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for his wife.
Candidates will take all questions in this section.
8. State clearly and briefly the main idea of the Palace of Art.
9. Continue one of the following quotations for ten or twelve lines:
(a) For there was Milton like a seraph strong
I'll hold thee any wager
10. Tell where the following lines occur and explain the meaning where necessary:
(a) Good sentences and well pronounced.
To seal love's bonds newmade, than they are wont
(g) Since nought so stockish, hard and full of rage
by Cepers de
the relation of the pl
What characteristics C
2. Consider the fol Hamlet's delay:
1) External difficult ovely, pure and most m which forms a hero sink and must not cast away sicklied o'er with the pa fional moral ideas of h told him plainly that he Conscience in him whic
But to my mind, though I am native here
From our achievements, though performed at height,
So oft it chances in particular men
That for some vicious mole of nature in them
By the o'ergrowth of some complexion
The form of plausive manners; that these men-
Shall in the general censure take corruption
(a) Explain the underlined expressions. What is the relation of the phrase "east and west," 1. 4?
(b) Who is the speaker? Give the circumstances. What characteristics of the speaker are displayed in the speech?
2. Consider the following theories as explanatory of Hamlet's delay:
(1) External difficulties made action impossible; (2) "A lovely, pure and most moral nature without the strength of nerve which forms a hero sinks beneath a burden which it cannot bear and must not cast away"; (3) "The native hue of resolution is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought"; (4) "The conventional moral ideas of his time which he shared with the ghost told him plainly that he ought to avenge his father; but a deeper conscience in him which was in advance of his time contenced
with these explicit conventional ideas. It is because this deeper conscience remains below the surface that he fails to recognize it and fancies he is hindered by cowardice or sloth or passion.”
Belial came last than whom a spirit more lewd
Explain the point of view from which Milton regards Belial as having once been a spirit in Heaven? Explain the reference to Eli's sons. Illustrate from the passage the qualities of Miltonic style and rhythm.
A good man was ther of religioun,
But riche he was of holy thought and werk.
And such he was i-proved ofte sithes.
Of his offrynge, and eek of his substaunce.
A parish priest was of the pilgrim train;
Refin'd himself to soul, to curb the sense;
The tithes, his parish freely paid, he took;
To feed the famish'd, and to clothe the bare:
Dryden. (a) Compare the style of these passages. In what respects is Chaucer superior?
(b) Compare Goldsmith's description of the Parson with both. Quote some striking traits in Goldsmith's description which are original, and also some which are obviously imitations of Chaucer.
5. Compare the versification of Chaucer and Dryden in the above passages, noticing use of accent, pause, overflow, cadence, and the general quality of the movement.
6. Describe briefly (1) the characteristics of the literary ballad of the 18th century; (2) the revival of ancient ballad poetry towards the end of the century; (3) Scott's ballads, and Coleridge's Ancient Mariner, as imitations of the Ancient Ballad.
7. "But Wordsworth's poetry when he is at his best is inevitable as nature herself. It might seem that nature not only gave him the matter for his poem but wrote his poem for him."
What does Arnold mean by the " inevitable" in poetry? Give examples of this quality from the poetry of Words