Poetry and One Act Plays Past Papers [Literature]


Subject: Introduction to Literature-II (Poetry and One Act Plays)

Time Allowed: 15 Minutes

Max Marks: 10

NOTE: Attempt this Paper on this Question Sheet only. Please encircle the correct option. Division of marks is given in front of each question. This Paper will be collected back after expiry of time limit mentioned above.


Part-I Answer the following Questions, cutting and overwriting are not allowed. (10)

________ is a lyric poem, typically one in the form of an address to a particular subject, written in varied or irregular meter.

2. ________ is a poem or song narrating a story in short stanzas.

3. The Silken Tent falls in the category of ________.

4. La Belle Dame Sans Mercy is written by ________.

5. ________ is a sonnet written by John Milton in which he reflects on his faith as he is turning blind.

When lam Dead my Dearest is a song written by ________.

7. Ulysses is a dramatic monologue written by ________.

8. Define Elegy.

9. What are some of the features of Epic?

10. What does the phrase “If Winter Comes, can Spring be far behind” mean?


Subject: Introduction to Literature-II (Poetry and One Act Plays)

Time Allowed: 2 Hours 45 Minutes

Max Marks: 50



Part-II  Give Short Answers, Each question carries equal marks. (20)

Q#1: Focusing on the imagery used in the poem “The Silken Tent”, discuss how the poet compares a woman with a tent.

Q#2: What aspects of Victorian society does the epic poem, “Rape of the Lock” throw light on”?

Q#3: How does Percy B. Shelley address the west wind in his poem, “Ode to the West Wind”?

Q#4: What is the difference between Sonnet and Ballad?

Q#5: What is the significance of the title, “The Sandbox”?


Part-III  Give Long Answers, Each question carries equal marks. (30)

Q#1: Keeping in mind the salient features of dramatic monologue, evaluate “My Last Duchess” giving special emphasis on the style.

Q#2: Albee portrays elderly neglect in his play “The Sandbox” to invoke social reform. Discuss.

Q#3: Keeping in mind the title of the play, discuss The Rising of the Moon as the symbol of the emerging vision of the Irish National independence from the clutch of British Tyranny.

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