Poetry Suggestion: 1st Year Final Exam- 2021

1st Year Final Exam 2021, will be held this year-2022

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Part – C

  1. What qualities of metaphysical/love poetry do you find in the poem, The Good-Morrow?
  2. Explain the central idea/main theme of Milton’s sonnet “On His Blindness”.
  3. Comment on Emily Dickinson’s treatment of Death in Because I Could Not Stop for Death.                          
  4. Comment on the imagery/sensuous elements used in “To Autumn”.                                 
  5. Write a note on Shelley’s use of imagery/optimism with reference to Ode to the West Wind.                            
  6. Discuss “The Patriot” as a Dramatic Monologue by Browning.                
  7. How does Thomas Gray glorify common men in his elegy?
  8. What is Tagore’s concept of the ideal state as suggested in the poem, Where the Mind is without Fear?
  9. Discuss the main theme, poet’s attitude, and symbols from the “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry”.
  10. Comment on the dramatic elements in ‘The Piano’.
  11. Discuss the critical appreciation of Home Burial by Robert Frost.
  12. Discuss the poet’s griefs from the Learning Grief.

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Part – B

Sonnet-18

  1. What are the major images and symbols that Shakespeare used to glorify his friend in Sonnet-XVIII?
  2. How does the speaker promise immortality to his friend in William Shakespeare’s Sonnet-18?
  3. Write a short note on ‘Sonnet’.
  4. Illustrate Shall I Compare Thee To a Summer’s Day as a sonnet.
  5. Explain with reference to the content:

“So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see,

So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.”

The Good-Morrow

1. How far is The Good-Morrow a metaphysical love poem?

2. What are the characteristics of metaphysical poetry?

3. explain:-

Whatever dyes, was not mix’d equally;

If our two loves be one, or, thou and I

Love so alike, that none doe slacken, none can die.

4. explain:-

Where can we finde two better hemispheres

Without sharpe North, without declining West?

5. Explain the allusion to the “Seven Sleepers Den”.

To Daffodils

1. Why is Herrick called Cavalier poet?

2. Why does Herrick weep to see the beautiful daffodils?

On His Blindness

1. How does Milton console himself at the end of the poem?

2. Discuss On His Blindness as a sonnet.

Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard

1. What kind of life did the villagers lead?

2. What might the dead rustics become if they got proper opportunities?

3. Explain with reference to the content:

Let not Ambition mock their useful toil,

Their homely joys, and destiny obscure;

Nor Grandeur hear with a disdainful smile

The short and simple annals of the poor.

4. Explain with reference to the content:

The boast of heraldry, the pomp of power,

And all that beauty, all that wealth e’er gave,

Awaits alike the inevitable hour

The paths of glory lead but to the grave.

I Wandered lonely as a Cloud

1. What romantic elements do you find in I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud?

2. What is Pantheism?

3. What do you understand by the term, ‘Romanticism’?

4. Mention some salient features of Wordsworth’s attitude towards nature.

5. Explain with reference to the content:

I gazed – and gazed – but little thought

6. Describe Wordsworth’s feelings after seeing the Daffodils.

Ode to the West Wind: Percy Bysshe Shelley

1. What prayer does Shelley make the west wind and why?

2. How does Shelley treat the West Wind in Ode to the West Wind?

3. How is the west wind treated as both a destroyer and a preserver?

4. Explain with reference to the content:

O Wind,

If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?

5. Explain with reference to the content:

Oh, lift me as a wave, a leaf, a cloud!

I fall upon the thorns of life! I bleed!

To Autumn

1. What is sensuousness?

2. What is an ode?

3. How does Keats personify autumn in his ode?

4. What are the fruits of Autumn?

5. What are the songs of Autumn, according to the poet?

6. Describe briefly the different activities of autumn.

7. explain:-

Where are the songs of Spring? Ay, where are they?

Think not of them, thou hast thy music too, –

How Do I Love Thee

1. How does E.B. Browning convey the idea of the passionate nature of her love for her husband?     

2. Explain and interpret the following lines:

I love thee with the breath,

Smiles, tears, of all my life!—and if God choose,

I shall but love thee better after death.

Ulysses

1. What are the qualities of Telemachus that makeup him different from his father?

2. What is a dramatic monologue? How is Ulysses by Tennyson a dramatic monologue?

3. Explain with reference to the content:

I cannot rest from travel;

I will drink life to the lees.

