English Stream A Poems, Play, Novel and Composition External Correspondence Previous Year Question Paper Year 2005 : IIIrd Year

SECTION – A

Q. 1. Choose any two of the given stanzas and answer the questions that follow :
(a) O, no ! It is an ever fixed mark.
That looks on tempests and is never shaken; It is the star to every wandering bark, Whose worth’s unknown, although his
height be taken

(I) Identify the poem and the poet.
(ii) What is the ever-fixed mark and how ?

(iii) Explain the figure of speech contained in the third line. (2)f
(b) Teach me half the gladness
That my brain must know,
Such harmonious madness
From my lips would flow,
The world should listen than – as I am
listening now

(i) Name the poem and the poet.
(ii) To whom is the poem addressed and why?
(iii) Explain with context ’such harmonious mad ness.1

(c) It’s the time when like pupae they burst their cocoons and Emerge in harsh adult glory, and they no longer Need you except for serving tea and pressing Clothes, but you need all the same, and badly
too…..

(i) Identify the poem and the poet. • (2)
(ii) Explain the context. (2)
(iii) Explain ihe figure of speech : ‘like pupae they burst their cocoons.’

SECTION – B

Choose any one of the following and answer the uestions that follow:
(a) Why, man, he doth bestride the narrow world Like a Colossus, and we petty men Walk under his huge legs, and peep about To find ourselves dishonourable graves. Men at some time are masters of their fates: The fault dear Brutus, is not in our stars But in ourselves, that we are underlings.

(1) Who speaks these lines and to whom ?
Give the context. (2, 2)

(2) Explain the following :
(i) ‘Like a Colossus.’
(ii) ‘The fault dear Brutus, is not in our stars ……………that we are underlings.’ (2, 2)

(3) Discuss the motives of the speaker in the abovt passage.

(b) This was the noblest Roman of them all. All the conspirators save only he Did that they did in envy of great Caesar, He only, in a general honest thought And common good to all, made one of them. His life was gentle, and the elements So mix’d in him, that Nature might stand up And say to all the world, “This was a man !”
(1) Who speaks these lines and about whom ? Give the context. r
(2) (i) Who was the ‘Noblest Roman’ ?
(ii) Explain ‘the elements so mixed in him’

(3) Elaborate on how the speaker assesses the person mentioned in the above passage.
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SECTION – C

Q. 2. Write short notes on any two of the following :
(a) Margayya’s Japa;
(b) Margayya as a father;
(c) Dr. Pal’s role in Margayya’s life;
(d) Balu as a rebel.
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Q. 3. Describe different stages of Wordsworth’s love for nature as revealed in his poem Tintern Abbey.

Or

Ulysses is a ‘restless, aged warrior’. Discuss with reference to Tennyson’s poem Ulysses.
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Q. 4. How does Cassius succeed in winning over Brutus to the side of the conspirators ?

Or

Caesar dead is more powerful than Caesar alive. Discuss.
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Q.5. Margayya’s obsession with money brings about his downfall. Discuss.

Or

Describe Dr. Pal’s role in the life of Margayya and his family.
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Q.6. Write and essay of 350 words on any one of the following :
(a) Co-education in colleges;
(b) Film stars entering politics;
(c) The cricket frenzy of the World Cup;
(d) Television as a medium of entertainment;
(e) I love my country.
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