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English Literature paper

English Literature paper 2

PAPER – II
PART - I
PART - II
Section - I
Section - II


Q.6: Compare and contrast the features of love of nature reflected in the poems by Robert Frost and William Wordsworth.

Q.7: Yeats work is thoroughly steeped in imaginative mysticism which is the essential attribute of celticism. Discuss in relation to his poems you have read.

Q.8: Jane Austen’s clear-sighted eyes read through the inner minds of those who live around her or those whom she invents, just as if those minds were transparent. Discuss her characterisation in Pride and Prejudice in the light of this remark.


Q.2: Shakespeare draws the images of nature not laboriously but luckily, when he describes any thing, you more than see it, you feel it too. Illustrate, giving examples from characterisation in Hamlet

Q.3: B. Shaw tears off veils and lays bare the half-voluntary illusions of complacently blind souls. Discuss ‘Arms and the Man’, in which Shaw shows that Military heroism is an invention of the civilians.

Q.4: In Gulliver’s Travels Swift dissects the English political life with a corrosive satire. Elaborate

Q.5: Draw a complete picture of the Hemmingway hero, keeping in mind ‘The Old Man and the Sear’ in mind.


Q.1: Select the best option/answer and fill in the appropriate box on the Answer Sheet.

i. In Greek tragedy irony and ____________ are fused into one.

a. Allegory
b. Idealism
c. Imagery
d. Satire
e. None of these

ii. Joseph Andrews was written by

a. Richardson
b. Defoe
c. Fielding
d. Bunyan
e. None of these

iii. Shakespeare was born in

a. 1570
b. 1601
c. 1547
d. 1564
e. None of these

iv. ‘The Wheel of Fire’ a criticism was written by

a. Bradley
b. W. Knight
c. Hazlitt
d. Dryden
e. None of these

v. Kubla Khan was written by

a. Wordsworth
b. Coleridge
c. Shelley
d. Keats
e. None of these

vi. G. B. Shaw began his literary career first as:

a. Journalist
b. Novelist
c. Dramatist
d. Critic
e. None of these

vii. W. B. Yeats was born in

a. 1914
b. 1856
c. 1865
d. 1838
e. None of these

viii. Jane Austen’s Work is transfused with the spirit of

a. Classicism
b. Puritanism
c. Idealism
d. Rationalism
e. None of these

ix. The Waste Land by T. S. Elliot is an

a. Ode
b. Elegy
c. Allegory
d. Epic
e. None of these

x. Waiting for Godot by S. Beckett was originally written in

a. Italian
b. Spanish
c. German
d. French
e. None of these

xi. The ________ age tended to favour the taste and search for truth in art:

a. Classical
b. Romantic
c. Victorian
d. Elizabethan
e. None of these

xii. Maud and Inmemoriam were written by

a. Tennyson
b. Keats
c. Pope
d. Shelley
e. None of these

xiii. Tennyson was porn in

a. 1809
b. 1798
c. 1709
d. 1890
e. None of these

xiv. ___________ has a super abundant wealth of words and superfluous ornaments

a. Hyperbole
b. Metaphor
c. Rhetoric
d. Overtone
e. None of these

xv. Keats’ aestheticism was later turned into

a. Romanticism
b. Pre-Raphaelitism
c. Idealism
d. Angilicanism
e. None of these

xvi. _________ is the animating force in the work of C. Bronte

a. Idealism
b. Romanticism
c. Lyricism
d. Radicalism
e. None of these

xvii. The Wilde Swans at Coole is first great collection of poems of

a. W. Lewis
b. Yeats
c. E. Sitwell
d. D. H. Lawrence
e. None of these

xviii. T. S. Eliot was born in

a. 1887
b. 1888
c. 1817
d. 1870
e. None of these

xix. Jane Eyre was written by

a. Jane Austen
b. G. Eliot
c. C. Bronte
d. E. Bronte
e. None of these

xx. Ophelia, Julia , Viola, Imogen are the characters created by

a. Richardson
b. Fielding
c. Hardy
d. Shakespeare
e. None of t

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