4. How does Victorian spirit reflect in the poem, Ulysses?

5. Explain with reference to the content:

“One equal temper of heroic hearts,

Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will

To strive, to seek, to find and not to yield.”

The Patriot

1. How was the patriot treated at the beginning and one year later?

2. What is dramatic monologue? Discuss The Patriot as a dramatic monologue.

3. How does The Patriot reflect Browning’s profound optimism?

4. What reasons do you guess are responsible for the fall of The Patriot?

5. How does Browning show the tragedy of a patriot in his poem?

Crossing Brooklyn Ferry

1. Comment on Whitman as a mystic poet.

2. “Whitman is known as a poet of democracy.” Discuss.

Because I Could Not Stop for Death

1. What things did Emily Dickinson see on her way to eternity?

2. What is Emily Dickinson’s attitude towards life, death and eternity?

3. Comment on the symbols Dickinson used in her poem, Because I Could Not Stop for Death.

Where the Mind is Without Fear

1. What spiritual elements do you find in Where the Mind is Without Fear?

2. What does Rabindranath mean by ‘narrow domestic walls’ in his poem, Where the Mind is Without Fear?

3. What does Rabindranath describe the present state of his country?

A Prayer for My Daughter

1. What does the poet pray to God and why in the poem “A Prayer for My Daughter”?

2. What does Yeats mean by “intellectual hatred” in his poem, A Prayer for My Daughter?

3. What personal elements do you find in the poem, A Prayer for My Daughter?

Home Burial

1. Write a note on the grief of the wife in Home Burial.

2. How does Frost show the relationship between Amy and her husband in his poem, Home Burial?

The Piano

1. What image of childhood do you get from the poem, The Piano?

2. How does the poet show the relation between a man and his mother in The Piano?

Fern Hill

1. How does Dylan Thomas describe his childhood in Fern Hill?

2. How does Dylan Thomas make use of the colour images in Fern Hill?

3. Explain and interpret the lines:

Time held me green and dying

Though I sang in my chains like the sea.

3. What religious elements do you find in the poem, Fern Hill?

Pike

1. What happened to the Pikes in a jar?

2. Identify and explain:-

Darkness beneath night’s darkness had freed,

That rose slowly towards me, watching.

3. Describe Pike as an animal poem.

Learning Grief

1. What is the poet’s reaction after his sister’s death in the poem, Learning Grief?

2. Write a brief note on Learning Grief.

Rhetoric and Prosody

1. Write short notes on:

  • Elegy
  • Blank Verse
  • Personification
  • Symbol
  • Ode
  • Metaphor
  • Heroic Couplet
  • Pun
  • Imagery
  • Accent
  • What is measure or foot?
  • Sonnet
  • Scansion

2. Scan the following extracts:-

(a)   Let not Ambition mock their useful toil,

Their homely joys, and destiny obscure;

Nor Grandeur hear with a disdainful smile

The short and simple annals of the poor.

(b) I wandered lonely as a cloud

That floats on high o’er vales and hills,

When all at once I saw a crowd,

A host, of golden daffodils;

Beside the lake, beneath the trees,

Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

(c)  Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?

Thou art more lovely and more temperate:

Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,

And summer’s lease hath all too short a date.

(d)  It little profits that an idle king,

By this still hearth, among these barren crags,

Match’d with an aged wife, I mete and dole

Unequal laws unto a savage race,

That hoard, and sleep, and feed, and know not me.

(e)  The curfew tolls the knell of parting day,

The lowing herd wind slowly o’ver the lea,

The ploughman homeward plods his weary way,

And leaves the world to darkness and to me.

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PART-A: Brief Questions

Sonnet 18

1. What kind of poem is a sonnet?

2. How were the morning buds on May damaged?

3. What is ‘eye of heaven’ in Sonnet-18?

4. What is the general structure of a Shakespearean sonnet?

5. What is the sub-title of Sonnet-18?

6. Who is William Shakespeare?

7. What is a sonnet?

8. How does William Shakespeare glorify or immortalize the beauty of his friend in Sonne-18?

9. Why does William Shakespeare not want to compare his friend to a day in summer?

10. ‘But thy eternal summer shall not fade’-What does the poet mean by ‘thy eternal summer’?

