Model Question Paper English Literature Literary Texts: Entrance Examination

 Difficulty Level: Post Graduation        Time: 1hr 30 Mnt
Each Question: Word Limit: 30 

      1. Describe, in brief, the beauty of the poet’s friend as it is depicted in the sonnet ‘Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day’?
      2. “The night has been unruly.” – Why does the speaker think that ‘the night has been unruly”? Why do you think that the earth was unruly?
      3. Why does Louka say she is not ashamed of eavesdropping? (Arms and The Man)
      4. What techniques have been adopted by Synge to create a supernatural atmosphere in ‘Rider to The Sea’?
      5. Conflict is the essence of drama. Do you find any conflict in Synge’s ‘Riders to The Sea’?
      6. How long was Christabel under the influence of Geraldine? What happened after the allotted time was over? (Christabel)
      7. A heavy weight of hours has chain’d and bow’d one too like thee – tameless, and swift, and proud.” – Whose uttering is this? Describe his present state.
      8. “When the night is bare...heaven is overflow’d”—Explain the situation imagined by the poet.
      9. “Like a poet hidden/In the light of thought.”—Explain the simile used by the poet. (To A Skylark)
      10.  What is Shelley’s view of the world’s reaction to the bird’s song? (To A Skylark)
      11. What picture of Ruth does in ‘Ode to Nightingale’?
      12. How has Austen used the method of showing characters by contrast in ‘Pride and prejudice’?
      13. Point out the different between the two different educational institutions where David was sent in his boyhood days. ‘David Copperfield’
      14. What role does Traddles play in the novel ‘David Copperfield’?
      15. What is hyperbaton?
      16. What’s the function of Banaquo in ‘Macbeth’?
      17. What type of society is depicted by Jane Austen in ‘Pride and Prejudice’?

      18. What are the characteristics of Donne’s poetry?
      19. Where is Tintern Abbey situated? Which poem is composed in memory of   ‘Tintern Abbey’?
      20. Compare Shelley's "Ode to a Skylark" and Wordsworth's "Ode to The Skylark."    Ardhendu De