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Previous year question paper of MA English Literature (Indian Writings in English) Paper - 3 (3rd semester)

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 MA English Literature Previous year Question Paper Credit: thevocalnews.com MA SEM III EXAM 2021 DEGREE COLLEGE SATNA INDIAN WRITINGS IN ENGLISH (PAPER-3) Section-A Objective Type Questions Q1. Choose the correct option :- 2×5=10 Marks 1) Tagore was given the Nobel Award in..... a)1913.     b)1923 c)1918.     d)non of these 2) Wings of Fire is a..... a) biography.        b) autobiography c) A play.                 d) A story 3) Who is known as a mystic poet :- a)Arun Joshi.     b) Tagore c) Anita Desai.    d) Badal Sirkar 4) Valley of Assassins is written by :- a) Badal Sircar.    b)Arun Joshi c) Anita Desai.      d) Asif Currimbhoy 5) Maya is a character in.... a) Savitri .     b) Geetanjali c) The city and the river. d) Cry, the Peacock Section -B Short answer type (any five) 7×5=35 Marks Q2. Explain with reference to context :- It was the hour before the God's awake, Across the path of the divine event. The huge foreboding mind of the night alone, In her unit temple of Eternit

Summary of Emerson's essay Self reliance.

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Summary of Emerson's essay Self Reliance  Introduction : Emerson :- Ralph Waldo Emerson, famously known as ' The Sage of Concord ', was a renowned American Essayist, poet and a great literary figure. He was a philosopher also, whose works have a touch of transcendentalism. Through his works, he played a significant role in highlighting the issue of slavery as well as in its abolition. His essay Self Reliance is an important work which explains the value of independence of thought and having faith in one's own conscience. Ralf Waldo Emerson Profile Born May 25, 1803, US Died April 27, 1882, US School Transcendentalism Interest Individualism, nature, divinity, cultural criticism Essays Self-Reliance, Compensation, The Over-Soul, Experience, The Transcendentalist, The Poet Notable Ideas Self-reliance, transparent eyeball, double consciousness, stream of thought, Era 19th century philosophy

Walt Whitman as a Poet of Democracy

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Walt Whitman as a Poet of Democracy Walt Whitman: Introduction :- Walt Whitman is the greatest poet of America. He is the man who revolutionized American thoughts and poetry. He invented a whole new poetic form and opened up the topic to such a wide range that nobody else had touched. He was a volatile editor and writer. He had strong concerns about women property rights, immigration and the major issues of the day such as slavery. Walt Whitman Profile Born 18 may, 1819 New York Died 26 March 1872 New Jersey Occupation Poet, essayist, journalist Notable works “Calamus” “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry” “Democratic Vistas” “Drum-Taps” etc. Notable awards Hall of fame (1930) Movement American Renaissance Influenced by Emerson, Thoreau, Oscar Wilde etc. Walt Whitman : A poet of Democracy :- Whitman is considered to be the greatest democracy poet of America. In fact, his love for democracy has got him wide accla

Varieties of Spoken Language : Register, Style & Dialect

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Varieties of Language (Register, Style & Dialect) Variety of Spoken Language:  Register :- Registers are one of the varieties of spoken English language. It can be defined as a formality in a written text. These are the stylistic functional varieties and suggest almost a distinctive piece of a language.  Registers are occasion oriented. These are selected on the basis of some facts, such as what material is to be written and for what purpose, where is it being sent and most importantly to whom is it to be sent etc. One may use a specific kind of language in one case while he/she may switch over to the other based on the state of affairs. Hence, there exists a variety of registers based on the occasion. We can take, for example, the language of newspaper headlines, church services, sports commentaries etc. as the different forms of register.              In Linguistics, Register is defined as the way a speaker uses a language differently in different circumstances. His/he

Phonemes & Allophones | Linguistics | English Literature

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Phoneme & Allophones Phonemes :- Phoneme can be defined as a minimal distinctive unit of the sound system of a language. By minimal we mean that it can not be sub divided and by distinctive we mean that it is a unique sound and has the potentiality of changing the meaning of a word. Bloomfield has defined phonemes as follows : " phoneme is the minimal unit of distinctive sound feature".           Phonemes may be understood as a smallest unit that has the capacity of changing the whole meaning of a word. For example in the words 'put' and 'but' we can see that just a single sound has changed the meaning of the word. 'p' and 'b' are the two individual and distinctive units of sound in the English sound system and are referred as the phonemes of English language.  Generally, these single distinctive sounds do not possess any meaning on their own, but when arranged in a word, each distinct sound starts contributing to the meaning of

Anita Desai as a Novelist

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Anita Desai as a Novelist 📃Table of Contents:- 1) Anita Desai: A Novelist. 2) Plot Construction in Anita Desai's Novels. 3) Theme of Anita Desai's Novels. 4) Anita Desai: Cry, the peacock. 5) Anita Desai's other Novels. 6) Imagery & Symbolism in Anita Desai's Novels. 7) Read More in Indian English Literature. 📄Anita Desai: A Novelist :- Born to a German mother and Bengali father, Anita Desai is one of the greatest Indian novelists who enjoys vast popularity. Famously known as ' the mother of psychological novel genre in India ', she seldom meets with any adverse criticism. Her delicate and meticulous depiction has secured her a unique place in novel writing. Anita Desai Profile Born 24 June 1937, Mussoorie Died ------- (alive) Notable work Baumgartner's Bombay, In custody, 'Cry, the Peacock' Genre Fiction Awards Sahitya akademi award, Booker prize, P

The Rape of the lock as a Social Satire

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 The Rape of the Lock as a Social Satire 📃Contents Table :- 1) Introduction : Alexander Pope. 2) What is a satire? 3) Satire in The Rape of the Lock.     3.1 Satire on female vanity.     3.2  Satire on Nature of men and husband-wife.     3.3   Satire On Judiciary .     3.4 Satire on Sexuality. 4) Conclusion. 5) Read More in English Literature. 📄 Introduction : Alexander Pope :- Alexander Pope was a great literary figure of 18th century England. The period is categorised as Neo Classical age and is marked by extensive use of satires. His rape of the lock is a finest social satire on the contemporary English society. Alexander Pope Profile Born 21 may 1688, London Died 30 may 1744, UK Era Augustan, 18th century Profession Poet, writer, translator Genre Poetry, translations, Literary Criticism Notable works The Dunciad, The Rape of the Lock, an essay on criticism Alexander Pope is a

The Rape of The Lock as a Mock-Epic

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'The Rape of the Lock' as a Mock Epic  Table of Contents: 1. Introduction : Alexander Pope 2. The Rape of the Lock as a mock Epic     2.1 The title of the poem     2.2 The invocation     2.3 Parody of athletic game     2.4 heightened language     2.5 Use of epic simile     2.6 Supernatural spirits     2.7 Epic Emotions 3. Similar Articles Introduction : Alexander Pope :- Alexander Pope is the greatest poet of the neo- classical age. This age is marked by extensive use of satire. In  the realm of mock epic Pope enjoys the same position and prestige as Milton enjoys in the  Epic  proper.  Rape of the lock is his finest social satire on England. It is the finest mock epic poem of English Literature. Rape of the lock has won Pope more admirers than any other poem of his. Alexander Pope Profile Born 21 may 1688, London Died 30 may 1744, UK Era Augustan, 18th century Profession Poet, writer, translator Genre Po