11. What is the main theme of the sonnet, Sonnet-18?

12. What is the Shakespearean sonnet/ English sonnet?

13. What is quatrain?

14. What is couplet?

15. What does ‘A Summer’s day’ stand for?

16. What does Shakespeare praise in Sonnet-18?

17. What does the poet mean by “eternal lines”?

18. Who is ‘Thee’ in Sonnet-18?

19. To whom is the Sonnet-18 by Shakespeare addressed?

20. How is a day in Summer in Britain?

21. What type of poem is Sonnet-18?

22. What is the name of William Shakespeare’s friend?

The Good-Morrow

1. What is ‘Seven Sleeper’s Den’?

2. What is metonymy?

3. What is monologue?

4. What is a conceit?

5. “Whatever dyes was not mixed equally’;-What is this medieval alchemy called?

6. What is Platonic love?

7. What does the phrase, “good morrow” mean?

8. What is allusion?

9. Who is the leader and founder of the metaphysical school of poetry?

10. Why is John Donne called the father of metaphysical school of poetry?

11. What is the main theme of the poem, The Good-Morrow?

12. What kind of love is in the poem, The Good-Morrow?

13. What is a cartographer?

14. What is metaphysical poetry?

15. What is metaphysical conceit?

16. What is a hemisphere?

17. Who speaks to whom in The Good-Morrow?

18. What type poem is The Good-Morrow?

To Daffodils

1. What is lyric?

2. What is the message of the poem, To Daffodils?

3. What is the tone of the poem, To Daffodils?

4. What is daffodil?

5. What type of poem is To Daffodils?

6. Who are regarded as the Cavalier Poets?

7. Why is Robert Herrick called Cavalier Poet?

8. What is a pastoral poem?

9. What is the theme of the poem, To Daffodils?

10. What is symbol?

11. What do daffodils symbolize?

12. How long do the daffodils remain?

13. What does the word ‘spring’ symbolize?

14. Who is the speaker of the poem, To Daffodils?

15. Why does the poet weep to see the daffodils?

16. Why is life compared to daffodils?

17. What does Herrick mean by “short spring”?

On His Blindness

1. Who serves God best according to Milton?

2. What is the rhyme scheme of the sonnet, On His Blindness?

3. Who is the writer of On His Blindness?

4. What does the poet mean by ‘light’?

5. How did John Milton want to serve God?

6. How does Milton console himself at the end of his poem?

7. When did Milton become blind?

8. What is Milton’s question to God?

9. Whose blindness does the poem, On His Blindness refer to?

10. What is ‘patience’?

Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard: Thomas Gray

1. What is an ‘Epitaph’?

2. Whom does Gray compare the dead villagers with?

3. “The paths of glory lead but to the grave.”–What figure of speech is used here?

4. What does the title of the poem, Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard suggest?

5. Who does Gray mourn in the poem, Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard?

6. What is elegy?

7. Who is Thomas Gray?

8. What is the tone of the poem, Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard?

9. What is ivy?

10. What is an elm?

11. What is a yew-tree?

12. What is hamlet?

13. What is furrow?

14. Whose destiny is obscure?

15. Which figure of speech is used in the line, “Let not Ambition mock their useful toil”?

16. Analyze the line, “The paths of glory lead but to the grave”.

17. Who was Milton?

18. Who was Cromwell?

19. Who was Hampden?

20. To whom the dead rustics are compared to in Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard?

21. What kind of life did the villagers lead?

22. Who are the rude forefathers of the hamlet in Elegy Written in a Country Churchayard?

23. What does the word, ‘Curfew’ mean?

24. “Some mute inglorious Milton here may rest.” – Identify the figure of speech.

I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud

1. Why is Wordsworth famous for?

2. What does Wordsworth compare the daffodils to?

3. What is hyperbole?

4. How many daffodils did the poet see?

5. Name the figure of speech used in the line, ‘Ten thousand saw I at a glance’.

6. William Wordsworth saw the daffodils beside a lake. What is the name of that lake?

7. “I wandered lonely as a cloud”- What kind of figure of speech do you find here?

8. Where did Wordsworth find the daffodils?

9. What is the bliss of solitude according to Wordsworth?

10. What is Romanticism?

11. Name at least three characteristics of Romanticism?

12. What is Lyrical Ballads?

13. Who are called the Lake poets?

14. What, according to Wordsworth, is poetry?

15. What is pantheism?

16. Who is Dorothy Wordsworth?

17. Who is called the poet of Nature?

18. Why is Wordsworth called the poet of Nature?

19. With what have the daffodils been compared?

20. Why is William Wordsworth called a Romantic poet?

Ode to the West Wind

1. Why does Shelley call the West Wind a ‘preserver’?

2. What is an ode?

3. What does the phrase, “the West Wind” symbolize?

4. Where does the West Wind blow first?

5. Whose breath is the West Wind?

6. What does Shelley call the azure sister of Autumn?

7. What does the West Wind destroy and preserve?

8. Where does the West Wind blow secondly?

9. What is a lyre?

10. What does Shelley mean by the line, “If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?”?

11. What do the words, ‘winter’ and ‘spring’ symbolize in the line, “If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?”?

