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Dibrugarh University Arts Question Papers: ALTERNATIVE ENGLISH (Arts) ' (November)-2014

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Course: 101
Full Marks: 80
Pass Marks: 32
Time: 3 hours
The figures in the margin indicate full marks for the question
1. Choose the correct option to fill in the blanks/Answer the following: 1x8=8
  1. But if the while I think on thee ____ friend All losses are restored and sorrows end.
  1. Loving.
  2. Dear.
  3. My.
  1. When I consider how my light is ____ Ere half my days, in this dark world and wide.
  1. Lost.
  2. Spent.
  3. Spend.
  1. A voice so ____ ne’er was heard In spring-time from the cuckoo-bird,
  1. Beautiful.
  2. Sweet.
  3. Thrilling.
  1. What does the hawk in the poem Hawk Roosting refer to?
  2. Whom does the poet praise in the poem, Pied Beauty?
  3. “My heart beating in my mouth.”
What does the poet mean by the above expression?
  1. I have no joys which are not yours, Aches which are not your, I too call myself.
Name the poet who composed the above lines.
  1. Whom does the poet glorify in Easter 1916.

Answer any one question from each Unit: 15x4=60
2. (a) Sonnet 30 is ‘A beautiful sonnet moments’ monument indeed’. Discuss.
(b) “They also serve who only stand
and wait – ‘
How does the poet which to serve God? What prevented him from carrying out his work? How did he reconcile himself? What idea of the poet do you have from the above line?
(c) “Will no one tell me what she sings?”
Why did the poet fail to understand what the solitary reaper was singing? What did he think was the possible theme of the song?
UNIT – 2
3. (a) How does Hopkins praise God in Pied Beauty?
(b) How is Yeats overwhelmed by the sudden transformation of common man into heroic martyrs?
(c) Do you think Ted Hughes’ Hawk Roosting is a poem contrasting the power of nonhuman life as against the power of human nature?
UNIT – 3
4. (a) Discuss how the poet journeys from ignorance to self-knowledge in The Song of Myself.
(b) Write a critical appreciation of the poem, The River Merchant’s Wife: A Letter by Ezra Pound.
(c) What does the speaker affirm in the poem, I, too sing America?

UNIT – 4
5. (a) Why is the poet unable to eat the breaded fish? What memory does it evoke in him?
(b) Write a critical note on the woman’s point of view in Kamala Das’ An Introduction.
(c) Attempt a critical appreciation of The Frogs and the Nightingales.

6. Explain, with reference to the context, any three of the following excerpts: 4x3=12
  1. The music in my heart I bore
Long after it was heard no more.
  1. The sun is behind me.
Nothing has changed since I began.
My eye has permitted no change.
I am going to keep things like this.
  1. Landscape plotted and pieced – fold, fallow,
and plough;
And all traders, their gear and tickle
and trim.
  1. I loafe and invite my soul
I lean and loafe at my ease observing a
Spear of summer grass.
  1. They’ll see how beautiful I am
And be ashamed.


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