Wednesday, 1 October 2014
Past Papers - M.A. English Part II (PU)
9. YEAR 2010 (Supplementary)
Attempt any FOUR questions, question No. 1 is compulsory. All questions carry equal marks.
1. Explain with reference to the context any THREE of the following extracts:
(i) Out there is Jutland
In the old man-killing parishes
I will feel lost, Unhappy and at home.
(ii) I imagine I shooed them away. But
Your sostenuto rendering of Chaucer
Was already perpetual, what followed
Found my attention too full
And had to go back into oblivion.
(iii) ..... Far
From the exchange of love to lie
Unreachable inside a room
The traffic parts to let go by
Brings closer what is left to come
(iv) Who hath not seen thee oft amid thy store?
Sometimes whoever seeks abroad may find
Thee sitting careless on a granary floor, ...
(v) And I had done a hellish thing,
And it would work 'em woe;
For all averred, I had killed the bird
That made the breeze to blow.
(vi) 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.
2. Draw closely on 'Tollund Man' and 'Toome Road' to discuss Heaney as an Irish poet.
3. Compare and contrast 'Chaucer' and 'Full Moon' and 'Little Frieda'. (Hughes)
4. A Larkin poem moves from being descriptive to being contemplative. Discuss.
5. With close reference to any two poems, discuss the imagery that Keats uses.
6. Kubla Khan is a poem about positive energy. Discuss with reference to the images used in the poem. (Coleridge)