12. What does Shelley dream in Ode to the West Wind?

13. What does Shelley personify in Ode to the West Wind?

14. What is pessimism?

15. What is optimism?

16. What is the rhyme scheme of the lyric, Ode to the West Wind?

17. What is terza rima?

18. What type of the poem is Ode to the West Wind?

19. What images do you find in Ode to the West Wind?

To Autumn

1. What is onomatopoeia?

2. Give an example of the use of onomatopoeia by Keats.

3. What are the musics of autumn?

4. What is an ode?

5. Name the insects mentioned in To Autumn.

6. How does Keats define Autumn?

7. Why are Autumn and the Sun called close bosom friends?

8. Why is Autumn called the season of mellow fruitfulness?

9. What is sensuousness?

10. What is personified in the ode, To Autumn?

11. How is Autumn personified in the poem, To Autumn?

12. What is Swallow?

13. Who are the singers in the poem, To Autumn?

14. Who is called the poet of beauty and sensuousness?

15. Who is the intimate friend of the Sun?

How Do I Love Thee?

1. To which literary age does E.B. Browning belong?

2. How many times does Elizabeth Barrett Browning use the phrase, ‘I love thee’?

3. What type of a poem is How Do I Love Thee?

4. Who is ‘Portuguese’ for Robert Browning?

5. How does E.B. Browning convey the idea of the immortality of her love?

6. What does the poet mean by ‘Ideal Grace’ in the poem, How Do I Love Thee?

7. Who was E.B. Browning’s husband?

8. What does the poet suggest by “Sun and candle light”?

Ulysses

1. Who is Penelope?

2. Who was Achilles?

3. “I will drink life to the lees”–What figure of speech is used here?

4. “I will drink life to the lees” –What does the line mean?

5. Who is Ulysses?

6. What does ‘Ulysses’ symbolize?

7. Who is the son of Ulysses?/Who is Telemachus?

8. What does Ulysses say about his wife?

9. What is dramatic monologue?

10. “I am becoming a name”–What does the line mean?

11. What does Ithaca symbolize?

12. What kind of poem is Ulysses?

13. Why can’t Ulysses match with his wife?

14. How does Ulysses criticize the laws of his country?

15. How is life presented in Ithaca?

16. What Victorian spirit do you find in Ulysses?

17. What is the Greek name of Ulysses?

18. What is a dramatic monologue?

The Patriot

1. “Thus I entered, and thus I go!” – Who is the speaker?

2. Who is “Portuguese” for Robert Browning?

3. What is ‘Shambl’s Gate’?

4. What is monologue?

5. “It was roses, roses, all the way”–What does the ‘roses’ symbolize?

6. What does the speaker mean when he says, “Thus I entered, and thus I go”?

7. Who is the speaker of the poem, The Patriot?

8. How was the air when the patriot entered the city?

9. Why did the people fling stones at him?

10. What is scaffold?

11. Who is a patriot?

Crossing the Brooklyn Ferry

1. Name the places connected by the river in Crossing the Brooklyn Ferry?

2. Where was Walt Whitman born?

3. What did Whitman do when he lived in Brooklyn?

4. What type of poem is Crossing the Brooklyn Ferry?

5.Q What is Whitman’s idea about human?

