ba 1st year english paper 2019

ba 1st year english paper 2019




B.A. (Part I),

Paper I

Time: Three Hours)

[Max. Marks:50 Note: This paper has five questions in all. Attempt all questions as per instructions. 1. This question is divided into two parts: (A) and (B). Attempt both parts as per instructions.7-1/2+7-1/2 = 15

(A) Attempt any five of the following. Answers must be short:

11/2 x 5 = 71/2

(i) What is the wish of W.B. Yeats as expressed in the poem “TheLake Isle of Innisfree” ?

(ii) What symbols are used by William Blake in his poetry?

(iii) Write a note on Blank verse.

(iv) Explain the title of the poem “Canonization”.

(v) What are the types of ode?

(vi) “It is the star to every wandering bark.” To which’star’ the poetis referring here?

(vii) Why were the village forefathers not buried inside the church?

Answer the question in reference to Gray’s elegy.

(viii) Why does the poet request God to make him pagan instead of

being a Christian?

(B) With reference to the context explain any three of the followingpassages adding critical comments wherever necessary : 21/2 x 3 = 71/2

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(i) The World is too much with us; late and soon;

Getting and spending, We lay waste our powers;

Little we see in Nature that is ours,

We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon!

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(ii) Heaven rings with laughter of the laughter vain,

Dulness, good Queen, repeats the jest again.

Three wicked imps of her own Grub street choir She decked like Congreve, Addison and Prior.

O, how shall summer’s honey breath hold out Against the wreckful siege of batt’ring days;

When rocks, impregnable are not so stout, Nor gates of steel so strong, but Time decays ?

iv) Shake hands for ever, cancel all our vows,

And when we meet at anytime again,

Be it not seen in either of our brows,

That we one jot of former love retain.

Perhaps in this neglected spot is laid Some heart once pregnant with celestial fire;

Hands that the rod of empire might have sway’d, Or wak’d to ecstasy the living lyre.

I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree,

And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made.

Nine bean-rows will I have there, a hive for the honey-heeAnd live alone in the bee-loud glade.

Note: Answers of Q. 2 and Q. 3 must be descriptive.

2. Evaluate William Shakespeare as a poet of love.


Examine John Donne as a metaphysical poet.


Write a note on Michael Drayton as a sonneteer. 3. Discuss Robert Bridges as a poet.


Evaluate Wordsworth as a poet of Nature.


Discuss Alexander Pope as a neo-classical poet of the eighteenth century. 4. Attempt any five question. Answer, must be short. 1 x 5=5 “ba 1st year english paper 2019”

(i) Give name of one Pastoral elegy.

(ii) Write a note on Terza Rima.

(iii) What object is personified in the imagery of his bending

sickle’s compass’?

(iv) What type of life the poet longs in the poem, “The Lake Isle of

Innisfree” ?

(v) Why does the music of Nature not attract us?

(vi) According to the poet, William Blake, what are three great evils

of society?

(vii) Whose death is Thomas Gray lamenting in “Elegy Written

Country Churchyard” ?

(viii) Describe ‘Italian sonnet’.

5. Attempt any two questions. Answers must be of 150 words: 5x 2 = 10

(i) What is the theme of the poem, “Since There is No Help ……?

(ii) Give the central idea of the poem “Elegy Written in a Country


(iii) Write a critical appreciation of the poem “Nightingales”.

(iv) Why is the poet not happy with the London life?

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