6. PAST PAPERS (PART II)

PAST PAPERS - PART TWO

1. YEAR 1997
Attempt FIVE questions in all. All questions carry equal marks. 
SECTION - A
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)
SECTION - B
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.
2. YEAR 1997 (Supplementary) 
Attempt FIVE questions in all. All questions carry equal marks. 
SECTION - A
1. Explain with reference to the context any THREE of the following:
(i) "You are wounded!" "Nay", the soldier's pride
Touched to the quick, he said;
"I'm killed, sir!" And this chief beside,
Smiling the boy fell dead.
(ii) The disease is beyond my practice.
Yet I have known those which
Have walked in their sleep who
Have died holily in their beds.
(iii) How soon both time, the subtle thief of youth
Stolen on his wing my three & tweltieth year
My hasting days fly on with full career,
But my late spring no bud no blossom skew'
Perhaps my semblance might deceive the truth
(iv) Ever let the Fancy room
Pleasure never is at home
At a touch sweat pleasure melth
Like to bubbles when rain pelteth
(v) She looks and her heart is in heaven but they fade
The mist and the river, the hill and the shade
The stream will not flow, and the hill will not rise
And the colours have all passed away from her eyes.
(vi) I have been once acquainted with the night
I have walked out in rain and back in rain
I have outwalked the furthest city light
2. What is the tragic flaw? Find in the Macbeth in 'Macbeth' by Shakespeare. OR
Write a character sketch of Lady Macbeth.
3. Lady Macbeth underestimates the crime committed by her husband when she says the litter water clears us of the dead, how easy is then? What do you think about its truth/reality with reference to Macbeth by Shakespeare? OR
Do you think that there is a moral purpose in the play 'Macbeth' by Shakespeare?
SECTION - B
4. Critically examine lines 1-26 of Paradise Lost Book I by Milton.
5. In spite of gloom, Bereft is not a poem of despair. Discuss.
6. Discuss how Wordsworth gives importance to imagination.
7. Discuss Keats as a writer of Odes with reference to those you have studied.
8. Discuss Browning's treatment of Nature with reference to his poems in your syllabus.
3. YEAR 1998
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) "O fairest of creation, last and best
Of all God's works; creature in whom excelled
Whatever can to sight or thought be formed,
Holy, Diving, good amiable, or sweet!
(ii) ..... And I have felt
A presence that disturbs me with the joy
Of elevated thoughts; a sense sublime
Of something far more deeply infused,
(iii) Fear death? To feel the fog in my throat
The mist in my face, 
When the snows begin, and the blasts denote
I am nearing the place. 
(iv) ..... Come, sealing night;
Scarf up the tender eye of pitiful day
And with the bloody and invisible hand
Cancel and tear to pieces that great bond
Which keeps it pale!
(v) Where are the songs of spring? Ay, where are they?
Think not of them, thou hast thy music too, 
While barred clouds bloom the soft-dying day, 
And touch the stubble-plains with rosy hue. 
(vi) I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence;
Two roads diverged in a wood and I 
I took the one less travelled by, 
And that had made all the difference. 
SECTION - A
2. To what extent are the decisions and actions of Macbeth influenced by the witches? 
3. Write a note on the murder scene of King Duncan. 
4. What do you know about Macduff. 
5. Banquo like  Macbeth was ambitious but of less degree. Explain.
SECTION - B
6. Discuss the poetry of Robert Frost as the poetry of isolation. 
7. Like Romantics, Keats also loves Nature. Explain. 
8. Critically examine Milton's poem "On His Twenty Third Birthday". 
9. "Ode on Intimation of Immorality" by Wordsworth is lyrical and emotional besides philosophical. What is your estimate? 
10. Write a note on the obscurity of  Browning's poetry. 
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". 
SECTION - A
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?
SECTION - B
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.   
5. YEAR 2000
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) "..........I have no spur
To prick the sides of my intent, but only
Valuating ambition, which overleaps itself
And falls on the other."
(ii) "Towards which Time leads me, and the will of Heaven, 
All is, if have grace to use it so, 
And ever in my great task master's eye".