6. What is Leaves of Grass?

7. Which season is mentioned in this poem?

8. Which rhyme scheme is used in this poem?

9. Which river was the poet crossing?

10. What was the previous title of the poem, Crossing the Brooklyn Ferry?

11. What is Song of Myself?

12. Write down the major poems of Whitman.

13. What is the poem, Crossing Brooklyn Ferry about?

14. What is the main theme of the poem, Crossing the Brooklyn Ferry?

15. Who is Walt Whitman?

16. What is Brooklyn Ferry used for?

17. What does ‘ferry’ symbolize in the poem, Crossing Brooklyn Ferry?

18. What is Whitman’s idea about human?

19. What was the moment when the man was crossing Broklyn Ferry?

20. How was the poet when he was crossing the ferry?

21. What does the line, “It avails not, neither time nor place-instance avails not” mean?

22. Why is Whitman battling against the experience of “alienation”?

23. What does Whitman see while crossing Brooklyn Ferry?

24. What does Whitman say to the sea-birds?

25. What does Whitman mean by the phrase, ‘the well-joined scheme’?

26. What are the things that Whitman sees face to face?

27. What is a scallop?

28. What does ‘time’ signify in the line, “The time will come, though I stop here to-day and to-night”?

29. What did Whitman do when he lived in Brooklyn?

30. How does Whitman express his admiration for Manhattan in Crossing Brooklyn Ferry?

31. What does Whitman bid the river to do?

32. What does Whitman ask the waves to do?

33. How are the waves as Whitman says in his poem?

34. Which river was Whitman crossing?

35. How does Whitman describe his brain?

36. With what does Whitman compare the boat?

37. How do we, according to Whitman, know the spirit?

38. How do we, according to Whitman, achieve the spiritual reality?

39. Whom did Whitman raise authority question?

40. What did people look like to Whitman?

41. What do you mean by well-join’d scheme?

42. What is the meaning of “the similitudes of the past”?

43. What is not matter to Whitman?

44. How do the generations communicate in Crossing Brooklyn Ferry ?

45. How is the identity received in Crossing Brooklyn Ferry?

46. Which bad habits did the poet have as he mentions in his poem, Crossing Brooklyn Ferry?

Because I Could Not Stop For Death

1. Who are the riders of the carriage in Because I Could Not Stop For Death?

2. How many characters are there in the lyric Because I Could Not Stop For Death?

3. “Because I Cloud not Stop for Death”–Why could not the speaker stop for death?

4. What type of poem is Because I Cloud not Stop for Death?

5. What does the phrase, “Setting Sun” signify?

6. What is mysticism?

Where the Mind is Without Fear

1. What kind of freedom does Tagore want for his countrymen?

2. Whom does Tagore address as ‘my father’?

3. ‘Where knowledge is free’–Who said this?

4. How can knowledge be free?

5. What does Rabindranath pray to God?

6. When and why did Rabindranath win the Nobel Prize?

7. What is a hymn?

8. What type of heaven does the poet prays for his countrymen?

9. “Where the mind is without fear…”–What does Tagore mean by “Where”?

