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A TO Z Literary Principles from History of English Literature: Note 72

A Set of 26 Objective Questions & Answers
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1.  Which among the following statement is not logically bound by fact?
(I) Malory's Le morte d'Arthur was printed by William Caxton, as he was a friend of him.
(II) The growth of the middle class in the early 16th century, the continuing development of trade, the new character and thoroughness of education for laypeople and not only clergy, the centralization of power and of much intellectual life in the court of the Tudor and Stuart monarchs, and the widening horizons of exploration gave a fundamental new impetus and direction to literature.

General Understanding of Shakespeare's Women:Rosalind, Portia, Beatrice or Viola

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There is Sanskrit adage to the effect that the character of women is unknown even to the gods, not to speak of mortal men. Read More about DramaIt is not so much to place the subject beyond the omniscience of the supreme god-head but to street the infinite complexities of feminist. The great creator, the one great god who created the gods as well as the female certainly knows all the intricacies of his created universe-and so does Shakespeare, the great manipulator of his puppet dramatic universe whether the living, throbbing dolls are male or female. Shakespeare, the marker, makes his women live according to the lights they receive from the magic lamp of their great creator.

Platonism in Edmund Spenser’s Works: A Fashion of Renaissance Days

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Platonism was the fashion of the Renaissance days. Spenser has caught the fashion along with others of the time. He certainly knew some of the Plato’s works at first hand and used them. Technical words of platonic philosophy frequently occur in his works, and the thought of the Greek philosopher, consciously, or unconsciously, moulds his own thoughts. Greek philosopher Plato founds the Academy in Athens. Read More about Elizabethan LiteraturePlato, a student of Socrates, greatly influences Western philosophy; he believes that the ideal is more real than anything material. He is the author of the Republic, a dramatic dialogue on the nature of justice. Read More about Criticism



Italian philosopher and theologian Marsilio Ficino translates the works of Plato into Latin, a language more commonly understood by Europeans. By doing so, he contributes to the rise of Renaissance humanism and the revival of Platonism. Read More about Criticism
Platonic temperament, the yearning mood, the vague de…

A TO Z Literary Principles from History of English Literature: Note 71

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A Set of 26 Objective Questions & Answers
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1. Match the following:
Drama Theme I. Absurd Person Singular (1973) Read More about UGC NET
a. gender and economics II. Serious Money (1987) b. a bleak future of barbarism III. Far Away (2000) c. the downfall of playwright Oscar Wilde Read More about A to Z (Objective Questions) IV. The Judas Kiss (1998) d. farcical dramas about middle-class anxieties
     (I) (II) (III) (IV)
(A) (d) (b) (c) (a)
(B) (d) (a) (b) (c)
(C) (b) (c) (d) (a)
(D) (c) (a)

Differences Between Audio Lingual and Communicative Language Teaching Methods

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The audio lingual method, or the Army method, or also the New key, is the mode of language instruction based on behaviourist ideology, which professes that certain traits of living things could be trained through a system of reinforcement. The instructor would present the correct model of a sentence and the students would have to repeat it. Read More about PhilologyThe teacher would then continue by presenting new words for the students to sample in the same structure. There is no explicit grammar instruction everything is simply memorized in form. The idea is for the students to practice the particular construction until they can use it spontaneously. In this manner, the lessons are built on static drills in which the students have little or no control on their own output. 

Critical Analysis of George Herbert’s Virtue as a Lyrical Poem due to its Music and Melody ; Simplicity of Language, Spontaneity and Intensity Religious Fevour

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An Analysis on Precision of Language,  Metrical Versatility, and  Ingenious use of Imagery or Conceits George Herbert’s Virtue
Sweet day, so cool, so calm, so bright,
The bridal of the earth and sky,
The dew shall weep thy fall tonight;
For thou must die.

Sweet rose, whose hue angry and brave
Bids the rash gazer wipe his eye,
Thy root is ever in its grave,
And thou must die.

Sweet spring, full of sweet days and roses,
A box where sweets compacted lie,
My music shows ye have your closes,
And all must die.

