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'Romantic Poetry' Previous Question-2013 with Answer



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Romantic Poetry


Time : 4 hours                                                                                                     Full Marks : 80


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

(a) What is the full title of the poem "Tintem Abbey"?

      Ans: The full title of the poem “Tintern Abbey” is “Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey, on Revisiting the Banks of the Wye during a Tour. July 13, 1798.”

(b) What does the tiger symbolize in Blake's poetry?

      Ans: The tiger symbolizes cruelty and terror.

(c) What was the damsel doing in the poem Kubla Khan?

      Ans: The Abyssinian maid was playing on a dulcimer and singing of Mount Abora.   

(d) What does Blake mean by chartered street in his poem "London"?

      Ans: In the poem “London” ‘Chartered Street’ means the street which is guaranteed freedom by a royal charter.

(e) Why does Shelley urge the west wind to hear?

(f) How many people were in the skeleton ship and what were they doing? '

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

(g) Who was Cortez?

      Ans: Cortez refers to Hernan Cortes who was a famous conquistador of Spain.

(h) What do the meanest flowers reveal to the poet?

(i) How did Juan manage to flee?

      Ans: Juan manages to flee nacked from Julia's bed chamber striking Alfonso on the nose.

(j) What was the cause of quarrel between Don Jose and Donna Inez?

      Ans: Don Jose and Donna Inez were mismatched by incompatibility of character and personality. Don Alfonso had nothing to offer Donna Julia except his name and station. Theirs was a marriage of convenience.

(k) Which particular ward brings Keats back from the world of his imagination?

      Ans: The particular word that brings Keats back from the world of his imagination is “Forlon”.

(1) Why does Shelley call Skylark scorner of the ground?

      Ans: Shelley calls Skylark scorner of the ground because it flies higher and higher in the sky feeling hatred to the earth.



Answer any five questions:                                                                                                4 ´ 5 = 20

2.   What do the songs of innocence teach us about life?

3.   What characteristics of a. Byronic hero do you find in Don Juan Canto-I?

4.   What are the similes used in Skylark?

5.   What is Wordsworth’s idea of immortality of human soul in ‘Intimations of Immortality Ode?

6.   Comment on the misfortune that be fell Michael's family.

7.   Describe the imaginary palace of Kubla Khan.

8.   Explain with reference to context: "Much have I travell'd in‘ the realms of gold". ' ‘

9.   Describe how the west wind moves over land and sea.



Answer any five questions:                                                                                             10 ´ 5 = 50

10.   Write a note on Blake's use of symbols in Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience.

11.   What wishes does Shelley express in his poem.

12.   Blake's poems reveal the disparities of the society-Elucidate.

13.   How does Byron satirize the idea of conventional love and marriage?

14.   Comment on Wordsworth's experience before and after revisiting Wye.

15.   How does Shelley idealize the Skylark?

16.   Comment on Keat's attitude to melancholy.

17.   In your opinion in the ancient mariner‘s punishment for killing the Albatross fair? Whose fate is worse, the ancient mariner's or the sailors? Why?