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'Romantic Poetry' Previous Question-2011 with Answer



Code: 1163

Romantic Poetry


Time: 4 hours                                                                                                           Full Marks: 100


1. Answer any twenty questions:                                                                                    1 ´ 20 = 20

(a) When did the Romantic Age in English literature begin?

      Ans: The Romantic age of English Literature began in 1798.

(b) What does the lamb symbolize?

      Ans: The lamb symbolizes innocence.

(c) What is the name of Michael s cottage?

(d) Who were the crews of the spectre ship?

      Ans: The crew of the specter ship were a woman, Life-in-death, and her companion, Death.

(e) What is Xanadu?

      Ans: Xanadu is the summer capital of Kubla Khan. It is situated in Inner Mongolia in north China.

(f)What is an urn?

      Ans: An urn is a vase, ordinarily covered, that usually has a narrowed neck above a footed pedestal.

(g) Who was George Chapman?

      Ans: George Chapman was an English dramatist, translator, and poet. He was a classical scholar whose work shows the influence of Stoicism.

(h) What type of poem is ‘Michael’?

(i) 'What is a dulcimer?

      Ans: Dulcimer is a musical instrument.

(j) Who was Donna Julia?

      Ans: Donna Julia is the wife of Don Alfonso and a friend of Donna Inez.

(k) What is the name of Wordsworth’s sister?

      Ans: The name of Wordsworth’s sister is Dorothy.

(l) What is an albatross?

      Ans: An Albatross is a very large sea bird with long narrow wings.

(m) What is the full title of Wordsworth’s ‘Immortality Ode’?

      Ans: The full title of “The Immortality Ode” is Ode: Imitations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood.

(n) What is an ‘abbey’?

      Ans: An abbey is a Catholic or Anglican monastery or convent.

(o) What is a Skylark?

      Ans: A Skylark is a common Eurasian and North African lark of farmland and open country, noted for its prolonged song during hovering flight.

(p)Who is Tom Dacre?

      Ans: Tom Dacre is a chimney sweeper mentioned in the poem ‘The Chimney Sweeper’ by William Blake. 

(q) What is hemlock?

      Ans: Hemlock is a highly poisonous European plant with a purple-spotted stem, fernlike leaves, small white flowers, and an unpleasant smell.

(r) Why did the old sailor kill the albatross?

      Ans: The ancient mariner killed the Albatross whimsically.

(s) How does William Blake spell the word ‘tiger’?

      Ans: William Blake spells the word "tiger" as “Tyger”.

(t) Who is Bacchus?

      Ans: Bacchus, a Roman god of wine and debauchery, is synonymous with the Greek Dionysus.

(u) What does the west wind preserve?

(v) Who is Ruth?

      Ans: According to the Bible, Ruth was a Moabite woman who married into an Israelite family and eventually converted to Judaism.

(w) Who is called the poet of supernatural?

      Ans: S. T. Coleridge is the poet of supernaturalism.

(x) Which stanza form is used in ‘Don Juan’?

      Ans: The stanza form used in ‘Don Juan’ is Ottava Rima.



Answer any five questions:                                                                                         (4+4) ´ 5 = 40

2. Write short notes on:

(a) Pantheism;

(b) Hellenism.

3. (a) Describe the pictures carved on the urn.

(b) How did Keats feel on reading Chapman’s Homer?

4. (a) How was the old sailor relieved of his curse?

(b) What lesson did the old sailor learn from his last journey?

5. (a) What notes of pessimism do you find in Shelley’s ‘Ode to the West Wind’?

(b) How does Shelley end this poem on a note of hope?

6. (a) Why is Blake called a precursor of romanticism?

(b) Describe the suffering of the chimney sweepers as depicted in ‘Songs of Experience’.

7. (a) What are the main features of Don Juan ‘s-character?

(b) What things does Byron want to satirize in the poem ‘Don Juan"? ‘

8. Explain with reference to the context-.

(a) Teach me half the gladness

That thy brain must know

Such harmonious madness

The world should listen then

as I am listening now.

(b) To me the meanest flower that blows can give  

Thoughts that do often lie too deep for tears.



Answer any four questions:                                                                                            10 ´ 4 = 40

9.     How does Blake show the two contrary states of human soul in his ‘Songs of Innocence and of Experience’?

10.   Comment on the use of supernatural elements in ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’.

11.   Discuss the treatment of nature in Wordsworth’s ‘Tintern Abbey’.

12.   Discuss Byron’s ‘Don Juan’ as a social satire.

l3.    “Keats' is enchantingly sensuous”---Discuss

14.   Discuss the theme of loss and recompense in Wordsworth’s ‘Immortality Ode.

15.   Comment on Shelley’s use Of imagery with' references to the Poems you have read.