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MEG 01 BRITISH POETRY Question Paper December 2016


MEG 01 BRITISH POETRY

Question Paper December 2016

Time : 3 hours Maximum Marks : 100

Note: Answer question no. .1 and any three from the remaining questions.

1. Explain any four of the passages below with reference to their contexts supplying brief critical comments where necessary 

(a) His comb was redder than the fyn coral, And batailed, as it were a castel wal; His byle was blak, and as the jeet it shoon; Lyk asur were his legges, and his toon.

(b) There, in a Meadow, by the Rivers side, A Flocke of Nymphes I chaunced to espy, All lovely Daughters of the Flood thereby, With goodly greenish locks all loose untyde.

(c) But at my back I alwaies hear Times winged Chariot hurrying near And yonder all before a lye Desart,s of vast Eternity.

(d) With ravished ears The monarch hears, Assumes the god, Affects to nod, And seems to shake the spheres.

(e) When the stars threw down their spears, And water'd heaven with their tears, Did he smile his work to see ? Did he who made the Lamb make thee ? (0 So, let the blue lump poise between my knees, Like God the father's globe on both his hands.

(g) Was that' my friend smiled, `where you "have your roots" ?' No, only where my childhood was unspent. I wanted to retort, just where I started.

2. Write a critique of one of the following poets :

(a) John Donne

(b) William Wordsworth

(c) T.S. Eliot

(d) Sylvia Plath

3. Analyse the use of time and temporality in Spenser's Epithalamion and Prothalamion.

4. Assess Alexander Pope's An Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot as a piece of satire.

5. "The peculiar quality of Romanticism lies in this that in apparently detaching us from the real world, it restores us to reality at a higher point." Discuss with reference to the poetry of the Romantic Revival in England.

6. Critically comment either on `Porphyria's Lover' or `Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came'.

7. Write a note on the elements of magic, mythology and symbolism in Yeats's poetry.

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