M.A. English Sem. III: Sample Question Paper of Paper IV (American Literature) Higher Education M.P.

English Literature (Paper- IV)- American Literature

Section- A (Objective Type Questions)
Note: Attempt all questions. Each question carries 02 marks.
Q1. Choose the correct option:
(i) Besides being an essayist, Emerson was also:
(a) Satirist
(b) Poet
(c) Novelist
(d) Dramatist
(ii) Which one of the following is not part of trinity of symbols in the poem ‘When Licacs last in the Dooryard Bloomed’?
(a) Lilac
(b) Star
(c) Song bird
(d) Rose
(iii) The line: ‘I took the one less travelled by/ And that has made all the difference’ occurs in:
(a) Stopping by woods on a snowy Evening
(b) After Apple Picking
(c) Birches
(d) The Road not taken
(iv) Who called Yank, ‘The Filthy beast’?
(a) Second Engineer
(b) Aunt of Mildred Douglas
(c) Mildred Douglas
(d) Long
(v) What is the name of the town where Huck, Jim and Tom live at the novel’s opening?
(a) Cairo
(b) St. Louis
(c) Pikesville
(d) St. Petersburg
Section- B (short Answer Type Questions)
Note: Attempt any five questions. Each question carries 07 marks.
Q2. Explain with reference to the context:
A man is relieved and gay when he has put heart into his work and done his best; but what he has said or done otherwise, shall give him no peace.
Q3. Explain with context:
Come lovely and soothing death,
Undulate round the world, serenely arriving, arriving
In the day, in the night, to all, to each,
Sooner or later, delicate death.
Q4. Explain with context:
‘Earth’s right place for love:
I don’t know where it’s likely to go better.
I’d like to go by climbing a birch tree…’
Q5. Describe ‘Hairy Ape’ as expressionistic drama.
Q6. Give a critical appreciation of the poem ‘Road not taken’.
Q7. Discuss the theme of the poem ‘O captain My captain’.
Q8. Discuss the theme of ‘Huckleberry Finn’.
Section- C (Long Answer Type Questions)
Note: Attempt any two questions. Each question carries 20 marks.
Q9. Describe Walt Whitman as a poet of democracy.
Q10. Describe Robert Frost as a poet of rural environment.
Q11. Discuss Yank as a tragic hero.
Q12. Discuss Emerson as an essayist.


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