Only a sweet and virtuous soul,
Like seasoned timber, never gives;
But though the whole world turn to coal,
Then chiefly lives.



Virtue (The Temple: Sacred Poems and Private Ejaculations)is a didactic poem. It teaches us that virtue is supreme and super lasting. In this world of impermanence, beautiful thing and beauty itself are subject to decay but a truly virtuous soul remains unchanged through all eternally. Read More about Elizabethan LiteratureThe poem   is finest specimens of met…

A TO Z Literary Principles from History of English Literature: Note 70

A Set of 26 Objective Questions & Answers UGC NET ENGLISH QUESTION BANK 1. Which of the following is not a tragedy of blood and revenge? a. The Spanish Tragedy of Thomas Kyd. b. Shakespeare's Hamlet. c. Marlowe'sEdward II (it’s a chronicle tragedy)  2. At the end of The Portrait of a Lady Isabel Archer I. Goes back to the house from the Garden. II. Accepts the proposal of Casper Goodwood. III. Straight away refuses the offer of Goodwood. IV. Probably goes back to Rome and Osmond. Which are the correct combinations according to the code? Codes: (A) I and II are correct. (B) III and IV are correct. (C) I and IV are correct. (D) I and III are correct. Read More about A to Z (Objective Questions) 3. Consider the following statements of English Renaissance and choose the given options. I. The poetry between 1580 and 1660 was the result of a remarkable outburst of energy- Renaissance awakening. II. It is the drama of roughly the same period that stands highest in popular estimation.  III. Renaiss…

A TO Z Literary Principles from History of English Literature: Note 69

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A Set of 26 Objective Questions & Answers UGC NET ENGLISH QUESTION BANK
1. (a)  1066- The year of the Norman-French conquest of England.
   (b)The Germanic tribes from Europe who overran England in the 5th century, after the Roman withdrawal, brought with them the Old English, or Anglo-Saxon, language, which is the basis of Modern English. Read More about A to Z (Objective Questions)
  (c) The Germanic tribes brought also a specific poetic tradition, the formal character of which remained surprisingly constant until the termination of their rule by the Norman-French invaders six centuries later.
(d) The year 1066 is epoch- making in the history of England and English.
(A) only (a) and (b) are correct.
(B) only (d) is correct.
(C) (d) is correct and (a), (b), and (c) are the correct explanation of it.
(D) (a) and (c) are false.
2.Match the following:
I. “The Wanderer” and “The Seafarer” a. English history from the 10th to the 12th century II.Anglo-Saxon Chronicle b. Old English epic po…

George Eliot's Middlemarch: Psychological Novel and Study of Provincial Life and Characters

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"Middlemarch, the magnificent book which with all its imperfections is one of the few English novels for grown up people."-Virginia Woolf (1882 - 1941) The Common Reader: First Series"George Eliot"

George Eliot’sMiddlemarchwhich appeared in parts in 1871-72,   considered by many to have produced her greatest work, enchanted her public with a penetrating, psychological novel set in rural England during the early 19th century. Eliot carefully researched and meticulously detailed the social climate of the time, making the town of Middlemarch and its inhabitants seem true to life-A Study of Provincial Life.
George Eliot's masterpiece, Middlemarch  is an epic novel in every sense of the word. Dealing with English middle-class life in a provincial town, it is socially and politically relevant.  Eliot set the novel forty years earlier, in 1830 – just before the First Reform Bill was passed. Eliot believed that it takes time to understand historical events – it'…

A TO Z Literary Principles from History of English Literature: Note 68

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A Set of 26 Objective Questions & Answers
UGC NET ENGLISH QUESTION BANK 1.Identify the correctly matched group of John Milton’s lines with their corresponding poem. Corresponding poem John Milton’s lines (I) Samson Agonistes A to Z (Objective Questions) (a) The childhood shows the man,
As morning shows the day. Be famous then
By wisdom; as thy empire must extend,
So let extend thy mind o'er all the world. (II) Lycidas (b) She fair, divinely fair, fit love for gods. (III) Paradise Lost I (c) At last he rose, and twitched his mantle blue:
Tomorrow to fresh woods, and pastures new.
(IV) Paradise Regained (d) I may assert Eternal Providence,
And justify the ways of God to men. (V) Paradise Lost II