(iii) "And in thy voice I catch
The language of my former heart, and read
My former pleasures in the shooting lights
Of thy wild eyes". 
(iv) "Who hath not seen thee oft amid the store? 
Sometimes whoever seeks abroad may find
Thee sitting careless on a granary floor."
(v) "One thought in agony of strife, 
The bravest would have by for friend, 
The memory that he closes the life."
(vi) "Then the light, then thy breast, 
O thou soul of my soul! I shall clasp thee again.
And with God be the rest!" 
SECTION - A
2. Discuss the use of dramatic irony in the play "Macbeth". 
3. "Macbeth defines a particular kind of evil, the evil that results from a lust for power." Discuss. 
4. Write a detailed note on the use of supernatural in "Macbeth". 
5. How far Lady Macbeth was responsible for the murder of King Duncan? 
SECTION - B
6. In "The Reverie of Poor Susan", we find Wordsworth a champion of the cause of the destitute and the downtrodden. Elaborate. 
7. "There are four seasons in the mind of man." Explain this in terms of Keats' poem "The Human Seasons." 
8. Discuss in detail the consequence of "Man's first disobedience of God."
9. Discuss the patriotic theme of Browning's "Incident of the French Camp."
10. Write a note on the poetic qualities of Robert Frost.  
6. YEAR 2001
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) "This even handed justice
Commends the ingredience of your poisoned chalice
To our lips". 
(ii) "Steep that knits up the raveled sleeve of care, 
The death of each day's life, sore labour's bath, 
Balm of hurt minds, great natures second course, 
Chief nourisher in life's feast."
(iii) "For I have learned
To look on nature, not as in the hour
Of thoughtless youth; but hearing often times
The still, sad music of humanity."
(iv) "Towards which Time leads me, and the will of Heaven, 
All is, if grace to use it so, 
As ever in my great task master's eye." 
(v) "And sometimes like a gleaner thou dost keep steady
Thy laden head across a book;
Or by a cider-press, with patient look
Thou watchest the last ooing hour by hours."
(vi) "Shall change, shall become first a peace out of pain,
Then a light, they breast,
Thou soul of my soul; I shall clasp thee again, 
And with God be the rest!"
SECTION - A 
2. To what extent are decisions and actions of Macbeth influenced by the witches? 
3. Write a detailed note on the theme of darkness in Macbeth. 
4. What do you know about Macduff? Write in detail. 
5. "Macbeth defines a particular kind of evil - the evil that results from the best of power." Discuss in detail. 
SECTION - B
6. Critically examine Milton's poem, "On His Blindness". 
7. 'Ode on Intimation of Immortality' by Wordsworth is lyrical and emotional besides philosophical. What is your estimate? 
8. "The poetry of earth is not dead". Explain this line in terms of Keats' sonnet 'On the Grasshopper and Cricket'. 
9. Write a note on the poetic qualities of Robert Frost. 
10. Discuss the patriotic theme in Browning's 'Incident of the French Camp'. 
7. YEAR 2002
Attempt FIVE questions in all including Question No. 1 which is COMPULSORY ant two questions from each section. All questions carry equal marks. 
1. Explain with reference to the context any THREE of the following:
(i) Thou from the first
Wast present, and with might wings outspread;
Dove - like sat'st broading
(ii) Turn wheresoe'er I may,
By night or day,
The things which I have seen I now can see no more.
(iii) Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness,
Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;
Sir,'t was not.
(iv) Her husband's presence only, called that spot of joy
Into the Duchess' cheek.
(v) To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice
(vi) And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
SECTION - A 
2. What is the motive of Macbeth and how does he execute it?
3. Of all Shakespeare's female characters Lady Macbeth stands out in ambition and perseverance. Discuss.
4. Is Jimmy Porter a victim or victimiser or both?
5. Discuss "Look Back in Anger" as a new voice and new message in the post war society.
SECTION - B
6. Bring out the simplicity and fluidity of Milton's poetry in 'How Soon Hath Time'.
7. Bring out Wordsworth's love of nature from any two poems included in your course.
8. Discuss Keats' 'To Autumn' as a great poem of superb design.
9. Critically evaluate Browning's 'Prospice'.
10. Discuss Robert Frost as a poet of Nature.
8. YEAR 2003
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) The poetry of earth is never dead;
When all the birds are faint with the hot sun, 
And hide in cooling tree, ......
