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'Romantic Poetry' Previous Question-2012 with Answer



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Romantic Poetry


Time: 3 hours                                                                                                             Full Marks: 80


1. Answer any ten questions:                                                                                           1 ´10 = 10

(a) What are the two voices in the poem the lee of the Ancient Mariner?

(b) Who was Luke?

(c) What is Lethe?

      Ans: Lethe is the river of forgetfulness.

(d) What is pastoral poem?

      Ans: Pastoral poem is a very ancient genre of poetry which deals with the loves and lives of shepherds, shepherdesses and other folks in an idealized rural setting.

(e) “Heard melodies are sweet but those unheard are sweeter” in which Ode do you find this line?

      Ans: We find the lines, "Heard melodies ... sweeter." in the poem “Ode to Grecian Urn”.

(f) How many sailors were on the board of the ship?

      Ans: There were 200 sailors excluding the mariner on the board of the ship.

(g) What languages did Donna Inez know?

      Ans: Donna Inez knew Greek, Latin, French, English, and Hebrew.

(h) What does the poet call the Skylark?

      Ans: The poet calls the skylark “blithe Spirit”.

(i) Name the two groups of poems William Blake has written.

      Ans: The two groups of poems William Blake has written are “Songs of Innocence” and “Songs of Experience”.

(j) What happens to Julia at the end of Canto 1?

      Ans: At the end of Canto I in Don Juan Julia was sent to a convent with the aim of purification.

(k) What appeal does Shelley make to the West Wind?

(1) What do the lamb and the tiger symbolize 1n Blake’s poems?

      Ans: The tiger symbolizes cruelty and terror. The lamb symbolizes innocence.



Answer any five questions:                                                                                                4 ´ 5 = 20

2.   Describe briefly the contemporary picture of London society as depicted in the poem London.

3.   What does Wordsworth advise his sister in Tintern Abbey?

4.   Why does Shelley call West Wind destroyer and preserver?

5.   Give a description of the spectre ship and its sailors.

6.   Describe the effect of the song of the Nightingale on the poet.

7.   Write a short note on the use of supernaturalism in the Rime of the Ancient Mariner.

8.   Briefly state the theme of Don Juan Canto I.

9.   Locate and explain with reference to the context:

      He is meek and he is mild, He became a little child.



Answer any five questions:                                                                                             10 ´ 5 = 50

l0.     Write a note on Blake’s treatment of childhood.

11.    Evaluate Michael as a Pastoral elegy.

12.    “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner is an allegory of crime, punishment and redemption”. Discuss.

13.    How has Keats established the supremacy of art over life in Ode on a Grecian Um?

14.    Consider Don Juan as a typical Byronic hero.

15.    Describe the romantic elements in Kubla Khan.

16.    Do you think Keats is an escapist? Elaborate your answer.

17.    Shelley is an optimist despite the pessimistic note in his poems. Comment