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'Romantic Poetry' Previous Question-2016 with Answer



Code: 221103

Romantic Poetry


Time : 4 hours                                                                                                     Full Marks : 80

[The figures in the right margin indicate full marks]


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

a) Who is called the poet of supernaturalism?

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

b) Who are the ‘Lake poets“?

     Ans: Lake Poets are a group of English poets who all lived in the Lake District of England. William Wordsworth, S.T Coleridge and Robert Southey are the lake poets.

c) What is a Bard?

     Ans: A bard is a poet who traditionally recites epics and is associated with a particular oral tradition.

d) What does the tiger symbolize?

     Ans: The tiger symbolizes cruelty and terror.

e) What is an urn?

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

f) Who was Kubla Khan?

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

g) Who is ‘She’ in “London 1802”?

     Ans: In ‘London 1802’, ‘She’ stands for England.

h) What is Xanadu?

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

i) What is an Ode?

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

j) Where was Don Juan born?

     Ans: Don Juan was born in Seville, Spain.

k) Who is Adonais?

     Ans: John Keats is Adonais in the poem "Adonais".

l) Who were the crew of the ‘specter-ship’?

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



Answer any five questions:                                                                                          4 ´ 5 = 20

2.      How is the tiger different from the lamb?

3.      What do you know about Holy Thursday?

4.      Write short note on ‘the wedding guest”?

5.      Describe the procession of mourners in ‘Adonais’.

6.      What is depicted on the ‘urn’?

7.      What do you know about Byronic hero?

8.      What does Wordsworth advise his sister in ‘Tintern Abbey’?

9.      How was the old sailor relieved of his curse?



Answer any five questions:                                                                                       10 ´ 5 = 50

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

11.    How does Shelley idealize the Skylark?

12.    ‘Kubla Khan’ is a poem about poetic creation. --Discuss

13.    Comment on Blake’s treatment of childhood with reference to his poems.

14.    What are the three stages of growth that Wordsworth refers to in “Tintern Abbey"?

15.    ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’ is an allegory of crime Punishment and redemption-Discuss.

16.    Evaluates Keats as a poet of beauty and sensuousness.

17.    Write an essay on Blake’s symbolism.