poetic Device

Lines from the poem

Alliteration

...and sneer of cold command

Synecdoche (substitution of a part to stand for the whole, or the whole to

stand for a part)

the hand that mock'd them


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Q18 :  

Imagine that Ozymandias comes back to life and as he sees the condition of his statue,realisation dawns on him and he pens his thoughts in a diary. As Ozymandias, make this diary entry in about 150 words. You could begin like this: I thought I was the mightiest of all but...


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Q19 :  

'Ozymandias' and 'Not Marble, nor the Gilded Monuments' are on Time. Compare the two sonnets in terms of the way in which Time is treated by the poets. Write your answer in about 150 words.


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