Saturday, September 12, 2020

MEG 01 BRITISH POETRY Question Paper June 2015



Question Paper June 2015

Time : 3 hours Maximum Marks : 100

Note : Answer question no. 1 and any four from the remaining ones.

1. Explain with critical comments any two of the following passages with reference to their contexts :

(a) And specially from every shires ende of Engelond, to Caunterbury they wende, The hooly blisful martir for to seke, That hem hath holpen whan that they were seeke.

(b) But see the Virgin blest, Hath laid her Babe to rest. Time is our tedious Song should here have ending.

(c) Oh there is blessing in this gentle breeze, A visitant that while it fans my cheek Doth seem half-conscious of the joy it brings From the green fields, and from yon azure sky.

(d) We two,' she said, 'will seek the groves Where the lady Mary is With her five handmaidens, whose names Are five sweet symphonies.

2. Discuss Chaucer's handling of the fable in 'The Nun's Priest's Tale'.

3. Consider 'The Garden' by Andrew Marvell as a didactic poem.

4. What 'truth and the sentiment' does 'An Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot' by Alexander Pope possess ? Explain with suitable examples from the text.

5. Attempt a critical appreciation of 'The Triumph of Life' by P.B. Shelley.  

6. Discuss the chief features of the poetry of the Pre-Raphaelite movement.  

7. Discuss 'The Waste Land' as a modernist poem.

8. Bring out the theme of 'Church Going' by Philip Larkin.