KUVEMPU UNIVERSITY 1ST YEAR BA ENGLISH QUESTION PAPER

KUVEMPU UNIVERSITY
First Year B.A. Degree Examination, September/October 2012
Directorate of Distance Education
ENGLISH OPTIONAL
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SECTION – A
I. A) Annotate any TWO of the following : (2×5=10)
a) They flash upon my inward eye
which is the bliss of solitude.
b) Here, where men sit and hear each other groan ;
Where palsy shakes a few, and last gray hairs.
c) Such harmonious madness
From my lips should flow
The world should listen then – as I am listening now.
d) I was ever a fighter, so – one fight more,
The best and the last.
B) Answer any TWO of the following in not more than a page and
a half each : (2×10=20)

a) ‘The optimism of the poet embodies his philosophy of life’. Substantiate the statement with reference to Browning’s ‘Prospice’.
b) Bring out the supernatural element in coleridges’s ‘Christabel’.
c) How does the unsullied happiness of the skylark contrast with the pangs of mankind ?
d) How do Wordsworth’s ‘Daffodails’ and ‘The Solitary Reaper’ stand for his
philosophy of poetry.
DAA – 440 -2-
II. Answer any ONE of the following in about a page and a half. (1×10=10)
a) Comment on the title of the play ‘A Doll’s House’.
b) Sketch the character of Trovald Helmer.
III. Answer any TWO of the following in about a page and a half : (2×10=20)
a) Consider ‘Wuthering Heights’ as a romantic novel.
b) Describe the relationship between Catherine and Heathcliff.
c) Sketch the character of Nelly Dean.
IV. Answer any ONE of the following in about a page and a half : (1×10=10)
a) What is literature, according to Hudson ?
b) What is Taine’s formula of literary evaluation ? What are the objections of
Hudson to the formula ?
SECTION – B
V. (Compulsory question for 80 Marks Scheme only)
Answer any ONE of the following questions : (1×10=10)
1) Evaluate keats’ ‘Ode to a Nightingale’.
OR
Make a brief character study of Linton Heathcliff and Isabella.

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