Gauhati University BA 2th Semester English Major Notes

Gauhati University BA 2th Semester English Major Notes


English Poetry, Drama and Fiction: Restoration to Romanticism

Marks 100 (80+20) [20 Marks Internal Assessment]. Credits: 8

Section I: Poems:

(3x14 + 2x6)

John Milton: Invocation (from Pundit: Lost), Book 1, Lines 1-68.

1. Discuss the salient features of "grand style" as found in Paradise Lost Book-1.

2. Theme and intention of Paradise Lost Book-1.

3. Milton's portrait of Satan in Milton's Paradise Lost Book-1.

4. Analysis and comments on Paradise Lost Book-1.

John Dryden: Mac Flecltnoe

2. Mac Flecknoe as an example of satirical poetry.

3. The theme of the Mac Flecknoe.

4. In his poem titled Mac Flecknoe, John Dryden attacks Thomas Shadwell. Does Dryden effectively attack Shadwell or does he create sympathy for Shadwell? 

Alexander Pope: Rape of the Lock, Canto 2

William Blake: The Chimney Sweeper, The Little Black Boy, The Tiger

1. Analysis of The Chimney Sweepers.

2. Living conditions of Children at the time of "The Chimney Sweepers".

3. Ironic and Imageries and symbols in The Chimney Sweepers.

4. Analysis of The Little Black Boy.

William Wordsworth: Tintern Abbey; She dwelt among the untrodden ways; Lucy Gray, (or Solitude).

1.  Critical Appreciation of Tintern Abbey.

2. Analysis of Tintern Abbey

Samuel Taylor Coleridge: Kubla Khan

2. Kubla Khan is a fragment.

Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822): Ozymandias; The Indian Girls Song (The Indian Serenade).

1. The theme in Ozymandias.

2. An irony in Ozymandias.

3. Symbolism in Ozymandias.

John Keats (1795-1821): La Belle Dame Sans Merci; To Autumn

3. Analysis and Critical Appreciation of Ode to Autumn.

4. Keats as a romantic poet.

Section I: Plays and Novels

(1x14 + 2x6)

William Congreve: The Way of the World

Jane Austen: Pride and Prejudice


The Social and Literary Context: Restoration to the Romantic Age

Marks 100 (80+20) [20 Marks Internal Assessment]. Credits: 8


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