Distance education m. A. (English) degree examination, may 2010



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DISTANCE EDUCATION

M.A. (English) DEGREE EXAMINATION, MAY 2010.

POETRY

Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks



PART A — (5  8 = 40 marks)

Write short essays on any FIVE of the following.



  1. Why is the repetition significant in the poem ‘‘The Lamb’’?

  2. How does Arnold picture the exquisite beauty of the country round oxford in the poem ‘‘The Scholar Gipsy’’?

  3. Critically analyse ‘‘I felt a funeral in my Brain’’.

  4. Comment on the central theme of the poem ‘‘Tiruvella’’.

  5. What is the African feeling that is portrayed through the poem ‘‘Telephonic conversation’’?

  6. ‘‘Beelzebub’s Speech is a masterpiece of persuasive argument’’ – Justify.

  7. Comment on the central theme of ‘‘The Last Ride Together’’.

  8. How does Wallace Stevens Juxtapose? The pleasure and pain in ‘‘Sunday Morning’’.

PART B — (4  15 = 60 marks)

Answer any FOUR of the following.



  1. Write a critical appreciation of the poem ‘‘The Eve of
    St. Agnes’’.

  2. How far does the ‘melody of the verses’ suit to the theme of the poem ‘‘The lotos – Eaters’’?

  3. Critically analyse ‘‘Lady Lazarus’’.

  4. Compare the attitudes of the father, the mother, the narrator and the peasants to the incident – ‘the scorpion bite’ as revealed in the poem ‘‘Night of the scorpion’’.

  5. Trace the evolution of thought in ‘‘Moschus Moschiferus’’ A song for St. Cecilia’s Day’’.

  6. Compare and contrast ‘‘The Lamb’’ and ‘‘The Tiger’’.

  7. Justify the title of the poem ‘‘The Waste Land’’.

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DISTANCE EDUCATION

M.A. (English) DEGREE EXAMINATION, MAY 2010.

PROSE


Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks

PART A — (5  8 = 40 marks)

Answer any FIVE questions.


  1. Analyse Dr. Johnson’s estimate of ‘‘Paradise Lost’’.

  2. Write on the prose style of Charles Lamb.

  3. Give an assessment of the character Sir Roger de Coverley.

  4. ‘What is beauty’, according to Will Durant?

  5. Bring out Orwell’s reflections on Gandhi.

  6. Analyse Emerson’s views of ‘‘Self Reliance’’.

  7. Bring out the contents of the essay ‘‘Decolonising, the Mind’’.

  8. What are the umbrella morals dealt by A.G. Gardiner?

PART B — (4  15 = 60 marks)

Answer any FOUR questions.



  1. Write on the style and content of Bacon’s essays.

  2. Analyse Carlyle as a prose writer with special reference to ‘‘Dante and Shakespeare’’.

  3. Treat Will Durant as a prose writer.

  4. Bring out Orwell’s estimate of History, propaganda and democratic speech.

  5. Expose Thoreau’s views on civil disobedience.

  6. Bring out the contents of Russel’s open letter to Eisenhower and Khrus Chev.

  7. Treat Robert Lynd as a humorous writer with reference to ‘‘Forgetting’’.

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DISTANCE EDUCATION

M.A. (English) DEGREE EXAMINATION, MAY 2010.

DRAMA

Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks



PART A — (5  8 = 40 marks)

Answer any FIVE short essays of the following.



  1. Sketch the tragic note in Dr. Faustus.

  2. She Stoops to Conquer’ is a typical Restoration comedy –
    Discuss.

  3. ‘‘Tughlaq is a political allergy’’ – Substantiate this statement.

  4. Discuss the part played by Mr. Kashikar in
    Silence! The Court is in Session.

  5. Justify the title Arthur Miller’s All my sons.

  6. What impression do you form regarding the character of Nora in The Doll’s House?

  7. Give a thematic study of Pinter’s The Birth Day Party.

  8. Comment on the elements of modernism in The Cocktail Party.

PART B — (4 × 15 = 60 marks)

Answer any FOUR questions.



  1. ‘‘The tragic Death of Dr. Faustus is poignantly pathetic’’. Discuss this view elaborately.

  2. How does Karnad maintain the balance between history and performance in Tughlaq?

  3. ‘‘She stoops to Conquer is an attack on sentimentalism’’ –

Discuss.

  1. Discuss how social responsibility has become the theme
    of All my sons.

  2. Sketch the character of Celia in the play The Cocktail Party.

  3. Attempt a character sketch on King Oedipus.

  4. What impression do you get on the plot construction of the play ‘‘Silence – The Court is in Session’’?

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DISTANCE EDUCATION

M.A. (English) DEGREE EXAMINATION, MAY 2010.

