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'Romantic Poetry' Previous Question-2014 with Answer



Code: 1163

Romantic Poetry


Time: 4 hours                                                                                                             Full Marks: 80


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

a) What does the child on a cloud represent?

     Ans: The child on a cloud symbolizes Jesus Christ.

b) What is Pastoral Poetry?

     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.

c) What is noticed in every face in “London”?

     Ans: Mark of weakness and woe is noticed in every face in "London".

d) What is an Ode?

     Ans: An Ode is a lyric poem, usually addressing a particular person or thing.

e) How many sailors were on the board of the ship?

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

f) What was the Abyssinian maiden doing?

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

 g) Who was Kubla Khan?

     Ans: Kubla Khan was the grandson of Genghis Khan. He was the first emperor of Yuan dynasty.

h) What is a ballad?

     Ans: Ballad is a narrative poem which tells a grave story through dialogue and action. Its language is simple and theme is often tragic.

i) Who is Homer?

     Ans: Homer was a Greek epic poet.

j) Who is called the poet of beauty?

     Ans: Keats is called the poet of beauty.

k) Who are Juan’s parents?

     Ans: Don Jose and Donna Inez were Juan’s parents.

1) What do you know about Dorothy?

     Ans: Dorothy is the sister of William Wordsworth. She accompanied the poet in his second visit to the Wye.



Answer any five questions:                                                                                                4 ´ 5 = 20

2. Compare and contrast the two nurses in “Songs of Innocence” and “Songs of Experience’.

3. Write a short note on Supernaturalism.

4. How does Wordsworth treat childhood?

5. What is the reaction of Keats after reading Chapman’s Homer?

6. Why did the old sailor shoot the albatross?

7. Evaluate Shelley as an optimistic Poet.

8. What do you know about Byronic hero?

9. Explain with reference to the context:

She dwells with beauty-

Beauty that must die.


Answer any five questions:                                                                                             10 ´ 5 = 50

10.   “Blake’s poems illustrate two contrary states of human soul.” Elucidate.

11.   Critically evaluate “Michael” as a Pastoral elegy.

12.   ‘The Poem “Kubla Khan” itself is an explanation of romanticism’. Discuss.

13.   Evaluate Keats as a Poet of beauty and sensuousness.

14.   Comment on Shelley’s optimism in the light of “Ode to the West Wind”.  

15.   How does P.B. Shelley idealize the Skylark in his poem “Toa Skylark”?

16.   Write Byron’s “Don Juan” canto-1 as a social satire.

17.   Comment on Blake’s attitude to childhood.