M.A. English Sem.I: Sample Question Paper of Paper- I (Poetry) for Higher Education M.P.

 English Literature- Paper I 

Section-A (Objective Type Questions)
Note: Attempt all questions. Each question carries 02 marks. 
Q.1. Choose the correct option: 5x2 =10
(i) 'Rhyme Royal' is associated with:
a. Chaucer
b. Milton
c. John Donne
d. William Shakespeare
(ii) A comparison by John Donne that dicovers likeness in things unlike is known as:
a. Satire
b. Irony
c. Symbol
d. Conceit
(iii) The line 'Fallen cherub, to be weak is meserable..' is uttered by:
a. Adam
b. Eve
c. Satan
d. Beelzbub
(iv) Absalom in the poem 'Absalom and Achitophel' stands for:
a. Duke of Buckingham
b. Duke of Monmouth
c. Earl of Shaftesbury
d. Charles II
(v) Ariel belongs to the category of:
a. Sylphs
b. Gnomes
c. Nymphs
Section-B ( Short Answer Type Questions)
Note: Attempt any five questions. Each question carries 07 marks. 5x7= 35
Q2. Explain the following with reference to the context:
'She was so charitable and so pitous. She wolde wepe, if that she sawe a mous caught in a trappe.'
Q3. Explain the lines with reference to the context:
'To reign is worth ambition though in hell: Better to reign in hell, than serve in heaven.'
Q4. Explain the lines with reference to the context:
If they be two, they are two so
As stiff twin compassesare two;
Thy soul the fixed foot, makes no show
To Move, but doth, if the other do.
Q5. Give a character sketch of Satan as in Paradise Lost Book I.
Q6. Discuss in brief the theme of Sunderkand in The Ramayan.
Q7. Discuss the central theme of  The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.
Q8. Comment upon the role of supernatural machinary in The Rape of the Lock.
Q9. Give a character sketch of the Wife of Bath in Chauce's Prologue.
Section-C (Long Answer Type Questions)
Note: Attempt any two questions. Each question carries 20 marks. 2x20 = 40
Q10. Discuss Paradise Lost as an epic poem.
Q11. 'Chaucer's characters are types as well as individuals'. Discuss with special reference to the Prologue to the Canterbury Tales.
Q12. Discuss John Donne as a metaphysica poet.
Q13. Discuss William Shakespeare as a soneteer.
Q14. Discuss The Rape of the Lock as a mock heroic poem.
Q15. Discuss the theme of Absalom and Achitophel.


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