(ii) At a touch sweet pleasure melteth, 
Like to bubbles when rain peltech. 
(iii) To serve there with my Maker and present
My true account, lest he returning chide;
'Doth God exact day - labour, light deny'd'.
(iv) The child is the father of the Man; 
And I could wish my days to be
Bound each to each in natural piety.
(v) Round the cape of a sudden came the sea, 
And the sun looked over the mountain's rim. 
(vi) Yet knowing how way leads on to way, 
I doubted if I should ever come back. 
SECTION - A
2. What is the most crucial moment in 'Macbeth' and what does it lead to? 
3. Discuss moral atmosphere in 'Macbeth'. 
4. What is Tennessee William trying to repel and expose in "Glass Menagerie"? 
5. Can we regard Amanda as a typical American mother? Elaborate. 
SECTION- B
6. Critically appreciate Milton's 'On His Blindness'. 
7. To Wordsworth nature was a teacher as well as healer. Elaborate with the help of any two poems in your course. 
8. Bring out Keats' love of Beauty and Nature from the poems included in your course. 
9. Attempt critical appreciation of 'Incident of the French Camp' by Robert Browning. 
10. Frost is a poet of human situations, solitariness and deprivation. Elaborate with the help of poems in your course.  
9. YEAR 2004
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) He says that leaves are old and that for flowers
Mid-summer is to spring as one to ten. 
(ii) Burningly it came on me all at once
This was the place! Those two hills on the light, 
Crouched like two bulls locked horn in horn in fight;
(iii) When the Night doth meet the Noon
In a dark conspiracy
To banish Ever from her sky. 
(iv) In the faith that looks through the death
In years that bring the philosophic mind
(v) Holy, divine, good amiable, or sweet!
How art thou lost! how on a sudden lost! 
Defaced, deflower'd, and now to death devote!
(vi) That were an ignoring and shame beneath
This downfall; since by fate, the strength of gods, 
And this Empyreal substance, cannot fail. 
SECTION - A
2. One of the beauties of 'Macbeth' by Shakespeare lies in the intensity of debate between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. Elaborate. 
3. Is Lady Macbeth evil incarnate or is there any redeeming feature in her character? 
4. Illusion permeates the atmosphere of 'The Glass Menagerie' by Tennessee William as theme as well as symbol. Elaborate. 
5. Draw a character sketch of Tom Wingfield in the 'The Glass Menagerie'. 
SECTION - B
6. Bring out the beauties of Milton's style as for as you find them in the poems included in your course. 
7. Wordsworth has fairly succeeded in capturing the feelings, the sensations and the desires of childhood in his 'Ode on Intimations and Immortality'. Elaborate. 
8. How far can we call Keats' 'Ode to Fancy' his representative poem? 
9. Bring out Robert Browning's optimism with the help of any two poems included in your course. 
10. Where does the magic that captures our attention lie in Robert Frost's 'Road Not Taken'? 
10. YEAR 2005
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) "Should God create another Eve, and I 
Another rib afford, yet loss of thee
Would never from any heart..."
(ii) "Earth has not anything to show more fair
Dull would he be of soul who could pass by
A sight so touching in its majesty..." 
(iii) At a touch sweet pleasure melteth
Like to bubbles when rain pelteth
(iv) Some say the world will end in fire, 
Some say in ice, 
From what I've tested of desire
I hold with those who favour fire. 
(v) And a voice less loud, thro its joys and fears, 
Than the two hearts beating each to each!
(vi) "Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player, 
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage, 
And then is heard no more."
SECTION - A
2. What is tragic flaw in Macbeth's character? How far does it contribute to his tragedy? 
3. "The opening scenes of Shakespeare's plays are always important from dramatic point of view". Discuss with reference to Macbeth. 
