B.A. I Year: Question Paper of English Literature: Major II/ Minor (Study of Poetry)



B.A. I Year Exam
English Literature: Major II/ Minor
(Study of Poetry)

Section - A (Very Short Questions)
Note: Attempt all questions. Each question carries 02 marks (50 words) 5x2= 10
Q1. What is poetry?
Q2. Define figures of speech.
Q3. What is imagery?
Q4. What is Hyperbole?
Q5. Differentiate between epic and mock epic.
Section - B (Short Answer Type Questions)
Note: Attempt any five questions. Each question carries 06 marks (250 words) 5x6= 30
Q6. Explain the following:
I fondly ask. But patience, to prevent
That murmur soon replies, "God doth not need
Either man's work or his own gifts; who best
Bear his mild yoke, they serve him best. His state
Is kingly. Thousands at his bidding speed
And post o'er Land and Ocean without rest:
They also serve who only stand and wait."
Q7. Explain the 
following:
I saw her singing at her work
And o'er the sickle bending; -
I listened, motionless and still;
And, as I mounted up the hill,
The music in my heart I bore,
Long after it was heard no more.
Q8. Discuss the poem Daffodils as a poem of nature.
Q9. Write a critical appreciation of Tennyson's poem Break, Break, Break.
Q10. Write in short about The Wife of Bath.
Q11. Evaluate John Donne's Death Be Not Proud.
Q12. Write in short about Gitanjali by Rabindranath Tagore.
Q13. Critically examine Toru Dutta's Sita.
Section - C (Long Answer Type Questions)
Note: Attempt any 2 questions. Each question carries 15 marks (500 words) 2x15= 30
Q14. Discuss Chaucer as a great poet of 14th Century with special reference to The Canterbury Tales.
Q15. Discuss The Rape of the Lock as a mock epic.
Q16. Write a critical appreciation of the poem The Last Ride Together.
Q17. Throw light on the poetry of Sarojini Naidu with special reference to Indian Weavers.
Q18. Write a critical appreciation of the poem Dover Beach by Arnold.



Sandal S Anshu, Satna

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