Tuesday, 30 September 2014

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

8. YEAR 2010
Attempt any FOUR questions, question No. 1 is compulsory. All questions carry equal marks. 
1. Explain with reference to the context any 3 of the following.
(i) I love hushed air. I trust contrariness
Years and years go past and I do not move
For I see that when one man casts, the other gathers
And then vice verse, without changing sides.
(ii) Through the window I see no star:
Something more near
Though deeper within darkness
Is entering the loneliness:
(iii) 'I'll take it.' So it happens that I lie
Where Mr. Bleaney lay, and stub my fags
On the same saucer-souvenir,....
(iv) Who are these coming to the sacrifice?
To what green alter, O mysterious priest, 
Lead'st thou that heifer lowing at the skies, 
And all her silken flanks with garlands drest?
(v) ..... England could add
Only the sooty twilight of South Yorkshire
Hung with the drumming drift of Lancaster
Till the world had seemed capsizing slowly. 
(vi) Sowers of seed, erectors of headstones....
O charioteers, above your dormant guns, 
It stands here still, stands vibrant as you pass, 
The invisible, untoppled omphalos. 
2. Compare and contrast any two Odes of Keats' that you have read. 
3. What does the speaker in 'Mr. Bleaney' share with the former tenant of the room? (Larkin) 
4. 'Hence, viper thoughts, that coil around my mind, 
Reality's dark dream!'
How far do these lines illustrate 'Dejection: An Ode' by Coleridge. 
5. 'That Morning' and 'Thought Fox' exemplify the importance of energy and single minded concentration in Hughes. Explain. 
6. Heaney's metaphors are sensuously alive. Discuss with reference to 'Personal Helicon' and 'Tollund Man'. 
7. 'London' is a 'Sick Rose'. How far does Blake's poetry bear out the truth of this statement. 

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