4. Does the action of the Glass Menagerie consist mainly of inward or outward events? 
5. Write a note on T.T. William's art of characterization. 
SECTION - B
6. Write a note on Browning's optimism. 
7. Bring out the elements of modernity in Frost's poetry. 
8. Write a critical appreciation of the poem 'Meg Merrilies'. 
9. Discuss the loss of spiritualism as lamented by Wordsworth in different poems you have read. 
10. What picture of Satan do you get from lines 105-124 (Book I, Paradise Lost) 
11. YEAR 2006
Attempt FIVE questions in all. Question No. 1 is COMPULSORY and attempt TWO questions from each section. All questions carry equal marks.
1. Explain with reference to the context any THREE of the following: 
(i) .... O, fairest of creations, last and best of all 
God's works;
(ii) ... And I have felt 
A presence that disturbs me with joy
Of elevated thoughts; a sense sublime ....
(iii) Two roads, diverged in a wood and I, 
I took the one less traveled by 
And that has made all the difference. 
(iv) That's my Duchess painted on the wall
Looking as if she were alive; I call
That piece of wonder, now:
(v) Ever let the fancy roam
Pleasure never is at home:
(vi) Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage. 
And then is heard no more. 
SECTION - A
2. Write a note on the murder scene of King Duncan. 
3. Banquo was less ambitious. Why? 
4. Discuss the theme of illusion in the play 'The Glass Menagerie'.
5. Draw a character sketch of Tom Wingfield in 'The Glass Menagerie' 
SECTION - B
6. Discuss Milton as a poet of religious temperament. 
7. Wordsworth is a poet of childhood. Discuss with reference to his 'Ode on Intimations of Immortality'. 
8. Do you agree that 'Acquainted with the Night' is a sad and gloomy poem? 
9. Write a critical appreciation of 'Bards of Passion and Mirth Ode' by John Keats. 
10. Discuss Robert Browning's optimism with the help of any three poems included in your course. 
12. YEAR 2007
Attempt FIVE questions in all. Question No. 1 is COMPULSORY. In addition attempt at least TWO questions from each section. All questions carry equal marks. 
1. Explain with reference to the context any THREE of the following:
(i) I may assert eternal providence.
And justify the ways of God to man.
(ii) These beauteous forms
As is a landscape to a blind man's eye.
But oft, in the lonely rooms,
And 'mid the din'
Of towns and cities.
(iii) Seasons of mists and mellow fruitfulness
Change like this to a deep roar?
(iv) When had I heard this wind befor
Close bosom friend of the maturing sun.
(v) O' thou soul of my soul!
I shall clasp thee again,
And with God be the rest!
(vi) Life's but a walking shadow,
A poor player .....
SECTION - A
2. Discuss the role of supernatural in the play 'Macbeth'.
3. What makes 'Macbeth' a gory play?
4. Discuss some of the themes of the play 'The Glass Menagerie'.
5. Discuss the stylistic features of the play 'The Glass Menagerie'.
SECTION - B
6. Critically evaluate the lines 1-26 of Paradise Lost Book I.
7. Discuss the theme of Resolution and Independence by William Wordsworth.
8. "Bards of Passion and of Mirth" is a poem about poetry and the poet. Comment.
9. "The Trail by Existence" by Robert Frost is a visionary poem. Comment. 
10. Browning is a poet of wonderful dramatic and lyrical power. Comment with reference to his poems. 
13. YEAR 2008
Attempt any FIVE questions in all. Question No. 1 is COMPULSORY. Attempt at least TWO questions from each section. All questions carry equal marks.
1. Explain with reference to the context any THREE of the following:
(i) Ever let Fancy room,
Pleasure never is at home:
(ii) They cannot look out far
They cannot look in deep
But when was that ever a bar
To any watch they keep?
(iii) The Chief's eye flashed; but
Presently softened itself, as sheaths
A film the mother-eagle's eye.
(iv) Such seemed this man,
Not all active nor dead,
Nor all asleep-in his extreme old eye.
(v) A dagger of the mind, a false
Creation. Proceeding from the heat-oppressed brain
As this which now I draw.
(vi) On Man's first disobedience, and the fruit
Of that forbidden tree, whose mortal taste
Brought death into the world .....
