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'Romantic Poetry' Previous Question-2015 with Answer



Code: 221103

Romantic Poetry


Time: 4 hours                                                                                                             Full Marks: 80


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

a) What does the phrase ‘Abraham’s bosom’ mean?

     Ans: The phrase "Abraham's bosom" means the place of comfort in the Biblical Sheol where the righteous dead await Judgment Day.

b) What is the central image in the poem ‘Kubla Khan’?

     Ans: The central image in the poem 'Kubla Khan' is the ‘pleasure-doom’.

c) What is an elegy?

     Ans: An elegy is a sad poem to lament for someone who is dead.

d) How was Juan in his childhood?

     Ans: Don Juan was a little curly haired child, a mischief making monkey in his childhood.

e) How does the poet want to fly with the Nightlngale?

     Ans: The poet wants to fly with the nightingale “on the viewless wings of Poesy”.

f) How does Keats enjoy Homer?

g) What did Tom see in his Dream? ‘

     Ans: Tom saw an angel with a bright key in his dream.  

h) Why is Jesus Christ called the lamb?

     Ans: Christ is called the Lamb because he is meek and mild like the lamb.

i) What is the moral of the poem ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’?" '

     Ans: The moral of the poem, "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’ is “He prayeth best, who loveth best”.

j) Which three classes are represented in the poem ‘London’?

     Ans: The chimney sweeper, the soldier and the harlot are represented in the poem London.

k) Where is Tintem Abbey situated?

     Ans: Tintern Abbey is situated adjacent to the village of Tintern in Monmouthshire, on the Welsh bank of the River Wye.

1) “No, no I go not to Lethe”---Whom does Keats address here?

     Ans: Keats addresses every melancholic person and asks him/her not to go to Lethe for getting rid of melancholy.




Answer any five questions:                                                                                                4 ´ 5 = 20

2.   Why does Wordsworth request Milton to return to London?

3.   What are the Josses and gains in life as mentioned in the poet “Immortality Ode”?

4.   What do you know about education of Donna Inez?

5.   How does Blake criticize society in the poem “London”?

6.   Draw the significance of Death and Life-in-Death in “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner”.

7.   Describe the conditions of the chimney sweepers.

8.   What request does the poet make to Skylark?

9.   Why does Shelley forbid men to mourn for Adonais?



Answer any five questions:                                                                                             10 ´ 5 = 50

10.   What are the features of a Byronic hero? Discuss with reference to Canto of Don Juan.

11.   Comment on the treatment of nature in Wordsworth’s “Tintem Abbey”.

12.   ‘Life is short but art is long’ -explain it in the light of Keats’ Poems.

13.   Write a critical appreciation of the poem ‘Tiger’.

14.   How does Coleridge mingle the natural and supernatural in the poem “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner”?

15.   Do you think Keats wants to escape from reality? Justify your answer from your study of Keats.

16.   Write a critical appreciation of the poem “London 1802”.

17.   Discuss ‘Adonis’ as a pastoral elegy.