Death the Leveller (Poem) by James Shirley

Death the Leveller by James Shirley is a poem which tells us about the glory of deeds which speak louder than words. It conveys the message that good deeds will be remembered for ever.
Summary and Analysis of ‘Death the Leveller’

Sample Questions from Death the Leveller by James Shirley

  1. The following lines are taken from the poem ‘Death the Leveller’. Read the lines and answer the questions that follow.

    The glories of our blood and state
    Are shadows, not substantial things;
    There is no armour against fate;

    • What does the word ‘blood’ mean here?
    • Elaborate the idea in the above lines.
  2. Write a critical appreciation of the poem, ‘Death the Leveller.’ (Hints: Introduction-brief summary of the poem-poetic devices used in the poem-message of the poem- personal opinion about the poem)

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