SECTION - A
2. Write a character sketch of King Duncan.
3. Macbeth is a study of evil. Comment.
4. Tennessee William is trying to force in 'The Glass Menagerie' a spectrum of fractured human relationships. Comment.
5. Is 'Glass Menagerie' a sad and grim play?
SECTION - B
6. Critically evaluate Milton's 'On Blindness'.
7. Discuss Wordsworth as a poet of human relationships.
8. Frost is a poet of human situations and predicaments. Discuss.
9. Bring out Keats' love of Beauty and Nature in his poems.
10. Discuss Robert Browning as an exponent of psychological realism.
14. YEAR 2009
Attempt any FIVE questions in all including COMPULSORY Question No. 1. Attempt at least TWO questions from each section. All questions carry equal marks. 
1. Explain with reference to the context any THREE of the following;
(i) Ships, towers, domes, theatres, and temples lie
Open unto the fields, and to the sky, 
(ii) While the sun shines warm, 
And the babe leaps up on the mother's arm. 
(iii) God doth not need
Either man's work or his own gifts. 
(iv) Tree at my window, window tree, 
My sash is lowered when night comes on; 
(v) O thou soul of my soul! I shall clasp thee again, 
And with God be the rest!
(vi) Thus ye live on high, and then
On the earth ye live again; 
SECTION - A
2. Where does Macbeth's tragedy originate from? Could he avoid it?
3. Discuss Lady Macbeth as the fourth witch. 
4. What is the theme of 'The Glass Menagerie' by Tennessee Williams? 
5. What makes the last act of 'The Glass Menagerie' so pathetic? 
SECTION - B
6. What is the true significance of 'They also serve who only stand and wait' in special circumstances of Milton? 
7. What does poor Susan recall in her reverie and why? (The Reverie of Poor Susan). 
8. Discuss Keats as a pure poet in the light of the poems included in your course. 
9. Trace irony in 'My Last Duchess' by Robert Browning. 
10. What is the nature of Frost's experience in 'Bereft'? 

                                                                                             Notes Prepared By: Prof. Shahbaz Asghar
15. YEAR 2011
Attempt any FIVE questions including COMPULSORY Question No. 1. Attempt at least TWO questions from each section. All questions carry equal marks. 
1. Explain with reference to the context any THREE of the following:
(i) And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black. 
(ii) You looked twice ere you saw his breast
Was all but shot in two
(iii) Quickly break her prison string, 
And such joys as these she'll bring.--
Let the winged Fancy roam, 
Pleasure never is at home. 
(iv) Alone with her great family 
She liv'd as she did please. 
(v) "What occupation do you there pursue? 
This is a lonesome place for one like you." 
(vi) --- our grand Foe, 
Who now triumphs, and in th' excess of joy, 
Sole reigning holds the tyranny of Heaven." 
SECTION - A 
2. How does Macbeth bend his extraordinary powers in the service of evil?
3. Witches are only external projection of Macbeth's internal ambitions. Elaborate. 
4. How does Amanda make Tom's life hell by constant reminders? 
5. Laura cries not so much for her glass shattered but her dreams broken. Discuss. 
SECTION - B
6. Bring out Satan's arrogance and vanity from the lines of "Paradise Lost" included in your course. 
7. What makes Wordsworth's 'Tintern Abbey Revisited' a masterpiece of Nature poetry? 
8. Keats never touched so great a height as in his odes. Elaborate with reference to some of his odes. 
9. How does Browning bring out pathos and spiritual ache in his 'My Last Duchess'? 
10. Critically evaluate Frost's "Tree at My Window". 
16. YEAR 2012
Attempt any FIVE questions including COMPULSORY Question No. 1. Attempt at least TWO questions from each section. All questions carry equal marks. 
1. Explain with reference to the context any THREE of the following: 
(i) Something sinister in the tone
Told my secret must be known:
(ii) Toad in a poisoned tank, 
Or wild cats in a red-hot iron cage ---
(iii) She will bring, in spite of frost
Beauties that the earth hath lost;
(iv) This city now doth, like a garment, wear
The beauty of morning; 
(v) Turn whereoe'er I may, 
By night or day,
The things which I have seen I now can see no more. 
