Thursday, 13 March 2014

M.A. ENGLISH (PU) - PART TWO NOTES

1. WILLIAM BLAKE

QUESTION NO. 1
Explain the following extracts with reference to the context. 
(a) To see a world in a grain of sand
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
And eternity in an hour.
(b) O Rose, thou art sick!
The invisible worm
That flies in the night,
In the howling storm
(c) How the chimney-sweeper's cry
Every blackening church appals;
And the hapless soldier's sigh
Runs in blood down palace walls.
QUESTION NO. 2
Explain the following extracts with reference to the context. 
(a) And into my garden stole
When the night had veiled the pole:
In the morning glad I see
My for ourtretched beneath the tree
(b) The human dress is forged iron,
The human form a fiery forge,
The human face a furnace sealed,
The human heart its hungry gorge.
(c) And did those feet in ancient time
Walk upon England's mountains green?
And was the holy lamb of God
On England's pleasant pastures seen?
QUESTION NO. 3
Explain the following extracts with reference to the context. 
(a) Tiger! Tiger! burning bright
In the forest of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry.
(b) Ah, sun-flower! weary of time,
Who countest the steps of the sun;
Seeking after that golden clime,
Where the traveller's journey is done
(c) For where'er the sun does shine
And where'er the rain does fall
Babe can never hunger there,
Nor poverty the mind appal.
QUESTION NO. 4
Compare and contrast Holy Thursday I and Holy Thursday II
QUESTION NO. 5
Blake said that without contraries there was no progression. How is this brought out by Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience?
QUESTION NO. 6
In what ways is Blake a romantic poet?
QUESTION NO. 7
Write a note on Blake as a mystic.
QUESTION NO. 8
Are Blake's poems symbolic? Illustrate with examples.

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