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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
(c) Parks with oak and chestnut shady
I'll hold thee any wager
When we are both accoutred like young men
(f) You see me, Lord Bassanio, where I stand
10. Tell where the following lines occur and explain the meaning where necessary:
(a) Good sentences and well pronounced.
(d) O ten times faster Venus' pigeons fly
To seal love's bonds newmade, than they are wont
To wear an undeserved dignity.
(f) I see, sir, you are liberal in offers.
(g) Since nought so stockish, hard and full of rage
But to my mind, though I am native here
More honoured in the breach than the observance.
Makes us traduced and tax'd of other nations:
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
Oft breaking down the pales and forts of reason,
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."
3. Belial came last than whom a spirit more lewd
Of Belial, flown with insolence and wine.
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,
And was a poure Persoun of a toun;
But riche he was of holy thought and werk.
That Cristes gospel truly wolde preche;
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:
A poorer than himself he would not see.
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.
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