10. Where does the poem, Where the Mind is Without Fear appear?

11. What is the name of the original Bengali poem of Where the Mind is Without Fear?

12. What is meant by “knowledge is free”?

13. Which book of Tagore is the poem, “Where the Mind is Without Fear” taken from?

A Prayer for My Daughter

1. What does Yeats mean by ‘intellectual hatred’?

2. What is the nationality of W.B. Yeats?

3. Who is Maud Gonne?

4. What type of beauty does Yeats prays for his daughter?

5. Why has the poet prayed for his daughter?

6. Whom should the daughter of Yeats marry?

7. To which literary age does W.B. Yeats belong?

8. What was the name of Yeats’ daughter?

9. What is the central theme of the poem, A Prayer for My Daughter?

10. What kind of poem is A Prayer for My Daughter?

11. How long does Yeats pray for his daughter?

12. What qualities does the poet want for his daughter?

13. Who is Helen?

14. What does the ‘storm’ symbolize?

15. What does the linnet symbolize?

Home Burial

1. Why is Robert Frost called a regional poet?

2. Name the wife of Home Burial.

3. What is the theme of the poem, Home Burial?

4. Why is Robert Frost called a modern poet?

5. Why does the wife want to leave her husband?

6. What is the subject-matter of the poem, Home Burial?

7. Who dug the grave in the poem, Home Burial?

8. What type of mother is Amy in Home Burial?

9. Why was Amy angry with her husband in Frost’s poem, Home Burial?

10. What is Pulitzer Prize?

11. What are the two tragedies in the poem, Home Burial?

12. What is the cause of conflict between husband and wife in the poem, Home Burial?

The Piano

1. What is ‘savage pilgrimage’?

2. Why does D.H. Lawrence’s heart weep to remember the old Sunday evenings at home?

3. Why is the music of piano important in the poet’s life?

4. What is ‘vista’?

5. Where was the child sitting?

6. Who was the mother?

7. What does the word ‘insidious’ mean?

8. What is sibilance?

9. What does the poet D.H. Lawrence want to say in his poem, The Piano?

10. Who used to play on the piano?

11. What is the main theme of the poem, The Piano?

12. What is the effect of the song on the poet’s mind in the poem, The Piano?

13. What type of song does the mother of the poet sing to him in The Piano?

Fern Hill

1. Why is Dylan Thomas called a Womb-tomb poet?

2. What is “Sabbath”?

3. What is Fern Hill?

4. How was the house of the Fern Hill?

5. Write about the tone of the poem Fern Hill.

6. What is the main theme of the poem Fern Hill?

7. What is a pastoral poem?

8. How does the poem, Fern Hill open?

9. What does the poet celebrate in his poem, Fern Hill?

10. What was the golden time of Thomas’ life?

11. What kind of life did Dylan Thomas spend at Fern Hill?

12. How was the house at Fern Hill?

13. How happy was Dylan Thomas at Fern Hill?

14. Who allowed the poet to hail the wagons and climb on them in Fern Hill?

15. Who is the hero in the poem, Fern Hill?

16. Who is the protragonist in the poem, Fern Hill?

17. To whom is time gracious in Fern Hill?

18. How is the turning of time in Fern Hill?

19. “I was prince of the apple towns”. Who was this prince?

20. What does the word, ‘lordly’ mean in the poem, Fern Hill?

21. What does the word, ‘green’ mean in the poem, Fern Hill?

22. What does the word, ‘huntsman’ mean?

23. What does the word, ‘herdsman’ mean?

24. Who are Adam and Maiden mentioned in the poem, Fern Hill?

25. What does the word, ‘spell-bound’ mean?

26. What does the word, ‘whinnying’ mean?

27. What is nightjar?

28. What does the phrase, “lamb white” signify in Fern Hill?

29. What does ‘lamb’ symbolise in Fern Hill?

30. What does the word, ‘thronged’ mean?

31. What is personified in the poem, Fern Hill?

32. What figure of speech do you find in the line, “Time held me green and dying”?

33. What does the phrase, “all the sun long” mean?

34. What figure of speech do you find in the line, “Though I sang in my chains like the sea”?

35. What does the poet treat mainly in his poem, Fern Hill?

36. What romantic elements do you find in Fern Hill?

37. What does Dylan Thomas glorify in Fern Hill?

Pike

1. What is the colour of the pike?

2. What kind of fish is a pike?

3. Which literary Age does Ted Hughes belong to?

4. Where do the pikes live?

5. How long were the three pikes kept in the glass jar?

6. How is a pike?

7. Who is the ‘Zoo Laureate’?

8. What is heraldry?

9. What was the full name of Ted Hughes?

10. What kind of poem is “Pike”?

11. Who is often called a poet of violence?

12. What is primitive energy?

13. What kind of imagery do you find in Pike?

14. What do you understand by animal poem?

15. “Killers from the egg” – what do you understand by this line?

16. Who are the killers from the eggs?

17. What does the word ‘malevolent’ mean?

18. What does the word ‘silhouette’ mean?

19. What is meant by a say belly?

20. “fed fry to them” – what is fry?

