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'Romantic Poetry' Previous Question-2017 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) Why does Blake choose a hollow reed to make his pen?

        Ans: The poet plucked a hollow reed to turn it into a rural pen that uses water as its ink.

(b) When was the poem ‘Tintern Abbey’ written?

(c) How did the Ancient Mariner begin his story?

(d) What was Dona Inez’s noblest virtue?

(e) What is meant by ‘love-ladin soul’?

(f) Why does Keats heart ache?

        Ans: Keats’ heart aches because of excessive joy caused by hearing the song of the nightingale.

(g) What evils of society are attacked in “London”?

        Ans: The evils of society attacked in “London” are the callousness of society to the chimney sweepers, the adversity of war and the lust.

(h) Why does England need Milton?

        Ans: England needs Milton for enriching the people of England with manners, virtue, freedom and power.

(i) Why did Coleridge regard ‘Kubla khan’ as a fragment?

(j) What are the features of a Byronic hero?

(k) What was the Abyssinian maid doing?

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

(1) Why is the Urin called “Cold Pastoral”?

        Ans: The Grecian urn is called 'Cold Pastoral' because the images of peaceful towns, young lovers, and bright, green trees depicted on the urn are both pastoral and eternal.



Answer any five questions:                                                                                          4 ´ 5 = 20

2. What kind of person is the nurse in the “Songs of Innocence”?

3. What ‘loss’ does the poet refer to in ‘Tintern Abbey’?

4. What romantic elements do you find in ‘Kubla Khan”?

5. What is ‘poetic license’?

6. What appeal does Shelley make to the Skylark? Why?

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

8. How are the lamb, the child and Christ connected?

9. Write a short note on Pantheism.


Answer any five questions:                                                                                       10 ´ 5 = 50

10. Bring out the mystied elements in Blake’s “Songs of Innocence and of Experience”.

11. Discuss Wordsworth’s attitude towards childhood as revealed in the “Immortality Ode”. 

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

13. Write a note on the autobiographical elements in Byron’s poetry.

14. Discuss Shelley’s use of imagery in his poem “To a Skylark”.

15. Consider Keats as a romantic poet with reference to his odes.

16. Write a note on Shelly’s treatment of nature in Adonais.

17. How is Wordsworth different from Coleridge as a romantic poet?