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2008 Annamalai University B.A English Question paper



Course: B.A   University/board: Annamalai University





May Time:3 Hours
Maximum:100 Marks

Answer any FIVE of the following without omitting any group.
All questions carry equal marks.

GROUP:A

1.Explain how drama developed during the
medieval period.

2.Trace the development of English literature
during the days of the Renaissance.

3.Write an essay on Spenser?s poem ?Faery
Queene?.

4.Bring out the essential characteristics of the
metaphysical poetry.

5.Write short notes :
(i) The Canterbury tales.
(ii) Areopagitica.
(iii) Aphoristic Essay.

GROUP:B

6.Consider Dryden as a poet of the restoration
period.

7.Trace the origin of the novel in England.

8.What were the noticeable tendencies in the
Restoration drama ?

9.Write a note on Blake?s poetry.

10.Write short notes :
(i) Goldsmith.
(ii) Preface to Shakespeare.
(iii) Collins? Poetry.

GROUP:C

11.Write on the contribution of Jane Austen to the
English novel.

12.Assess the chief merits of Wordsworth?s poetry.

13.Why is Tennyson called the chief representative
of the Victorian period ?

14.Consider Matthew Arnold as a critic of the
Victorian period.

15.Write short notes :
(i) George Eliot.
(ii) Dramatic Monologue.
(iii) Charles Lamb.

GROUP:D

16.Explain Virginia Woolf?s contribution to the
modern novel.

17.Discuss the important features of T.S.Eliot?s
poetry.

18.Examine the role played by Oscar Wilde in the
field of drama in the 20th Century.

19.How did Maugham become popular as a short
story writer ?

20.Write short notes :
(i) William Golding.
(ii) J.M.Synge.
(iii) A.G. Gardiner





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