LITERARY CRITICISM

Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks

PART A — (5  8 = 40 marks)

Answer any FIVE of the following questions in about


300 words each.

  1. Discuss Aristotle’s views on the Unity of Action.

  2. What, according to Sidney are the functions of poetry?

  3. Comment on Arnold’s estimate of Chaucer.

  4. How does “The Philosophy of Composition” reveal the strength and weaknesses of Poe’s verse?

  5. Brief Sri Aurobindo’s views on the future poetry.

  6. How does Jung argue that the study of psychic process can be brought to bear upon the study of literature?

  7. Write a short note on Frye as an archetypal critic.

  8. How does Elaine Showalter classify women’s writing?

PART B — (4  15 = 60 marks)

Answer any FOUR questions in about 500 words each.



  1. Summarize Aristotle’s idea of tragedy in his Poetics.

  2. What are the major tenets of Wordsworth’s Preface to the Lyrical Ballads?

  3. For T.S.Eliot, “the progress of an artist is a continual self-sacrifice, a continual extinction of personality.” Discuss.

  4. How does Arnold establish Pope and Dryden as classics of prose, and not of poetry?

  5. How does Lionel Trilling view Freudian Theory?

  6. Comment on Derrida’s views on the structure of a language.

  7. Critically examine Schorer’s assessment of the British and American novelists.

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DISTANCE EDUCATION

M.A. (English) DEGREE EXAMINATION, MAY 2010.

NEW MEDIA AND ADVERTISING

Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks

PART A — (5  8 = 40 marks)

Answer any FIVE questions.



  1. Narrate briefly the importance of computer in Information Technology.

  2. Describe the concept ‘‘Processing Software’’.

  3. Sketch the gradual growth of computer networks and world wide web.

  4. Compare and contrast web sites and web pages.

  5. Explain : ‘E’ mail and Internet.

  6. Describe the advantages of teleconferencing and video conferencing.

  7. Explain VRLS and News Sources.

  8. Describe the regulatory mechanism and the future trends of Information Technology in the global level.

PART B — (4 × 15 = 60 marks)

Answer any FOUR questions.



  1. Describe the characteristics of computers and its operating systems.

  2. Write briefly the workings of

  1. (a) MS Word

  2. (b) MS Excel

  3. (c) MS Access

  4. (d) MS Power

  5. (e) Adobe Photoshop.

  1. Describe Hardware and Software. Narrate its essentiality to the Internet.

  2. What are the network protocols and mailing lists? Explain briefly.

  3. Describe how ‘‘Internet’’ is a boon to information seekers in the (IT) world.

  4. Explain search engines and the advantages of browsing.

  5. Describe the ethical issues related to the public relations and advertisement.

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DISTANCE EDUCATION

M.A. DEGREE EXAMINATION, MAY 2010.

English

SHAKESPEARE



Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks

PART A — (5  8 = 40 marks)



  1. Write short essays on any FIVE of the following :

  1. What is short dramatic significance of the opening scene of Twelfth Night?

  2. ‘‘King Henry is the engine of the play, but stays usually in the back groud ’’ - Elucidate.

  3. Discuss how for do overhearing and report changed human density in Much Ado About Nothing.

  4. Trace the relationship between Antony and Enobarbus.

  5. Comment on Hamlet’s relations with Ophelia.

  6. Trace the elements of Raman play in Antony and Cleopatra.

  7. Sketch the character of Desdemona.

  8. Explain the dramatic significance of the plot of Caliban with his two associates to murder prospero in The Tempert.

PART B — (4  15 = 60 marks)

Answer any FOUR questions.



  1. What are the different kinds of love that are portrayed by Shakespeare in Twelfth Night?

  2. What do you mean by proxy-wooing? What is the dramatic significance of proxy-wooing in Much Ado About Nothing.

  3. Comment on the part played by Falstaff.

  4. Are Antony and Cleopatra true tragic characters, or are they too fault-ridden and laughable to be tragic? Comment.

  5. ‘‘Character is density’’. How far is this applicable to Hamlet?

  6. Trace the Villainous deeds of Iago that lead for the tragic end of othello and Desdemona.

  7. Is prospero a responsible father or a true statesman or a man with guest? Comment.



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DISTANCE EDUCATION

M.A. (English) DEGREE EXAMINATION, MAY 2010.

FICTION

Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks



PART A — (5  8 = 40 marks)

Answer any FIVE questions.



  1. “Dr. Manette has furthered the cause of the French revolution” Discuss.

