2. Pushkin’s hands were wet with cold sweat, tears streamed from his now swollen bloodshot eyes. His mind locked, frozen with fear, as a constant loop of silent screams permeated every thought. He knew that king Zloy would be utterly upset if he did not meet the deadline "death-line" that he was given to compose the four mentor poems.
4. The eerie castle had an immense library full of mystical books, century’s old poetry collections, anthologies, almanacs, portfolios and text covering every aspect of human endeavour. Many of them were penned by Pushkin himself during the two centuries that he inhabited the kingdom, but this time writer’s block was preventing him from fathoming what to write. He was starting to question himself and was thinking that he would never write again, if he wasn't able to write the mentor poems and grant the king’s request, his goose was cooked. There was no reticence in the penitence which he harbored for the king's consequence.
Check for understanding?
B. learned to be a magician
C. aided the king in learning about poetry
D. supported the kings endeavours
E. been a fool for worrying about the king's request
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THE RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM
A SAMPLER OF ENGLISH POETRY
SELECTED SONNETS BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
A WEE BIT OF SCOTLAND: POEMS AND LYRICS
A SAMPLER OF IRISH LYRICS
POEMS MY GRANDFATHER RECITED TO ME
LYRICS TO SOME FAMOUS FOLK SONGS: A SAMPLER
POEMS BY ROBERT FROST
POEMS BY WALT WHITMAN
POEMS BY EDGAR ALLAN POE AND LEWIS CARROLL