Read the following lines from ‘Lines Written in Early Spring’ and answer the questions that follow.

To her fair works did Nature link

The human soul that through me ran;

And much it grieved my heart to think

What man has made of man.

 

Through primrose tufts, in that green bower,

The periwinkle trailed its wreaths;

And 'tis my faith that every flower

Enjoys the air it breathes.

1. Pick out an instance of personification from the above lines.

2. What is the rhyme scheme of the given stanza?

3. How does the poet associate himself with nature?

4. What is the meaning of the phrase “what man has made of man”?


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