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'Romantic Poetry' Previous Question-2010 with Answer



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Romantic Literature


Time: 4 hours                                                                                                           Full Marks: 100

[The figures in the right margin indicate full marks]


1. Locate and explain any four of the following:                                                              5 ´4 = 20

(a) Thou must not go

We have no other child but thee to lose.

(b) Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought.

(c) She dwells with Beauty-Beauty that must die

And Joy, whose hand is ever at his lips

Bidding adieu.

(d) They think they have done me no injury,

And are gone to praise God and His Priest and King.

Who make up a Heaven of our misery.

(e) I want a hero; an uncommon want,

When every year and month sends forth a new one.

(f) Oh! lift me as a wave, a leaf, a cloud!  

I fall upon the thorns of life! I bleed!

(g) Day after day, day after day,

We stuck, nor breath nor motion;

As idle as a painted ship.

Upon a painted Ocean.

(h) Heard melodies are sweet but those unheard

Are sweeter, therefore, ye soft pipes, play on;


Answer any four of the following questions:                                                                    5 ´ 4 = 20

2.   Show that Blake’s Songs of Innocence are not free from social criticism.

3.   Discuss Blake’s use of symbols in his Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience.

4.   Discuss Don Juan as a typical Byronic hero.

5.   How does Wordsworth glorify childhood in Ode on Intimations of Immortality?

6.   Discuss the theme of crime and punishment in The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.

7.   How does Shelley idealize the Skylark in his poem To a Skylark?

8.   Discuss the regenerative elements in Ode to the West Wind.

9.   Keats has established supremacy of art over life in his Ode on a Grecian Urn. Do you agree?