Monday, 5 January 2015


YEAR 1997
Attempt FIVE questions in all. All questions carry equal marks. 
1. Explain with reference to the context any THREE of the followings:
(i) Foul whisp rings are abroad. Unnatural deeds.
Do breed unnatural troubles. Infected minds
To their deaf pillows will discharge their secrets
More needs she the Diving than the physician.
(ii) Yet be it less or more or soon or slow.
It shall be still in strictest measure even
To that sure  lot however mean or high.
Towards which time leads me, and the will of Heaven.
All is, if I have the grace to use it so.
As ever in my great Task-Master eye.
(iii) The Chief's eye flashed, but presently
Softened itself, as shealthex
A film the mother -- eagle's eye
When her brushed eagle breathes
(iv) Green pastures she views in the midst of the dale
Down which she so often has tripped with her pail
And a single small cottage, a nest like a dove's
That only one dwelling on earth that she loves.
(v) Nature's first green is gold
Her hardest hue to hold
Her early leaf is a flower
But only so an hour
Then leaf subsides in leaf
So Eden sank in grief
So down goes down to day
Nothing gold can stay
(vi) His soul has in its Autumn, when his wings
He furleth close, concluded so to look
On mists in idleness - to let fair things
Pass by unheeded as a threshold brook.
He has his winter too of pale misfeature.
Or else he would forego his mortal nature.
2. Are pity and fear produced in Macbeth? Discuss. OR
Write a character sketch of King Duncan.
3. Macbeth ends himself as a soulless man, as a beast chained in a stake and slaughtered like a beast. Discuss. OR
Comment upon Section III, Act III, Knocking Scene, or Porter Scene in which Porter speaks to himself. (Macbeth by Shakespeare)
4. Write a note on the poetic qualities of Robert Frost.
5. Wordsworth is opposed to gross materialism in his poems. Explain.
6. In Paradise Lost, Book IX, Milton shows love of Adam for Eve in lines from 896 to 916. Write a note on this praise.
7. Critically examine Keats's Ode to Autumn.
8. Write a note on Browning as a dramatic poet. 

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