Saturday, 4 October 2014
Past Papers - M.A. English Part II (PU)
11. YEAR 2011 (Supplementary)
Attempt FOUR questions. Question No. 1 is compulsory. All questions carry equal marks.
1. Explain any FOUR of the following with reference to the context:
(i) I could risk blasphemy,
Consecrate the cauldron bog
Our holy ground and prey
Him to make germinate ----
(ii) Solemn to stand there in the pollen light
Waist-deep in wild salmon swaying massed
As from the hand of God.
(iii) ..... Poor soul,
They whisper at their own distress;
(iv) That sunny dome! Those caves of ice!
And all who heard should see them there,
And all should cry, Beware! Beware!
His flashing eyes, his floating hair!
(v) Tiger! Tiger! Burning bright
In the forest of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry.
(vi) Where are the songs of spring?
Ay, where are they?
Think not of them, thou hast thine music too, ....
2. Discuss 'Church Going' and 'MCMXIV' as poems about changes.
3. Explore the poet's relationship with the object of his observation in 'Thought Fox' and 'Chaucer'.
4. How does Heaney's poetry exemplify his relationship with his land?
5. 'Ode to a Nightingale' and 'Ode on a Grecian Urn' are poems about art. Explain.
6. Coleridge is concerned with human torment in his poetry. Argue.
7. Discuss 'Holy Thursday I and II' with reference to other poems of Blake's that you have read.