SEMESTER I(Still Working)

PAPER 2 

Medieval and Renaissance: Poetry and Plays


Section I: Poems

Geoffrey Chaucer (1340-1400): Prologue to The Canterbury Tales; Introduction*, Portraits
of the Knight*, the Squire* and the Wife of Bath.

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1. The Prologue to the Canterbury Tales" is a realistic depiction of fourteenth-century English life, elaborate.

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2. Discuss Chaucer as a Father of English poetry.

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3. Discuss Chaucer's art of Characterization with reference to the Prologue.

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4. From your reading of the Prologue, make an assessment of Chaucer's humour. 

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5. Write a short note on the portraits of the Knight and the Squire in the Prologue to the Canterbury Tales. ? 

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6. Write a critical assessment of the wife of Bath.



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Edmund Spenser (1552-99): Sonnets from Amoretti: (a) What guyle is this ...;(b) The
Merry Cuckow, messenger of Spring; The Faerie Queene,
Book 3,Canto 3: The Visit to Merlin 1-10.

Question:

Discuss Spenser as a love poet with reference to the sonnets prescribed for your study.

Write a note on Spenser as a sonneteer with special reference to the sonnets prescribed for you. ' Explain

Write down the critical appreciation of the poem "What guile is this."

Write down the critical appreciation of the poem "The Merry Cuckoo, messenger of the spring."

 Describe the image of Artegall produced by Marlin in his magic mirror. a
What advice did Marlin give to Britomart? Was Britomart convinced?

How would you describe Britomart's love for Artegall?

Henry Howard (1517-1547): The Means to Attain a Happy Life

Question:

Attempt a critical appreciation of the poem Henry Howard's The Means to Attain a Happy Life.

Bring out the qualities of Sydney as a sonneteer with special

Michael Drayton: (1563-1631) Love's Farewell

Question:

Discuss Michel Drayton as a sonneteer with special reference to the poem " Love's Farewell".

Write down the critical appreciation of the poem " Love's Farewell".

Discuss the theme of the poem Love's Farewell".

William Shakespeare (1564-1616): Sonnets 30*, 65*,

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John Donne (1572-1631): Sweetest Love I do not go* / Thou Hast made me.

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Discuss the major characteristics of metaphysical poetry with special reference to Donne.

Consider Donne as a love poet with special reference to the poem prescribed.

What are the characteristics of Donne's love poetry
Discuss the significance of imagery in Donne's representation of love in Sweetest Love I do not goe.

What is meant by conceit? Write a note on the use of conceits in Donne's poetry.

Assess the important features of Donne's poetry with reference to Sweetest Love I do not goe and Thou hast made me, And shall thy work decay ?

Mary Wroth (1587?-1651?): Sweetest love, return again*.

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Katharine Philips (1632-1664): Friendship’s Mystery, To My Dearest Lucasia

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