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IGNOU MEG Syllabus 2020 : MA English Syllabus

IGNOU MEG Syllabus


Block I: Orientations for the Study of Poetry & the Medieval Poet Chaucer
Unit 1: From the Evaluation of Portraits towards the Explication of Poems (1370 – 80)
Unit 2: A Prelude to the Study of Poetry (Rhetoric & Prosody), Iambic, Trochaic, Anapest, Dactylic, Amphibrachic, Strong stress metres, quantitative metres, syllabis metres, rhythm, rhyme schemes, etc

Unit 4: Chaucer’s Poetry: A General Survey : Roman de la Rose, The Book of the Duchess, The House of Fame, Parliament of Fowls, Prologue to the Legend of Good Women, The Nun’s Priest’s Tale, Troilus and Criseyde, The Canterbury Tales,
Unit 5: The General Prologue to The Canterbury Tales
Unit 6: ‘A Study of the Nonne Preestes Tale’ I
Unit 7: ‘A Study of the Nonne Preestes Tale’ II

Block 2: Renaissance Poets: Undertaking a Study of Spenser
Unit 8: The Renaissance Age
Unit 9: Edmund Spenser
Unit 10: Spenser’s Poetry: The Amoretti Sonnets, Sonnet 34, Sonnet 67, Sonnet 77
Unit 11: Spenser’s Poetry – II: The Epithalamion, The Prothalamion,

Block 3: The Metaphysical Poets: Donne, Herbert & Marvell
Unit 12: British Poetry in the 17th Century
Unit 13: John Donne: Portrait of the Man, His Thematic and Technical Innovations and Textual Study of four Love Poems; The Flea, Twicknam Garden, The Good Morrow, The Extasie
Unit 14: John Donne: Further Explorations into Poems of Love and Faith: The Canonization, A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning, A Nocturnal Upon S Lucies Day, Batter My Heart, Three Person’d God, Hymn To God The Father
Unit 15: George Herbert: A Study of His Poems: Affliction, The Collar, Easter Wings, Love (3), The Pulley, Redemption, The Windows, Aaron
Unit 16: Andrew Marvell: A Study of His Poems: To His Coy Mistress, The Garden, An Horation Ode Upon Cromwell’s Return From Ireland

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Block 4: Renaissance Poets: Studying Milton
Unit 17: The Late Renaissance Unit 18: Milton: The Life
Unit 19: A Survey of Milton’s Lesser Poems & Prose: On the Death of An Infant, At A Vacation Exercise
Unit 20: On The Morning of Christ’s Nativity & Lycidas
Unit 21: L’Allegro, Il Penseroso &the Sonnets 19 & 23

Block 5: The Neoclassical Poets: Dryden & Pope
Unit 22: The Age of Dryden Unit 23: John Dryden
Unit 24: Mac Flecknoe, (Alexander’s Feast Or The Power of Music An Ode In Honour of St Cecilia’s Day)
Unit 25: Pope: A Background to An Epistle to Dr Arbuthnot
Unit 26: Pope: The Study of An Epistle to Dr Arbuthnot

Block 6: The Romantic Poets: Blake, Wordsworth & Coleridge
Unit 27: Introduction to Romantic Poetry: Early Romantic Poets
Unit 28: William Blake: Songs of Innocence & Songs of Experience, The Lamb, The Chimney Sweeper, The Divine Image, The Sick Rose, London, The Tyger,
Unit 29: Wordsworth’s The Prelude, Book I: A Critical Analysis
Unit 30: Coleridge: Kubla Khan & Dejection: An Ode

Block 7: The Second Generation Romantic Poets: Shelley & Keats
Unit 31: The Volcanic Voice of Hope: P B Shelley
Unit 32: A Study of The Triumph of Life Unit 38: Keats: Hyperion: A Fragment, I
Unit 34: Keats: Hyperion: A Fragment, II
Unit 35: The Romantic Age: A Review

Block 8: The Victorian Poets
Unit 36: The Victorian Age: Selected Studies
Unit 37: Robert Browning: Life & Aspirations: Sordello in Mantua

Unit 38: Robert Browning: Two Early Poems: Porphyria’s Lover, The Bishop Orders His Tomb at St Praxed’s Church
Unit 39: Two Poems from Men and Women: Childe Roland To The Dark Tower Came, Fra Lippo Lippi
Unit 40: The Pre- Raphaelite Brotherhood: Dante Gabriel Rossetti & Christina Georgina Rossetti: My Sister’s Sleep, The Blessed Damozel; Goblin Market
Unit 41: Oscar Wilde: The Ballad of Reading Gaol

Block 9: The Modernist Poets
Unit 42: Modern British Poetry: An Introduction
Unit 43: W B Yeats: Background, System, and Poetic Career until 1910: Adam’s Curse, No Second Troy
Unit 44: The Later Poetry of W B Yeats: Easter 1916, Sailing To Byzantium, Lapis Lazuli
Unit 45: T S Eliot: The Waste Land (I)
Unit 46: T S Eliot: The Waste Land (II)

Unit 47: T S Eliot: The Waste Land (III)

Block 10: The Modernist & Post Modernist Poets
Unit 48: Dylan Thomas: And Death Shall Have No Dominion, Poem in October, Fern Hill, A Refusal to Mourn the Death by Fire, Of Child in London
 Unit 49: Philip Larkin: I Remember, I Remember, Toads, Toads Revisited, Mr Bleaney, Church Going, The Whitsun Weddings, At Grass Unit 50: Sylvia Plath & Confessional Poetry: The Colossus, Daddy, Lasy Lazrun, Purdah, Ariel, Pursuit, The Applicant, Fever 103°
Unit 51: So! Now! What is Poetry? Once Again: A Symposium
Unit 52: Essays & Evaluations


Block II: Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Block III: Shakespeare: Hamlet
Block IV: Ben Jonson: The Alchemist
Block V: John Millington Synge: The Playboy of the Western World
Block VI: George Bernard Shaw: Pygmalion
Block VII: T S Eliot: Murder in the Cathedral
Block VIII: John Osborne: Look Back in Anger
Block IX: Samuel Beckett: Waiting for Godot


Block I: Henry Fieldings: The History of Tom Jones A Foundling (1749)
Block II: Jane Austen: Pride and Prejudice (1813)
Block III: Emily Bronte: Wuthering Heights (1847)
Block IV: Charles Dickens: Great Expectations (1860 -1861, 1861, 1862)
Block V: George Eliot: Middlemarch (1871)
Block VI: Josef Conrad: Heart of Darkness (1898 -1899)
Block VII: James Joyce: A Portrait of the Artist As A Young Man (1916)

Block VIII: Edward Morgan Forster: A Passage to India (1912-14)


Block I: What is Language?
Block II: A History of the English Language
Block III: Phonetics & Phonology I
Block IV: Phonetics & Phonology II
Block V: English Syntax Block VI: Language In Use - I

Block VII: Language In Use - II
Block VIII: The Spread of English
Block IX: Stylistics