Maharashtra Board Class 10 English Chapter 4.1 A Thing of Beauty is a Joy For Ever Solution

Maharashtra Board Class 10 English Solution Chapter 4.1 – A Thing of Beauty is a Joy For Ever

Balbharati Maharashtra Board Class 10 English Solution Chapter 4.1: A Thing of Beauty is a Joy For Ever. Marathi or English Medium Students of Class 10 get here A Thing of Beauty is a Joy For Ever full Exercise Solution.


Maharashtra Class 10

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A Thing of Beauty is a Joy For Ever


Q.) Make a list of 10 words related to the word ‘joy’, for example, happiness:

Ans. Pleasure, ecstasy, delight, rapture, jubilation, elation, exaltation, glee, euphoria.




Q.) List the things of beauty mentioned in the poem.

Ans.The things of beauty mentioned in the poem are- a quiet bower, a sleep full of sweet dreams, a flowery band to bind us to the earth, the old and young trees that provide shady boon to the sheep, daffodils with greenery around them, clear streams, and ferns with musk-roses scattered around.

Q.) List the things that cause suffering and pain:

Ans. The spite of despondence, the inhuman dearth, the gloomy days and the unhealthy days which brings darkness, death of noble people etc. these things causes pain and sufferings.



1.) Read the poem and fill in the table:


1.A quiet bower for us. Gloomy and unhealthy days
2.Wreathing of a flowery band. Spite of despair
3. Sprouting a shady boon. Inhuman dearth of human nature.
4. Daffodils in the green world. Gloom o’ercast
5. Grandeur of the dooms Our dark spirits
6. A good sleep full of sweet dreams. The unhealthy and o’er darkened ways.


2.)  Answer in your own words.

(a) What is the impact of a beautiful thing on us?

Ans.  A thing of beauty brings happiness into our lives, brings mental peace and relaxation.


(b) What does a thing of beauty keep in store, for us?

Ans. A thing of beauty takes away our pall of sufferings, despair, and pain. It gives us peace and makes us fall asleep and have sweet dreams.


(c) Who are the mighty dead? Why are they attributed with ‘grandeur’?

Ans.The mighty dead is referred here for the brave men who sacrificed their lives for a purpose. They inspire us because of their innumerable sacrifices. They are attributed with grandeur because of their sacrifices and noble deeds.


(d) How does the memory of a beautiful visual scene become a joy forever?

Ans. The memory of a beautiful thing remains imprinted on our hearts and minds, it never fades away. That beautiful memory only gives us immense joy and peace and brings certain nostalgia. Even during the trying times of our lives the memories of those happy moments bring a certain amount of peace and relaxation to our minds.

3.) Pick out and rewrite 5 lines that contain Imagery.

–For example:  we are wreathing a flowery band…

Ans. a)trees old and young, sprouting a shady boon
(b) the mid forest brake, rich with a sprinkling of fair musk-rose blooms
(c) and such are daffodils with the green world they live in
(d) and clear rills that for themselves a cooling covert make

4.) Choose the correct Figure of Speech that occurs in the following lines. Justify your choice.

(a)………but still we keep a bower quiet for us………..

(i) Simile (ii) Irony (iii) Metaphor

Ans. Metaphor, two contradictory things are compared, bower used for peace.

(b) Some shape of beauty moves away the pall …………………..

(i) Personification (ii) Alliteration (iii) Hyperbole

Ans. Alliteration, sound ‘s’ is repeated in the same line.

(c) A thing of beauty is a joy forever ………………….

(i) Epigram(ii) Antithesis(iii) Climax

Ans. Epigram, as it is a short yet complete sentence.

(d) Trees old and young, sprouting a shady boon.

(i) Exclamation(ii) Personification(iii) Antithesis

Ans. Antithesis, as two opposite words ‘old and young’ are used together.

5.) From the poem pick out words that we do not use often in modern times. They should match the meanings given below.

(a) Gift- boon                                                                           (f) edge- brink

(b) The next day- morrow                                                       (g) depression- despondence

(c) A protective spot (for animals)-cover                                 (h) cover for the dead- pall

(d) A cool shady spot- bower                                                   (i) streams under tall trees- rills

(e) Ferns- brake                                                                       (j) poetry- poesy

6.) Read the poem and write

(a) The rhyme scheme of the following lines.       

i) Lines 1 to 8– ‘aabbccdd

ii) Last stanza– aabbc

(b) (i) The number of stressed syllables (Rhythm) in the line.

A thing of beauty is a joy forever– A thing of beauty is joy forever.

(ii) Does the poem retain a steady rhythm throughout?

Ans. Yes.

(c) Give four examples of each. Pick the lines from the poem.

(i) Consonance: 1.) for simple sheep; and such are the daffodils

2.) With the green world they live in; and clear rills.

3.) The passion poesy, glories infinite,

4.) Haunt us till they become a cheering light

ii). Assonance: 1.) Pass into nothingness, but still will keep

2.) A flowery band to bind us to the earth

3.) Of noble natures, of the gloomy days,

4.) And such too is the grandeur of the dooms.

7.) Go through the poem again and write in your notebook an appreciation of the poem in the paragraph format:

Ans.The poem ‘A Thing of Beauty is Joy Forever’ by John Keats is a fragment taken from his poem ‘Endymion’ which is based on Greek Mythology. The theme of the poem is beautiful things brings immense happiness and peace and dwell into our hearts throughout our lives,

The rhyme scheme of the poem is aabb, i.e, the poem is written in rhyming couplets. Many figures of speech are used in the poem, like Metaphor, Antithesis, Assonance, Consonance etc. but the main figure of speech is Epigram. The line ‘A thing of beauty is joy forever’, is an example of pithy, which expresses the idea of beauty in a clever way.

Through the poem the poet is trying to tell us that even when we go through darkest of hours in our lives, the memories of the beautiful things will always lighten our mood and will give us certain amount of peace. They give unending pleasure and can change our lives.

Updated: September 27, 2021 — 5:43 pm

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