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Previous Question of 'Victorian Poetry'- 2014 with Answer


Victorian Poetry



[According to the New Syllabus]

Subject Code: 1177

(Victorian Poetry)

Time----4 hours                                                                                             Full marks-----80


1. Answer any ten of the following questions in complete sentence:-                 1x10=10

a   Why did the sailors decide not to return home?

     Ans: The sailors decided not to return home because the sea and the journey across the sea seemed hateful to them after eating the lotos fruit.

b  How does the poem "Ulysses" end?

     Ans: The poem "Ulysses" ends with Ulysses’ strong will ‘To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield’.

c   Who are compared to rats in "Fra Lippo Lippi''?

     Ans: Monks who follow prostitutes for seeking pleasure are compared to rats in “Fra Lippo Lippi”.

d  What does ‘Ithaca’ symbolize?

     Ans: ‘Ithaca’ symbolizes the state of idleness, stillness, barrenness and savagery.

e   Who is the poem ‘Dover Beach’ addressed to?

     Ans: The poem 'Dover Beach' is addressed to Arnold’s wife.

f   What is the theme of the poem 'An Apple-Gathering'?

g   Why the modern life is called a strange disease?

     Ans: The modern life is called a strange disease because of its materialism and skepticism.

h  Who was Andrea del Sarto?

     Ans: Andrea delSarto was an Italian painter from Florence, whose career flourished during the High Renaissance and early Mannerism.

i    What does "The Sea of Faith" Symbolize?

     Ans: "The Sea of Faith" symbolizes religious belief.

j   What do you mean by "Brute beauty"?

     Ans: 'Brute Beauty' means ‘natural beauty’.

k  What is the source of mankind's sorrow?

     Ans: The first disobedience or original sin is the source of mankind's sorrow in Hopkin's "Spring and Fall".

l    What does Arnold lament in ‘Dover Beach’ for?

     Ans: In “Dover Beach” Arnold laments the loss of religious faith.



Part- B

(Answer any five of the following questions)


2. Describe the spirit of Renaissance as you find in the poem 'A Grammarian's funeral'.

3. Justify ‘Thyrsis’ as an elegy.

4. How does Rosette portray the intimacy of Laura and Lizzie in “Goblin Market”.

5. Why is Hopkins grateful to God for His creations of "dappled things"?

6. How does Tennyson denounce the materialism of his age in "Locksley Hall"?

7. How does Arnold present a contrast between the life of the Scholar Gypsy and that of the modern man?

8. What biblical reference is made in the poem "Spring and Fall"?

9. Explain with reference to the context:

     I cannot rest from travel: I will drink

Life to the lees


Part- C

(Answer any five questions)


10. Comment on Tennyson’s attitude to nature with textual references.

11. Write a critical appreciation of the poem “Dover Beach”.

12. What is Rosette’s attitude towards Victorian society?

13. Write a note on the pictorial quality of Tennyson’s poems.

14. Justify Robert Browning as a writer of dramatic monologue.

15. 'Arnold's poetry is replete with the sense of melancholy.' - Discuss.

16. Discuss Tennyson’s use of legends and mythsin his poems you have read.

17. Discuss Browning's attitude to art and life as revealed in his poems.

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