Suggestion of History of English Literature

For 2nd Year Exam-2021

Part-C [Get an eBook about the features of all ages]

  1. Describe the social picture of the Anglo-Saxon period/middle English period.
  2. What are the salient features/social pictures of the Chaucerian Age?
  3. Discuss Chaucer is the representative poet of his age/14th-century life and society.
  4. Write an essay on the English Reformation movement.
  5. Who are the university wits and what are their contributions to English Drama?
  6. How did religion and politics affect the Puritan age/ features of the Puritan age?
  7. Give a vivid description of the restoration age/ features of this age.
  8. Who are the cavalier poets? Trace their contribution to English poetry.
  9. What are the salient traits of the Neo-classical Age?
  10. “Neo-classical Age is the age of prose and reason”- why?
  11. What are the salient trends of the Victorian Age?
  12. Describe the feature of victorian novels/ write a note on victorian women novelists.
  13. Describe the characteristics of the romantic age.
  14. Describe the influence of the french revolution on romantic poetry.
  15. Describe the features of the modern novel, poetry/age

Part-B

  1. What do you know about King Alfred?
  2. Why did reformation happen in England?
  3. What is Renaissance?
  4. In what sense is John Milton a classiest?
  5. For what is Ben Jonson remarkable in the Jacobean Period?
  6. Discuss the contribution of Sir Thomas More
  7. Write about the Globe Theatre.
  8. Why is Bacon’s prose style significant??
  9. What is Romantic Movement?
  10. What Blake is called the precursor of Romanticism?
  11. Describe Coleridge’s ‘Willing Suspension of Disbelief’.
  12. Write a note on Keats’s Negative Capability.
  13. What are the features of Romantic Poetry?
  14. Write a note on “Stream of Consciousness”.
  15. What do you know by “Victorian Compromise”?
  16. Write a short note on Pre-Raphaelitism.
  17. What is the Symbolist Movement?
  18. What is Absurd Drama?

Short Notes

  • Beowulf/ The Wanderer
  • Anglicanism
  • Black Death,
  • Peasants’ Revolt
  • Protestantism/Catholicism/Puritanism
  • Humanism,
  • Pantheism
  • Decadent Play
  • John Milton/Paradise Lost
  • Metaphysical Poetry
  • Dramatic Monologue
  • Commedy of Manner
  • Utopia
  • Blank-Verse,
  • Tragedy,
  • Heroic Couplet,
  • Neo-Classicism,
  • Victorianism.
  • The Coverly Papers
  • The Spectator
  • Lyrical Ballads

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Question of 2020 exam

question of History of English Literature 1

question of History of English Literature 2

For 2nd Year Exam-2020

Part-C

  1. Describe the social picture of the Anglo-Saxon period.
  2. What are the salient features/social pictures of the Chaucerian Age?
  3. Describe the features of the Renaissance.
  4. Discuss Shakespeare’s contribution to English drama.
  5. Write an essay on the English Reformation movement.
  6. What are the salient characteristics of the Romantic Age?
  7. Who are the cavalier poets? Trace their contribution to English poetry.
  8. What are the salient traits of the Neo-classical Age?
  9. “Neo-classical Age is the age of prose and reason”- why?
  10. What are the salient trends of the Victorian Age?
  11. Discuss the 18th century as an age of satire.
  12. Describe the romantic poet’s contribution to the romantic age.
  13. Describe the features of the modern novel, drama/age

Part-B

  1. What is Anglicanism?
  2. What do you know about King Alfred?
  3. Why did reformation happen in England?
  4. What is Renaissance?
  5. In what sense is John Milton a classiest?
  6. Who are University Wits?
  7. For what is Ben Jonson remarkable in the Jacobean Period?
  8. Who are Cavalier Poets?
  9. Write about the Globe Theatre.
  10. What is the Oxford Movement?
  11. Why is Bacon’s prose style significant??
  12. What is Romantic Movement?
  13. What Blake is called the precursor of Romanticism?
  14. Describe Coleridge’s ‘Willing Suspension of Disbelief’.
  15. Write a note on Keats’s Negative Capability.
  16. What is Pantheism?
  17. What are the features of Romantic Poetry?
  18. Write a note on “Stream of Consciousness”.
  19. What do you know by “Victorian Compromise”?
  20. What do you know about “The Origin of Species”?
  21. Write a short note on Pre-Raphaelitism.
  22. What is the Symbolist Movement?
  23. What is Absurd Drama?

Short Notes

  • Anglo Saxon Chronicle,
  • Hundred Years War,
  • Black Death,
  • Protestantism,
  • Humanism,
  • Blank-Verse,
  • Tragedy,
  • Heroic Couplet,
  • Neo-Classicism,
  • Victorianism.