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Dibrugarh University Arts Question Papers:ENGLISH (Major) (Reading Poetry)' (November)-2013

Course: 302
(Reading Poetry)
Full Marks: 80
Pass Marks: 32
Time: 3 hours
The figures in the margin indicate full marks for the questions

1. Answer any one of the following questions: 12
  1. Attempt a critical appreciation of ‘Sonnet 65’ composed by William Shakespeare.
  2. Discuss John Donne’s A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning as a Metaphysical poem.
  3. The poem The Collar is a representation of a spiritual conflict in the poet’s mind. Explain.
2. Answer any one of the following questions: 12
  1. What do you mean by epic simile? Comment on the epic similes used by Milton in Paradise Lost (Book I).
  2. Critically analyze the character of Satan from your reading of Milton’s Paradise Lost (Book I).
3. Answer any one of the following questions: 12
  1. How does Wordsworth present the relation between Nature and Man in his poem, Lines Written a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey? Discuss.
  2. Critically analyze the statement that Lines Written a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey is an important expression of Wordsworth’s ‘faith in the restorative and associative power of nature’.
  3. Write a critical note on the central theme of Keats’ poem, Ode on a Grecian Urn.
4. Answer any one of the following questions: 12
  1. How does the speaker in Robert Browning The Last Ride Together rationalize his failure? Discuss.
  2. Does the poem Dover Beach embody typical Victorian ideas and concerns? Explain.
  3. Explain how the poem Dover Beach reveals the dilemma related to religious faith on the one hand and power of human love on the other.
5. Answer any one of the following questions: 12
  1. The poem The Second Coming by W.B. Yeats presents a vision of Christianity superseded. Discuss.
  2. Critically appreciate Yeats’ The Second Coming.
  3. How is the poem The Journey of the Magi a reflection of the inner turmoil of the Magi in their journey to greet the newly-born Christ? Explain.
6. Critically analyze any two of the following: 6x2=12
  1. But as I rav’d and grew more fierce
and wilde
At every word,
Me thought I heard one calling, child!
And I reply’d, My Lord.

  1. Thou still unravish’d bride of quietness,
Thou foster-child of silence and slow time,
Sylvan historian, who canst thus express
A flowery tale more sweetly than our rhyme

  1. The instant made eternity, ---
And heaven just prove that I and she
Ride, rides together, forever ride?

  1. …. There was a birth, certainly,
We had evidence and no doubt. I had
seen birth and death,
But had thought they were different;
this Birth was
Hard and bitter agony for us, like
Death, our death.
7. Give very brief answer to any eight of the following questions: 1x8=8
  1. When and where was Shakespeare born?
  2. Who made the following remark regarding Metaphysical Poetry?
“The most heterogeneous ideas are yoked by violence together.”
  1. What does the word ‘Collar’, in the poem The Collar by George Herbert, symbolize?
  2. When Lyrical Ballads was first published?
  3. Who is the author of Endymion?
  4. In which volume of poems was Browning’s The Last Ride Together published?
  5. Name a prose work written by Matthew Arnold.
  6. To which ancient civilization does Yeats refer in his poem, The Second Coming?
  7. From whose account does Eliot draw his poem, The Journey of the Magi?
  8. When was Minton’s Paradise Lost published?


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