A TO Z Literary Principles from History of English Literature: Note 67

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A Set of 26 Objective Questions & Answers UGC NET ENGLISH QUESTION BANK
1.Match the two columns:
Literary Works                   Author
The Rape of the Lock  -    epic poem by Pope
The Rape of the Lucrecee -      a long poem by Shakespeare
The way of the World  -     A comedy by William Congrave
The Way of All Flesh    -      a novel by Samuel Butler.
The Prelude    -                  A poem by William Wordsworth
Preludes    -                A poem by T. S. Eliot
Elizabethan Essays         -    Prose by T.  S. Eliot
Elizabeth and Essex  A to Z  -  prose by Lytton Stretchey
Everyman           -                  One of the best known morality plays.
Everyman in His Humour    -      Satirical comedy by Ben Jonson.
The Book of The Duchesse   -   A poem by Chaucer
The Book of Martyrs      -          a story by John Foxe
The Pilgrim’s Progress    -              by John Bunyan
The Pilgrim’s of the Rhine     -       by Bulwer Lytton
The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gent – a novel by Sterne
Lyri…

A TO Z Literary Principles from History of English Literature: Note -66

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A Set of 26 Objective Questions & Answers UGC NET ENGLISH QUESTION BANK
  Elizabethan Age  /Renaissance  (Reworking of learning) Elizabethan ascended the throne of England in 1558 and ruled over the country till her death in 1603. Read More aboutElizabethan LiteratureDuring this period, the English national life took big strides. Recognizing the Elizabethan period as one of the most signified periods, in the literary and social history of England, Hudson has observed, “By Virtue of its wonderful fertility and car city, and splendor of its production, this period ranks as one of the greatest in the annals of word’s literature, and its greatness was the result of many operative forces.”Read More about A to Z (Objective Questions)The renaissance reached its full flowering during this period. Under the impact of renaissance Elizabethan people freed themselves from the church. They adopted a flexible secular code in their life and thought.Read More aboutElizabethan LiteratureA new cutler …

PRE-ELIZABETHAN PERIOD: Noted for the Extensive Manuring for the Fruitful Soil of the Elizabethan Literature

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(Sir Thomas More, William Tyndale, Sir Thomas Wyatt, Nicholas Udall, Thomas Sackville, Thomas Norton)Extending from 1500 to 1558, this period is noted for the extensive manuring for the fruitful soil of the Elizabethan Literature.  The fifteenth century produced but one book that is read nowadays, the Morte d’Arthur; up to the birth of Shakespeare in 1564, the sixteenth century produced but one, the Utopia. Sir Thomas More was one of the young men who were fortunate enough to study under the greatest of that remarkable group of scholars who, in the closing years of the fifteenth century, made Oxford famous by their teaching of Latin and Greek. Read More aboutHistory of English Literature (Essay)He too became a great scholar, early gained prominence as a lawyer, and was eventually made Lord Chancellor; finally, because he adhered courageously to high moral principles, he gave up his life at the executioner's block, a very common ending to a life-story in those days. The Utopia, a s…

A TO Z Literary Principles from History of English Literature: Note 65

History of English Literature: A Set of 26 Objective Questions & Answers :The Pre-Raphaelite movement helittle group with Dante Rossetti, William Morris, and Algernon Swinburne, known as the Pre-Raphaelites, found their inspiration, as did earlier poets who shared in the Romantic Movement, in the Middle Ages. The Pre-Raphaelite movement, which was initiated by Dante Gabriel Rossetti in the mid nineteenth century, was originally not a literary but an artistic movement. Rossetti , himself a painterand a poet as well felt that contemporary painting had become a too formal academic and unrealistic .Also read the other set of A to Z (Objective Questions)  He desired to see it taken back to the realism, sensuousness and devotion to detail which characterize the art of the Italian painters before Raphael.They reacted against Victorian materialism and the neoclassical conventions of academic art by producing earnest, quasi-religious works.

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