Friday, 24 October 2008

Model Question Paper - Prac.Intro to Litt.,

Model Question Paper
Title of the Paper: Practical Introduction to Literature
Semester III

I. Write a note on any FIVE in about 100 words: 5x8=40)
1. The Short Story – its Features
2. The Novel
3. Poetic License
4. Symbolism
5. Sonnet
6. Poetic Justice
7. Stream of Consciousness Technique
8. Comedy
9. Lyric

Attempt all questions:
II. a.) Beauty is truth. Truth beauty.’ How does the urn become a living symbol of this axiom? OR
b.) How is “God’s Grandeur” a sonnet of hope?

III. a.) In what way is “Dream Children: A Reverie” both an autobiography and a figment of Lamb’s imagination?
b.) Attempt a rhetorical analysis of “Gettysburg Address”

IV. a.) Give a critical comment on the structure of “The Nightingale and the Rose”
b.) Bring out the humour and irony in “Ransom of Red Chief”

V. a.) “A man can be destroyed but not defeated,” says the old man after the first shark
Attack. At the end of the story, is the old man defeated? Why or why not?
b.) What is the role of the sea in The Old Man and the Sea

VI. a.) How well does Shakespeare’s The Tempest follow the three classical unities?
b.) Write a critical appreciation of The Tempest with reference to i.) Colonization


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