English Stream A Poems, Play, Novel and Composition Regular Previous Year Question Paper Year 2006 : IIIrd Year

SECTION ‘A’

Q. 1. Choose any two of the following passages and answer the questions that follow :
(a) It’s the time when like pupae, they burst their cocoons and Emerge in harsh adult glory, and they no longer Need you.
(i) Name the poem and the poet. 2
(ii) Explain the relation between ‘they’ and ‘you’.
(iii) Bring out the significance of the figure of speech in the first line.

(b) Love’s not Time’s fool, though rosy lips and cheeks Within his bending sickle’s compass come;
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks.
(i) Name the poem and the poet. 2
(ii) What is the poet’s attitude to love ? 2
(iii) Identify the figure of speech used in the first
two lines.
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(c) We look before and after
And pine for what is not:
Our sincerest laughter
With some pain is fraught;
Our sincerest songs are those that tell of saddest thought.

(i) Name the poem and the poet. 2
(ii) What is the human predicament described ? 2
(iii) Explain the last line.
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SECTION ‘B’

Q. 2. Choose any one of the following passage and answer the questions that follow :
(a) O judgment, thou art fled to brutish beasts, And men have lost their reason. Bear with me. My heart is in the coffin there with Caesar And I must pause till it come back to me.
(i) Identify the speaker. Who is being addressed and what is the context ?
(ii) Explain the last two lines. 4
(iii) What light do these lines throw on the character of the speaker ?

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(b) I, as Aeneas, our great ancestor,
Did from the flames of Troy upon his shoulder The old Anchises bear, so from the waves of Tiber Did I the tired Caesar. And this man Is now become a god,

(i) Identify the speaker. Who is being addressed ?
Explain the context. 4
(ii) Explain the reference to “Aeneas” and “Tiber”.
(iii) In what light does the speaker intend to show Caesar and why ?
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SECTION’C

Q. 3. Write short notes on any two of the following:
(a) The orphan’s dead body;
(b) The Gutter;
(c) 10, Market Road;
(d)Madan Lal.
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Q. 4. Tintern Abbey’ is a poem about Nature and a way of life. Discuss.

Or

Bring out the different meanings of zero in Poem ‘About Nothing’.
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Q. 5. Why and how does Cassius conspire against Julius Caesar ? Is he justified ?

Or

Discuss the role of the mob in the play Julius Caesar. 10
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Q. 6. Trace the efforts made by Margayya in educating his son. Do his efforts bring in any rewards ?

Or

Who or what is responsible for Margayya’s life of ups and downs?
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Q. 7. Write an essay in about 300 words on any one of the following topics:
(a) My Country, My Pride;
(b) The time of year I like the most;
(c) The pleasures of travel;
(d) Communalism;
(e) The most interesting film I have seen. 15
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