Learning Grief

1. How did the poet Kaiser Haq pass his days after his sister’s death?

2. What figure of speech is used in the phrase, ‘clock of my life’?

3. What is the theme of the poem, Learning Grief?

4. How did the poet realize that he had learned grief?

5. What did the poet give to his grandmother in her deathbed in the poem, Learning Grief?

6. What is ‘dark mop of cloud’?

7. How old was the poet when his granny died?

8. Why was the poet dragged from the bed when he was sleeping?

9. What does the word, ‘drag’ suggest in Learning Grief?

10. How old is the speaker of Learning Grief when is talking about his past experience?

11. What did the poet do after letting her granny drink?

12. Why did the speaker of Learning Grief go back to sleep?

13. What did the speaker of Learning Grief see when he woke up?

14. What did the poet mean by ‘religious professionals’?

15. What were the religious professionals doing in Learning Grief?

16. Who were reciting from the holy Quran in Learning Grief?

17. Why were the religious professionals reciting from the holy scriptures in Learning Grief?

18. What was the sound of the recitation in Learning Grief?

19. What was the style of recitation of the scriptures in Learning Grief?

20. What does the word, ‘droning’ mean?

21. How did the incense smoke rise in Learning Grief?

22. What did the eyes of poet’s father look like?

23. Who said “His mother has died” in Learning Grief?

24. What did the speaker feel at the death of his grandmother in Learning Grief?

25. When did the speaker’s clock of life stop in the poem, Learning Grief?

26. How old was the speaker when his sister died in Learning Grief?

27. What does the poet mean by stopping of clock of life in his poem, Learning Grief?

28. To what did the speaker compare his sister in Learning Grief?

29. Who had got pneumonia in Learning Grief?

30. Which disease did the sister of the poet put her life end in Learning Grief?

31. How did the sister of the poet die in Learning Grief?

32. How long was the gloom of the poet’s mother in Learning Grief?

33. How day can be tasteless in Learning Grief?

34. How does the poet express his experience of tasteless day in Learning Grief?

35. How was the poet’s mood after the death of sister in Learning Grief?

36. When did the clock of the poet’s life begin to tick again in Learning Grief?

37. What type of learning does the poem, Learning Grief?

Rhetoric and Prosody

1. What is the difference between a simile and a metaphor?

2. What is hyperbole?

3. What is personification?

4. What is metonymy?

5. What is paradox?

6. What is pastoral poem?

7. What is allusion?

8. What is meant by ‘egalitarianism’?

9. Define metaphor.

10. Who first used blank verse in English?

11. What is oxymoron?

12. Give an example of oxymoron.

13. Define Oxymoron with an example.

14.What is Scansion?

15. What is accent?

16.What is synaesthesia?

17. What is ottava rima?

18. What is blank verse?

19. What is heroic couplet?

20. What is foot/measure?

21. What is simile?

22. What is symbol?

23. What is couplet?

24. What is free verse?

25. What is climax?

Question of 2020
Question of 2020

Part-C, For- 2020

  1. How does Shakespeare immortalize/glorify his friend in his “Sonnet- 18”?
  2. Comment on Wordsworth’s treatment of nature in “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud”.
  3. Explain the central idea of Milton’s sonnet “On His Blindness”.
  4. Describe the Victorian Spirit/features as reflected in the poem ‘Ulysses’.
  5. Comment on the treatment of childhood/imagery in “Fern Hill”.
  6. Elucidate the poet’s grief in the poem “Learning Grief”.
  7. Describe the metaphysical elements in the poem “The Good Morrow”.
  8. Comment in the imagery/sensuous elements used in “To Autumn”.
  9. Comment on Shelley’s optimism/imagery in “Ode to the west wind”.
  10. Comment on the imagery used in “How Do I Love Thee”.
  11. Write Critical appreciation of “To Daffodils”.
  12. Comment on the treatment of death in ‘Because I could Not Stop for Death’.
  13. Write an essay in the personal elements in Yeats’ ‘A prayer for my Daughter’.
  14. Pike is an indication of human violence/horror themes- discuss.
  15. Discuss “The Patriot” as a dramatic Monologue by Browning.

Short Questions

Part-B

  1. How does Milton find consolation at the end of the poem “On His Blindness”?
  2. Who according to Milton, serves God best?
  3. What are the characteristics of metaphysical poetry?
  4. Mentions some conceits used by John Donne in the poem “The Good Morrow”.
  5. How did people receive the patriot a year ago?
  6. What romantic elements do you find in “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud”?
  7. How was the life of the villagers in ” Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard”?
  8. Give an account of E. B. Browning’s intense love. /How does E. B. Browning express her love?
  9. How do the images of “To Autumn” appeal to your senses?
  10. What are the sensuous elements found in the poem “Ode to Autumn”?
  11. Comment on Whitman as a mystic poet.
  12. What image of childhood do you get from the poem “Piano”?
  13. What spiritual elements do you find in “Where the Mind is Without Fear”?
  14. What is Rabindranath’s central concept of an ideal country?
  15. What prayer does Shelley make to the west wind and why?
  16. How is the west wind treated as both a destroyer and a preserver?
  17. Describe ” Pike” as an animal poem.
  18. What is the poet’s reaction after his sister’s death?
  19. Describe “Shall I Compare Thee” as a sonnet.
  20. Why does Herrick weep to see the beautiful daffodil?
  21. How was the poet inspired by the sight of the daffodils?
  22. Justify the title of the poem “Piano”.
  23. What does the poet pray to God and why in the poem “A Prayer for My Daughter”?
  24. At the time of crossing the ferry, how does Walt Whitman describe different sights?
  25. Write a brief note on “Learning Grief”.