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Restoration and 18th century poetry and drama

2015

English

Subject Code: 1176

(Restoration and 18th century poetry and drama)

Time: 4 Hours                                                                                                       Full Marks: 80

Part-A

1. Answer any ten of the following questions                                                           1 × 10 = 10

a) What is an ode?

     Ans: An ode is a poem in which the poet addresses someone to express his inner grief.

b) Who is the fittest son of Fleckone to inherit his kingdom of dullness?

c) What is the marital status of Lady Wishfort?

     Ans: Lady Wishfort is a widow.

d) Who is Ariel?

     Ans: Ariel is Belinda's guardian sylph.

e) What is an elegy?

f) Who was Mr. Lumpkin?

     Ans: Mr. Lumpkin was the first husband of Dorothy and father of Tony Lumpkin.

g) How did Selima die?

h) What does Mr. Hardcastle love?

     Ans: Mr. Hardcastle loves everything that's old: old friends, old times, old manners, old books, and old wine.

i) Who is Belinda’s Personal beautician?

     Ans: Betty is Belinda’s Personal beautician.

j) What does the name Marwood suggest?

     Ans: The name” Marwood” suggests that the bearer of the name would mar or destroy her lovers. 

k) Who is Hampton?

l) What is the play Belinda plays?

     Ans: Belinda plays the game of Ombre.

Part-B

Answer any five of the following questions:                                                               4 × 5 = 20

2. What does Thomas gray say in the epitaph about himself?

3. What is a sentimental comedy?

4. What might the dead rustics become if they got proper opportunities?

5. Write a note on ‘Cabal night’.

6. Explain the following:

The boast of heraldry, the pomp of power,

And all that beauty, all that wealth ever gave,

A waits alike the inevitable hour,

The paths of glory lead but to the grave.

7. Describe Belinda’s Toilette?

8. What are the epic elements in “Mac Flecnoe’?

9. Describe Mr. Hardcastle’s love of old things.

 

Part-C

Answer any five questions:                                                                                        10 × 5 = 50

10. What picture of the contemporary fashionable society of London do you find in ‘The Rape of the Lock’?

11. How does Dryden ‘Mac Flecnoe’ sketch the character of Shadwell as reflected in the poem.

12; Discuss ‘The way of the world’ as a comedy of manners.

13. Discuss ‘She stoops to conquer’ as an anti-sentimental comedy.

14. Comment on the use of supernatural machinery in ‘The Rape of the Lock’.

15. How does Gray lament upon the death of the rustic villagers in ‘Elegy Written In a country Churchyard’?

16 ‘She stoops to conquer’ is a comedy of 1ntrigues Discuss.

17. ‘The way of the world’ is a satire on the contemporary aristocratic society of England. Discuss.

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