UP Board solution of English Chapter 4 UP Board Class 12th Flamingo Chapter IV A thing of Beauty (Poetry) Book in English & Hindi Medium-gyansindhuclasses

UP Board solution of English Chapter 4 UP Board Class 12th Flamingo Chapter IV A thing of Beauty (Poetry) Book in English & Hindi Medium-gyansindhuclasses

UP Board solution of English Chapter 4 UP Board Class 12th Flamingo Chapter IV A thing of Beauty (Poetry) Book in English & Hindi Medium- gyansindhuclasses. Written By : John Keats. Up Board English For Hindi & English medium students.

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Chapter 4 A thing of Beauty (Poetry)

Chapter 4 A thing of Beauty (Poetry)

Central idea 

The poet ‘John Keats’ has written this poem about the things of beauty around us. He says that a thing of beauty is a joy forever and never ends. Instead it gives us positivity and motivation in our hard times. Whenever there seems the hurdles and downfalls in the life, a thing of beauty gives encouragement to move forward and work & effort for the betterment and the negativity is removed. Nature also plays role for the survival and struggle of the creatures. Nature always teaches. Mighty deads are our esteemed ancestors who did their best for the society. They can’t be ignored. In the form of blessings, we find the immortal drink i.e. knowledge and moral – the legacy we receive from our seniors. These all things develop positivity which is a joy forever.


(1)A thing of beauty is a joy forever

Its loveliness increases, it will never

Pass into nothingness; but will keep

A bower quiet for us, and a sleep

Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing.


  1. What is a joy forever?
  2. A thing of beauty is a joy forever.


  1. What will happen with a thing of beauty?
  2. A thing of beauty will never pass into nothingness.


  1. What will a thing of beauty provide us?
  2. A thing of beauty will provide us a bower quiet and a sleep full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing.


  1. Name the poem and poet of these lines.
  2. The name of the poem is ‘A Thing of Beauty’. The name of the poet is John Keats.


(2)Therefore, on every morrow, are we wreathing

A flowery band to bind us to the earth, Spite of despondence, of the inhuman dearth

Of noble natures, of the gloomy days,

Of all the unhealthy and o’er-darkened ways

Made for our searching: yes, in spite of all,

Some shape of beauty moves away the pall

From our dark spirits.

1-What are we doing on every morrow (tomorrow) and why?

Ans- On every morrow, we are wreathing a flowery to bind us to the earth.

2.What negativities surround us?

Ans- Despondence, inhuman dearth of noble natures,gloomy days, unhealthy and over-darkened ways are some of the negativities that surround us.

3.What helps our dark spirits?

3.Some shape of beauty moves away the pall from our dark spirits. In this way our dark spirits are helped.


(3)Trees old, and young, sprouting a shady boon

For simple sheep; and such are daffodils

With the green world they live in; and clear rills

That for themselves a cooling covert make Gainst the hot season; the mid forest brake,

Rich with a sprinkling of fair musk-rose blooms;


1.How is simple sheep helped?

Ans Old and young trees sprout a shady boon for simple sheep.

2-What is the contribution of clear rills?

AnsClear rills make a cooling covert against the hot season, for the simple sheep.

3- Where does the musk-rose bloom?

AnsThe musk-rose bloom in the mid forest brake.


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

We have imagined for the mighty dead;

All lovely tales that we have heard or read; An endless fountain of immortal drink, Pouring unto us from he heaven’s brink.


1.What do you understand by ‘grandeur’ and ‘doom’?

1.’Grandeur’ means magnificence and ‘doom’ means destruction.

2.Who are mighty dead?

2.Our ancestors who did the brave deeds, who sacrificed their lives for the society are might dead.

3-What have we heard or read in all lovely tales?

3- In all lovely tales, we’ve heard or read that an endless fountain of immortal drink pour unto us from the heaven’s brink.

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)

Q 1. The ‘endless fountain’ gets its immortal drink from:

(a) the river banks

(b) the tap

(c) the waterfall

(d) heaven’s brink

Q 2. What are the things that are read or heard by us?

(a) plays and classical music

(b) novels and songs

(c) lovely tales

(d) poetry and western music

Q 3.’Clear rills’ are the :

(a) clean windows

(b) streams of clear water

(c) clear thoughts

(d) clear solutions

Q4.’Sheep’ could also be a reference to:

(a) mountainous animals

(b) human beings

(c) harmless creatures

(d) animals of prey

Q5. Full of sweet dreams’ means:

(a) pleasant and peaceful sleep

(b) disturbed sleep

(c) nightmares

(d) wishes coming true

Q6. Beautiful things never ‘pass into nothingness’ means that they :

(a) never increase

(b) never fade away

(c) always bring unhappiness

(d) create unpleasantness between friends

Q7. According to the poet, a thing of beauty is:

(a) never joyful

(b) creates sadness

(c) a joy forever

(d) horrible to look at

Q8.What is inhuman in life?

(a) human inside a river

(b) human inside caves

(c) human on trees

(d) self centred tendency and inability to rise above shallow circles

Q9. Which figure of speech is used in the words-Some shape of beauty?

(a) alliteration

(b) simile

(c) metaphor

(d) all

Q10.How does beauty help us when we are grief stricken?

(a) By giving a ray of hope

(b) sprouting a shady boon

(c) by giving daffodils

(d) none

Q11.What removes pall from our life?

(a) dark spirits

(b) Trees old, and young

(c) all the unhealthy things

(d) Nature’s beauty

Q12.What is the effect of immortal drink?

(a) no one is thirsty

(b) everyone is happy

(c) immense joy and happiness

(d) beauty never moves away

Q13.What does immortal mean?

(a) ever flowing

(b) evergreen

(c) forever beautiful

(d) never ending or endless

Q14. What is the endless fountain of immortal drink?

(a) rivers

(b) flowing streams

(c) Sunlight

(d) All the things of beauty

Q 15. What is Beauty in Keats’ opinion?

(a) a suffering

(b) a cause of suffering

(c) a cause of pain

(d) a joy forever

Q 16. What is the message of the poem?

(a) Beauty never fades

(b) beauty lifts spirits high

(c) beauty is a joy forever

(d) All these

Q 17. What are the things of beauty mentioned in the poem?

(a) Sun and Moon

(b) Young trees and streams

(c) Flowers

(d) All these

Q 18. What kind of a poet was John Keats?

(a) a Realistic

(b) Religious

(c) Medieval

(d) A romantic

Q 19. What circumstances make man unhappy?

(a) chilly cold waves on mountains

(b) moisture of flowing rivers

(c) crowded places

(d) tendency of hopelessness

Q 20.What does poet mean by Some shape of beauty?

(a) beauty has no shape

(b) beauty is abstract

(c) beautiful object that gives happiness

(d) All

UP Board English Book solution of All chapters

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