  2. Bring out the melodramatic elements which mar the excellence of the novel, Jane Eyre.

  3. Describe Mrs. Morel’s turning away from her husband and towards her son william in Sons and Lovers.

  4. Describe Hester Prynne on the scaffold in the market-place.

  5. Sketch the character of Rinaldi in A farewell to Arms.

  6. Explain Dostoevsky’s concern about the problem of crime in Crime and Punishment.

  7. Write a note on the character of the nameless heroine of Surfacing.

  8. Trace the events that led to Oskar living in a mental hospital in The Tin Drum.

PART B — (4  15 = 60 marks)

Answer any FOUR questions.



  1. “A Tale of Two Cities is a tale of two heroes”. Discuss.

  2. “Bloom is treated as a total outsider in Dublin, though he does not mind being so treated”. Comment.

  3. Do you consider Roger Chillingworth as a villian in
    The Scarlet Letter? Justify your answer.

  4. Compare the two idyllic sections : the summer spent in Milan and the winter in Switzerland in A Farewell to Arms.

  5. Describe Paul’s affair with Miriam and Clara and its failure in Sons and Lovers.

  6. How are the horrors of the Nazi regime portrayed in The Tin Drum?

  7. How is religious symbolism used extensively in Voss?

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DISTANCE EDUCATION

M.A. (English) DEGREE EXAMINATION, MAY 2010.

COMPARATIVE LITERATURE AND TRANSLATION

Time : Three hours Maximum: 100 marks

SECTION A — (5  8 = 40 marks)

Answer any FIVE of the following questions.



  1. Compare national literature, world literature and general literature.

  2. What is the definition and scope of the term ‘‘comparative literature’’?

  3. Define : ‘stylization’, ‘pastiche’ and ‘negative influence’.

  4. Define : Metaphrase, paraphrase and adaptation.

  5. Define : Epoch, period and generation.

  6. Write a note on literal translation and literary translation.

  7. Write a short essay on the history of comparative literature in India.

  8. Write a note on literature and other arts like theatre, architecture and dance.

SECTION B — (4 × 15 = 60 marks)

Answer any FOUR questions.



  1. Write an essay on the theory of genres.

  2. Write an essay on thematology.

  3. What are the different problems of translation?

  4. How does psychology help the interpretation of literature?

  5. What is the complementary relationship between literature and sociology?

  6. Write an essay on influence and reception studies.

  7. What is the methodology followed in the study of comparative literature?

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DISTANCE EDUCATION

M.A. (English) DEGREE EXAMINATION, MAY 2010.

INDIAN LITERATURE IN ENGLISH TRANSLATION

Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks

PART A — (5  8 = 40 marks)

Answer any FIVE questions.


  1. What is the significance of the title ‘‘unarmed’’?

  2. Write a note on Subarnalata.

  3. What are the rights of the earth?

  4. Sketch the character of Sambasiva.

  5. What is the theme of Cocoon?

  6. How does Varma describe the pleasure dome?

  7. What different generations are portrayed by Neela Padmanabhan?

  8. What is the message of the poem ‘‘The Black Flag in the Hands of Ambedkar’’?

PART B — (4  15 = 60 marks)

Answer any FOUR questions.



  1. Write an essay on Sambasive as a farce.

  2. Write an essay on the feminist out look of Subarnalata.

  3. Comment on the different roles played by Malati and Madhava.

  4. Attempt a critique of the poem ‘‘The pleasure Dome’’.

  5. What is symbolic about the black flag in the hands of Ambedkar?

  6. What is unique about Pandurang Sangrikar in Cocoon?

  7. Discuss the political cricism found in Samba Siva – A Farce.

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DISTANCE EDUCATION

M.A. (English) DEGREE EXAMINATION, MAY 2010.

ENGLISH FOR COMMUNICATION

Time : Three hours Maximum : 100 marks

PART A — (5  8 = 40 marks)

Answer any FIVE of the following questions.



  1. Write a note on the different patterns of communication.

  2. Describe the method of preparation for facing an employment interview.

  3. What are the points to be remembered in preparing an application for a job?

  4. Analyse the advantages of group discussion.

  5. How will you prepare a research paper?

  6. Explain the art of telephonic conversation.

  7. What are the different components of a business letter?

  8. Bring out the relationship between agenda and minutes.

PART B — (4  15 = 60 marks)

Answer any FOUR of the following questions.



  1. How will you prepare technical proposals?

  2. Analyse the barriers to communication and suggest ways to overcome them.

  3. Highlight the different forms of non-verbal communication.

  4. Set forth the different elements of report writing.

  5. Explain in detail the steps to be taken for holding a national-level conference or seminar.

  6. Comment on the different types of graphs and their uses.

  7. Bring out the importance of effective communication.

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