AD's English Literature : A TO Z Literary Principles from History of English Literature: Note 93

A TO Z Literary Principles from History of English Literature: Note 93




A Set of 26 Objective Questions & Answers

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A. ‘Amor Vincit Omnia’ in Chaucer’s The Prologue means Love conquers all:
“It was almoost a spanne brood, I trowe;
For, hardily, she was nat undergrowe.
Ful fetis was hir cloke, as I was war;
Of smal coral aboute hir arm she bar
A paire of bedes, gauded al with greene,
And theron heeng a brooch of gold ful sheene,
On which ther was first writen a crowned A,
And after, Amor vincit omnia.”
B. The renaissance started in Italy and later came into England via France. (European history from 1440- 1540)
C. The line ‘The paths of glory lead but to the grave’ occurs in Gray’s Elegy written in the countrychurch yard.
D. By ‘character’ Aristotle means Personages in drama.
E.  Match the items in the List – I with items in List – II according to the code given below:
List – I
(years)

List – II
(incidents)

i  Vicar of Wakefield
1. prose work of Samuel Johnson

ii The Life of Samuel Johnson
2. novel by Oliver Goldsmith
iii The Vanity of Human Wishes
3. the famous biography by James Boswell wrote
Iv. Dictionary of the English Language

4. poem by Samuel Johnson

Codes:
i
ii
iii
iv

(A)
2
1
3
4
(B)
2
3
4
1
(C)
2
 3
1
4
(D)
1
2
4
3
F. The sonnet form was introduced in England by Wyatt
G. Which one of the following novels of Dickens is based on his own life?: David Copperfield
 H. Dryden in Essay of Dramatic Poesy has a critical observation on dramatic literature.
L. Two sentimental novels and two sentimental dramas of the 18th  century: Two sentimental novels- Goldsmith’s  The Vicar of Wakefield and Makenzie’s The Man of Feeling.
  Two sentimental dramas- Steele’s The Lying Lover and Richard Cumberland’s The Fashionable Lover.
M. Two letter writers of the 18th century:  Letters to His Son by the Earl of Chesterfield and The Letters of Mary’ Wortly Montague.
N. Transitional poets or pre-romantic poets (precursors of romanticism) in the 18th century: James Thomson, Thomas Gray, Goldsmith, Collins, William Cowper, Young are known as transitional poets.
O.  Match the items from   the List – I with items in List – II according to the code given below:
List – I
(authors)

List – II
(works)

i  Edward Gibbon
1   Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College
ii Thomas Gray
2 Ode to Evening

iii  William Collins
3  The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Iv  Samuel Richardson

4     Clarissa  Harlowe

Codes:
i
ii
iii
iv

(A)
1
3
2
4
(B)
4
1
3
2
(C)
2
3
4
1

(D)
3
1
2
4








P.   Two historians of the 18th century: Edward Gibbon (The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire) and William Robertson (The History of America).
Q. Little Nell is a character in Dickens’s The Old Curiosity Shop. The old curiosity shop was published as a book in 1841.The Old Curiosity Shop tells the story of Nell Trent, a beautiful and virtuous young girl of 'not quite fourteen.'
R. Indian writers in English, has created an identifiable imagined locale: R.K. Narayan (Malgudi)
S.   formalist critic: Allen Tate, Cleanth Brooks, William Empson
T. The rhyme scheme of the Spenserian sonnet is abab bcbc cdcd ee
Petrarchan sonnet: abba ababa, cde cde, or ababa abba cdc dcd,
 Shakespearean sonnet: abab cdcd efef gg.
U. Match the items from Marlovian characters in the List – I with items in List – II according to the code given below:
List – I
(types)

List – II
(characters)

i  greedy
1   Mephistopheles
ii power-thirsty

iii  demonic
3  Tamburlaine
Iv thrive to  infinite power and knowledge

4     Barabas

Codes:
i
ii
iii
iv

(A)
1
3
2
4
(B)
4
1
3
2
(C)
2
3
4
1

(D)
3
1
2
4








V. The plan of Arthurian stories has influenced the composition of Tennyson’s Idylls of the King, published between 1856 and 1885, is a cycle of twelve narrative poems which retells the legend of King Arthur, his knights, his love for Guinevere and her tragic betrayal of him, and the rise and fall of Arthur's kingdom.
W. Vanity Fair has the sub-title ‘A Novel without a Hero’. The title is borrowed from John Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress, in which Vanity Fair is a town that exists for the purpose of diverting men and women from the road to heaven. Thackeray transports Vanity Fair to London in the early 1800s.
X. John Ruskin’s Unto This Last influenced Mahatma Gandhi.
Y. A Tale of Two Cities affords ample evidence of Dickens’ capacity for character –portrayal. The wide and penetrating studies of characters (e.g.Monsieur Defarge and Madame Defarge) in A Tale of Two Cities   allow the characters to reveal themselves through incidents and through their deeds and actions rather than through dialogues only.
Z. Chaucer used the rhyme royal, a stanzaic form in some of his major poems. He was the author of The Legend of Good Women. He wrote in English when the court poetry of his day was written in Anglo-Norman and Latin.

  Read More A to Z (Objective Questions)    

Ref: 1. History of English Literature- Albert     
2. The Concise Cambridge History of English Literature
3. UGC NET OLD QUESTION PAPERS
4. Baugh, A.C and Cable T (2001). A History of the English Language. 5th ed. London: Routledge

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