Question Paper of MA I Sem English (Paper I- Poetry)

M.A. Sem. I Examination Dec. 2021
English Literature (Paper I - Poetry)

Section-A (Objective Type Questions)
Note: Attempt all questions. Each question carries 02 marks.
Q.1. Choose the correct option: 5x2 =10
(i) 'Rhyme Royal' is associated with:
a. Chaucer
b. Milton
c. John Donne
d. William Shakespeare
(ii) A comparison by John Donne that discovers likeness in things unlike is known as:
a. Satire
b. Irony
c. Symbol
d. Conceit
(iii) The line 'Fallen cherub, to be weak is miserable..' is uttered by:
a. Adam
b. Eve
c. Satan
d. Beelzebub
(iv) Absalom in the poem 'Absalom and Achitophel' stands for:
a. Duke of Buckingham
b. Duke of Monmouth
c. Earl of Shaftesbury
d. Charles II
(v) Ariel belongs to the category of:
a. Sylphs
b. Gnomes
c. Nymphs
Section-B ( Short Answer Type Questions)
Note: Attempt any five questions. Each question carries 07 marks. 5x7= 35
Q2. Explain the following with reference to the context:
    'She was so charitable and so pitous.
    She wolde wepe, if that she sawe a mous
    Caught in a trappe, if it were deed or bledde'.
Q3. Explain the lines with reference to the context:
    'To reign is worth ambition though in hell:
    Better to reign in hell, than serve in heaven.'
Q4. Explain the lines with reference to the context:
    If they be two, they are two so
    As stiff twin compasses are two;
    Thy soul, the fix'd foot, makes no show
    To Move, but doth, if th' other do.
Q5. Give a character sketch of Satan as in Paradise Lost Book I.
Q6. Discuss in brief the theme of Sunderkand in The Ramayan.
Q7. Discuss the central theme of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.
Q8. Comment upon the role of supernatural machinery in The Rape of the Lock.
Q9. Give a character sketch of the Wife of Bath in Chaucer's Prologue.
Section-C (Long Answer Type Questions)
Note: Attempt any two questions. Each question carries 20 marks. 2x20 = 40
Q10. Discuss Paradise Lost as an epic poem.
Q11. 'Chaucer's characters are types as well as individuals'. Discuss with special reference to the Prologue to the Canterbury Tales.
Q12. Discuss John Donne as a metaphysical poet.
Q13. Discuss William Shakespeare as a sonneteer.
Q14. Discuss The Rape of the Lock as a mock heroic poem.
Q15. Discuss the theme of Absalom and Achitophel.


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