Epithalamion (Spencer) 1.How far is Epithalamion conventional and how far is it personal? (1000) 2. Write a critical appreciation of Spencer’s poems? (1000)
Paradise Lost (Milton) 1.Milton’s Invocation to the Muse 2) Milton’s Description of the Hell? 3) Satan’s Speeches in Book one 4) Milton’s description of fallen angles? 5) The construction of Pandemonium? 6)Character sketch—Satan 7) Milton’s Personality 8) Style 9) Milton’s similes in book-1 (10) Milton’s Invocation, description of hell, description of Thammuz, Description of Mulciber, Construction of Pandemonium. A valediction Forbidding Mourning(John Donne): 1) Evolution of thought in ‘A Valediction Forbidding Mourning’ 2) The use of metaphysical conceits in ‘A Valediction Forbidding Mourning’ BOOK: 1) Critical Appreciation
To His Coy Mistress (Andrew Marvel):1) A critical Appreciation of ‘To his Coy Mistress’ BOOK: 1) Style and Structure 2) Metaphysical Qualities
Bacon’s Essays:1) Bacon’s Philosophy, personality, Style 2) Truth, Death, Unity in religion, Revenge, Adversity, simulation and dissimulation, parents and Children, Marriage and single Life, Envy, Love BOOK: 1) Image, Metaphor and Analysis 2) Aphoristic style 3) Rhetorical Devices Life of Milton (Samuel Johnson): 1) Johnson’s criticism of ‘Lycidas’ 2) Johnson’s observation on Milton’s 3) Johnson on the principal merits of ‘Paradise Lost’ 4) Johnson on the defects of ‘Paradise Lost’ 5) Why does Dr. Johnson say that perusal of Paradise Lost is a duty rather than pleasure? 6) Illustrate from the life of Milton the nice equilibrium of biography and literary criticism which Johnson is said to have achieved in lives of the English Poets? 7) (Essays) Johnson’s critical tenets as reflected in the ‘Life of Milton’ 8) Johnson’s personality as revealed in the ‘Life of Milton’ 9) Johnson’s Prose style BOOK: Lycidas , Milton as a Poet
Dr. Faustus (Christopher Marlowe): 1) Faustus...