Thursday, 8 January 2015


4. YEAR 1999
Attempt FIVE questions in all including Question No. 1 which is COMPULSORY and TWO questions from each section. All questions carry equal marks. 
1. Explain with reference to the context any THREE of the following;
(i) "His state is kindly: thousand at his bidding speed. 
And post over land and ocean without rest: 
They also server who only stand and wait."
(ii) Dear God! The very houses seem asleep;
And all that mighty heart is lying still! 
(iii) "Hedge-Cricket's sing; and now with treble soft
The red breast whistles from a garden craft;
And gathering swallows twitter in the skies"
(iv) Shall change, shall become first a peace out of pain, 
Then a light, thee thy breast, 
O thou soul of my soul! I shall clasp thee again, 
And with God be the rest!
(v) "We fail?
But screw your courage to the sticking place.
And we will not fail."
(vi) "Sleep that knits up the raveled sleeve of care.
The death of each day" life, sore labour's bath. 
Balm of hurt minds, great natures second course. 
Chief nourisher  in life's feast". 
2. Write a detailed note on the theme of darkness in "Macbeth".
3. In Macbeth a 'tragedy of destiny; or a 'tragedy of character'? Do you attribute Macbeth's downfall to fate or to a weakness in himself?
4. How far Lady Macbeth was responsible for the murder of King Duncan?
5. Critically examine the character of Banquo?
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. In "The Reverie of Poor Susan", we find Wordsworth a champion of the cause of the destitute and the downtrodden. Elaborate.
8. Like Romantics, Keats also love Nature. Explain.
9. Discuss Browning's "My Last Duchess" as a dramatic monologue.
10. Write a note on the poetic qualities of Robert Frost.   

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