(vi) Since, through experience of this great event
In arms not worse, in foresight much advanced, 
SECTION - A 
2. Why do the boldest steps taken by Macbeth and Lady Macbeth fail? 
3. Trace the elements of supernatural in 'Macbeth'. 
4. Do you think Laura Wingfield fails simply because she is handicapped? (The Glass Menagerie)
5. Amanda Wingfield in 'The Glass Menagerie' is very well meaning yet she fails. Why? 
SECTION - B
6. Give an estimate of Milton as epic writer with reference to the lines of 'Paradise Lost' included in your course. 
7. What role do memories play in 'Ode on Intimations of Immortality' by Wordsworth? 
8. What riches and what blessings does Fancy bestow upon us? (Ode to Fancy by Keats) 
9. Trace Browning's optimism in the poems included in your course. 
10. What human dilemma does Frost present in 'The Road Not Taken'? 
17. YEAR 2013
Attempt any FIVE questions including COMPULSORY Question No. 1. Attempt at least TWO questions from each section. All questions carry equal marks. 
1. Explain with reference to the context any THREE of the following: 
(i) ..... What in me is dark
Illumine, what is low raise and support
(ii) Milton! thou should'st be living at this hour;
England hath need of thee: she is a fen
(iii) Much converse do I find in thee, 
Historian of my infancy!
(iv) Thus ye live on high, and then
On the earth, ye live again;
(v) ..... 'twas not 
Her husband's presence only that called that spot
Of joy into the Duchess' cheek;
(vi) Though as for that, the passing there
Had worn them really about the same
SECTION - A 
2. Draw a character sketch of Macbeth. 
3. Discuss Lady Macbeth as the fourth witch. 
4. Amanda underestimates herself and that is the root cause of her complex. Discuss. (Glass Menagerie) 
5. 'Glass Menagerie' shows that getting married well is still important for American women. Elaborate. 
SECTION - B
6. How far do you know of Milton's grand style? Elaborate quoting from the lines included in your course. 
7. Quoting profusely from 'Immortality Ode', discuss how Wordsworth recollected a memory in tranquility? 
8. What attributes does Keats pay to ancient poets in his ode 'Ode to Poets'? 
9. Bring out the character of Duchess from Browning's 'My Last Duchess'. 
10. How does Frost sing of the tree at his window?  
18. YEAR 2014
Attempt any FIVE questions including COMPULSORY Question No. 1. Attempt at least TWO questions from each section. All questions carry equal marks. 
1. Explain with reference to the context any THREE of the following: 
(i) The Cricket's Song, in warmth increasing ever, 
And seems to one in drowsiness half lost, 
The Grasshopper's among grassy hills. 
(ii) The beauteous forms, 
Through a long absence, have not been to me. 
As is a landscape to a blind man's eye: 
(iii) No son of mine succeeding, if 't be so, 
For Banquo's issue have I fil'd my mind
(iv) O thou sould of my soul! I shall clasp thee again, 
And with God be the rest!
(v) I have stood still and stopped the sound of feet. 
When far away an interrupted cry
Came over houses from another Street. 
SECTION - A
2. Lady Macbeth is no monster. She is loyal wife, not without tenderness and not without conscience. What do you think of this estimation of Lady Macbeth? 
3. The eternal struggle between good and evil is the central theme of the play. Discuss with reference to Macbeth. 
4. 'The Glass Menagerie' is an example of Williams' plastic theatre-exaggerated music at key moments, lighting tactics, and the participation of narrator. Discuss the above statement. 
5. 'The Glass Menagerie' is a memory play. From which character is the memory drawn? 
SECTION - B
6. Critically analyze first twenty six lines of Milton's 'Paradise Lost'. 
7. In 'Ode to Autumn', what images does the poet use? Do these images form a unified pattern through the poem? 
8. What is the subject of the sonnet 'London 1802'? Highlight the mood of the poet. 
9. Analyze Browning's 'Incident of the French Camp'. 

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