Sunday, 28 September 2014

Past Papers - M.A. English Part II (PU)

5. YEAR 2008
Attempt any FOUR questions, question No. 1 is compulsory. All questions carry equal marks.
1. Explain with reference to their context THREE of the following extracts:
(i) For where'er the sun does shine,
And where'er the rain does fall,
Babe can never hunger there,
Nor poverty the mind appall,
(ii) Season of mist and mellow fruitfulness,
Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;
Conspiring with him how to load and bless,
With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eaves run;
(iii) Those sounds which oft raised me, whilst they awed,
And sent my soul abroad,
Might now perhaps their wanted impulse give,
Might startle this dull pain and make it move and live!
(iv) And sense the solving emptiness
That lies just under ail we do,
So permanent and blank and true.
(v) ....................There the body
Separated, golden and imperishable,
From its doubting thought a spirit beacon
Lit by the power of salmon
(vi) Out there in Jutland
In the old man-killing parishes
I will feel lost,
Unhappy and at home
2. Blake is often anthologized in collection designed for children. Comment on the capacity of Blake's verse to delight such a wide audience.
3. Kubla Khan is a poem about creativity and perfection. Discuss.
4. Give a detailed comparison of Ode to a Nightingale and Ode to a Grecian Urn.
5. Larkin's poems move from the particular to the general, from the descriptive to the contemplative. Discuss.
6. Discuss the poet's relationship with his subject in Chaucer and Full Moon and Little Freida.
7. Heaney digs into the past with his 'squat pen'. Explain.  

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