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Dibrugarh University Arts Question Papers:ENGLISH (Major) (Reading Poetry)' (November)-2015


2015
(November)
ENGLISH
(Major)
Course: 302
(Reading Poetry)
Full Marks: 80
Pass Marks: 32 (Backlog)/24 (2014 onwards)
Time: 3 hours
The figures in the margin indicate full marks for the questions
UNIT – I
1. Answer any one of the following: 12
  1. Discuss how Shakespeare treats the themes of time and decay in his Sonnet Nos. 60 and 65.
  2. How does John Donne convince himself and his beloved not a mourn their separation in the poem, A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning?
  3. How does George Herbert represent a visual conflict between a rebellious self and the God in the poem, The Collar?
UNIT – II
2. Answer any one of the following: 12
  1. Prepare a note on the use of epic similes in Book I of Milton’s Paradise Lost.
  2. Discuss the features of epic poem with special reference to the Book I of Paradise Lost.
UNIT – III
3. Answer any one of the following: 12
  1. Discuss how Keats presents the paradox of art and life in the poem, Ode on a Grecian Urn.
  2. Critically evaluate the treatment of the theme of nature’s beneficial influence on human mind in Wordsworth’s Tintern Abbey.
UNIT – IV
4. Answer any one of the following: 12
  1. “Browning’s the Last Rise Together is not a poem about passion but about the psychology of passion.” Discuss.
  2. Present a critical evaluation of Matthew Arnold’s Dover Beach.
UNIT – V
5. Answer any one of the following: 12
  1. Discuss how Yeats describes an apocalyptic vision marking the end of a civilization and the birth of a new one in The Second Coming.
  2. “Eliot’s The Journey of the Magi is a symbolic representation of the theme of Wandering human souls in search of spirituality.” Discuss.
UNIT – VI
6. Explain, with reference to the context, any two of the following: 6x2=12
  1. At the end we preferred to travel
all night,
Sleeping in snatches,
With the voices singing in our ears,
saying
That this was all folly.
  1. I and my mistress, side by side
Shall be together, breathe and ride,
So, one day more am I deified.
Who knows but the world may and
tonight?
  1. Heard melodies are sweet, but those
unheard
Are sweeter; therefore, ye soft pipes,
play on;
Not to the sensual ear, but, more
endear’d,
Pipe to the spirit ditties of no tone:
  1. A mind not to be changed by place or
time.
The mind is its own place, and in itself
Can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of
Heaven.
UNIT – VII
7. Answer any eight of the following: 1x8=8
  1. What does ‘eye of the heaven’ mean in the Shakespearean Sonnet No. 18?
  2. Into how many books was the first version of Paradise Lost (1667) divided?
  3. Who is Belial in Book 1 of Paradise Lost?
  4. In which book of Wordsworth was Tintern Abbey first published?
  5. “For thou art with me here upon the banks.” Whom does ‘thou’ refer to in Tintern Abbey?
  6. What does ‘unravished bride’ refer to in Ode on a Grecian Urn?
  7. In the poem, The Second Coming, Yeats predicts the end of which civilization?
  8. Who is the third of the Magi after Balthazar and Gasper?
  9. What is the title of the poem collection in which Browning’s The Last Ride Together was published?
  10. Which poem of John Keats contains the expression ‘beauty is truth, truth beauty’?


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