Ans- In A Slumber did my Spirit Seal we find a contrast between the two senses. In the first stanza ‘she could not feel/ the touch of earthly years’ because she seemed divine and immortal. But in the second stanza, one in her grave, she still does not feel the touch of 'earthly years’ for like rocks and stones, she is only the subject of beloved earth.
Ans- The ode is a lyrical poem which expresses exalted or enthusiastic emotion in respect of a theme which is dignified, and it does so in a metrical from which is as a rule complex or irregular. In broader sense it is a ceremonious song with one dignified theme.
Ans- This ode is characteristically Greek in spirit, Keats exhibits a delight in the small homely tings of nature without any tinge of melancholy or intellectual restlessness. Here is nature herself in all her richness. There is scented landscape in the first stanza, the eternal labors of men in the central verse and the symphony of natural sounds in third stanza.
Ans- The mood of Keats’ Nightingale is the poet’s secret melancholy contrasted with the free “full through-ted” ease and joyousness of the immortal songster. Thus the heart of poet aches owing to the pain involved in transitory world.
Ans- The ‘wet Wind’ ever restyle and moving like Shelly himself, is symbolic of his faith in the future emancipation of mankind, of regeneration following close the heels of destruction. Likewise the skylark is symbolic of his hopefulness for the emancipation of mankind, through the effort of poet-prophets.
Ans- Yeats in setting the exact number of swans is hyperbolic. Thus the statement is to be taken an emotional, romantic outburst of a poet who is much in financed by the brilliant, mysterious beauty of swans at cooled park.
Ans- The locale of the poem is Ithaca. It is the home for Ulysses and his son Telemachus. The secluded Ithaca is a habitat of rugged people, uncivilized yet prudent. Further they the place and the people is a sharp contrast with Ulysses desire of expedition.
Ans- The beloved drawn in The Last Ride Together is passive and remain silent thought out the poem. The theme of the poem is frustrated love and the ladylove rejected the love of the speaker. But she has consented the ride with the lover in due respect for the love.
Ans- This is autobiographical essay. Lamb is richly endowed with love for children and his sweet heart as well as for the fireside joys, but adverse circumstances compelled him to remain a bachelor all his life. Here he tells us about his sweetheart Ann Simmons. The sweet bitter memory of his grandmother and brother john comes too in his mind.
Ans- Mrs Thurlow in her relentless persuasion after money for the better future of her some, becomes mechanical and unemotional. Her ungrudging hardship and rigidity its once painful and beast-like.
Ans- The managing clerk in the solicitor’s firm is a generous minded person having sympathy for the real of morality. Towards Falder he is kind enough in his distress but he does not sanction the relation of Ruth and Falder by any mean.
Ans- The plot of the play is admirable. It is compact and well- knit. It has life, monument, and variety. It follows the dramatic construction’s rules. It has exposition, complication of situation and climax. With Marlow-Kate main plot and Hashing- Neville sub plot the play is structurally superb.
Ans- Eranani: It is an opera by It alien composer Gineppi Verdi. Raina mentions that of Ernani to impress Bluntschli that their family is well cultured. Byronism: The study and followers of Byron, the romantic poet s called Byronism.
Ans- Acumen (intelligence): The acumen of ancient Greek scholars still surprises us great.
Flam boy ant (disquiet): The flam boy ant altitude of the college students surprised the teachers.
Ans- Faithful, educable/ educative. Fiendish, gold
Ans- Fall about (laugh uncontrollable): The fell about when their father danced on irregular steps.
Fall across (meet by chance) The Two rivals fell across in a bar.
Ans- ‘Allusion’ means to ‘refer indirectly’.
Exp- T.S. Eliot’s the waste Land is replete with Biblical allusion.
Exp- 1. His lack of decision makes his life full of illusions.2. Mirage in the desert is an illusion of eyesight.
Ans- Words like ‘usually’, ‘always’, ‘never’ ,’often’, ‘sometimes’ seldom and generally are called Adverbs of Frequency; the refer to the frequency of an action.
Exp- 1. I read Bible everyday. 2. I visit them once in a while.
Ans- We sees passive voice when we want to emphasize the recipient or sufferer of the action rather than the doer or agent. The agent can however be omitted altogether (along with by) when it is unknown or unimportant or unnecessary.
Exp- (1) the new library was inaugurated by the vice president.
However, the agent can often be omitted as insentience-
(2) some of the boxed were never opened at all.
(3) Partha was taken to see the Nag temple at Mulkindanga.
Ans- ‘Literate’ means a person who has the ability of reading and writing
Exp- (1) Most of the villagers are literate. (2) Only the literate person has the access of worldly wisdom.
Exp- (1) it is hard to understand a poem without literary knowledge. (2) A student of literature must possess a good literary dictionary.
Ans- The lover in The Last Ride Together is optimistic and even though he is rejected by his beloved he souses a grand success in his last ride with the beloved. The lover in the quoted lines wishes that the present moment of riding with the beloved may become everlasting. Earlier with the expresses a thought that offer their death in the heavenly state they will have enjoyed the bliss of love. But now the lover urges that the present earthly living and the present moment of horse coding is itself a heavenly experience. Thus it the moment is spiritualized it would be a heaven on earth.
Ans- The Ode to Nightingale is a highly romantic poem. Is romanticism is due to its rice sensuous note of intense desire, its deep melancholy, its suggestiveness, its sweet music and its fresh and original phrases. Thatch of supernatural mystery is also added somewhere. But most notably the description of nature and idealization of Nightingale as a bird of joy and happiness and an embodiment of art is also a romantic trait.
Ans- ‘Adapted' means to modify or to adjust to something: to become, or make somebody or something become, used to a new environment or different conditions.
The title of James novel Ulysses is adapted from Homer’s epic Odyssey.
They no child of their own, so they adopted a neighbor’s son.
(a) A catalog of courses and requirements often baffle students.
(b) None of the funds was reserved for emergencies.
Ans- The correct from of sentence would be ‘A catalog of courses and requirements often baffles students.’ The subject ‘catalog’ is singular so the verb has to be singular. 'Courses’ and requirements’ are both plural, but they are not the subject of the sentence. The conjunction ‘and’ often misleads us. ‘And’ indicates more than one item, but in this case it links items that do not constitute the subject of the sentence.
(a) He as well as his parents are going.
(b) He you and I are going to the market.
Ans- In the first sentence, as more than one subject is rounded with as well as than the verb should be according to the first subject. So the correct sentence would be – (a) He as well a his parents is going.
Ans- Plural forms: Fathers-in-law, commanders-in-chief, chief ministers, man killers, and woman haters.