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MASTER'S DEGREE PROGRAMME IN ENGLISH

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Term-End Examination June, 2010 MEG-1 : BRITISH POETRY

Time : 3 hours

Maximum Marks : 100

Note : Attempt five of the following questions including Question No. 1 which is compulsory. All questions carry equal marks. 1.

Explain the following lines with reference to the context : Exceeding sweet, yet voyd of sinfull vice, That many sought yet none could ever taste, Sweet fruit of pleasure brought from paradise : By love himself and in his garden plaste. OR

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All human things are subject to decay, And when Fate Summons monarchs must obey. This Flecknoe found, who, like Augustus, young Was called to Empire and had governed long; In prose and verse was owned, without dispute Through all the realms of Nonsense, absolute. MEG-1 1 P.T.O.

Critically comment on 'The Nonnes Preestes Tale". What are the main features of Metaphysical Poetry ? Give illustrations from the poems in your course to support your answer. "Lycidas" offers a better synthesis of different thematic aspects than "The Nativity Ode". Discuss. Give the salient features of Romantic Poetry, citing examples from the poems prescribed in your course. OR

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"The great Victorian poets lacked the fire and passion which we find in the poets of the Romantic trend." Discuss. Offer an analytical comment on "Sailing to Byzantium". OR

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Discuss The Waste Land as a poem about twentieth century concerns. Write a note on the imagery of Dylan Thomas. OR

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Write a critical comment on modernism in English poetry.

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