Modern Poetry Suggestions Session 2021-22

Modern Poetry Suggestions session 2021-22

Part C

Walt Whitman

  1. Trace out the mystical elements in ‘Song of Myself.’ [2016, 2018, 2020] ✪✪✪
  2. Consider Whitman as a poet of joy and optimism. [2020]
  3. Consider Whitman’s treatment of soul, self, and body. [2015, 2019] ✪✪✪

W. B. Yeats

  1. Discuss Yeats as a poet of love with reference to some of his poems. [2015, 2017, 2020] ✪✪✪
  2. Show W.B. Yeats as a patriotic poet. [2018, 2020] ✪✪✪
  3. Analyze the symbols used by W.B. Yeats in his poems. [2019] ✪✪✪
  4. How does W.B. Yeats handle myth and history in his poems? [2014, 2017] 

আরো পড়ুনঃ Evaluate the Ingredients of Romance in  Troilus and Criseyde

ইউটিউবে ভিডিও লেকচার দেখুনঃ

Robert Frost

  1. How does Robert Frost connect nature to the human situations in his poems? [2020] Or, Frost’s treatment of nature. ✪✪✪
  2. Frost depicts modern life in a pastoral setting. [2019] ✪✪✪ 
  3. Discuss the relationship between men and women in Frost’s poetry.

W. H. Auden

  1. Consider Auden as a modern poet. [2016, 2020] ✪✪✪
  2. Consider Auden as an anti-romantic poet. [2019] ✪✪✪
  3. Consider the poem “In Memory of W.B. Yeats” as an elegy. [2015, 2018]

Dylan Thomas

  1. Discuss the theme of nostalgia in the poems of Dylan Thomas. [2016, 2020] ✪✪✪
  2. Make an assessment of Dylan Thomas’s use of poetic imagery. [2017, 2019] ✪✪✪
  3. Discuss the symbols used in the poems of Dylan Thomas. [2016] 

Seamus Heaney

  1. How has Heany expressed his concern about the voice of the silent and oppressed? [2016, 2020] ✪✪✪
  2. Write an essay on Seamus Heaney’s treatment of nature. [2011, 2019] ✪✪✪
  3. How does Heaney’s poetry combine pictures of ancient Ireland with those of modern times? [2017]

Less Important

  1. Discuss Whitman’s treatment of “self” and “democracy.” Or, Whitman is signing of the whole of humanity – Elucidate. [2014]
  2. What romantic elements do you find in the poems of W.B. Yeats? [2018]
  3. Discuss the major themes in Seamus Heaney’s poems. [2014, 2018]

Part B

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Walt Whitman

  1. Why does the poet celebrate his ownself in the poem ‘Song of Myself’? [2020] ✪✪✪
  2. How does Whitman glorify death in ‘Song of Myself’ [2016, 2019] ✪✪✪
  3. How does Whitman give equal importance to both body and soul in ‘Song of Myself’? [2017] ✪✪✪
  4. Do you think Whitman is a poet of revolutionary spirit? [2015]

W. B. Yeats

আরো পড়ুনঃ Mention the Medieval and Modern Elements From your Study of Chaucer’s Poems.

  1. What is Yeats’ attitude to history and civilization? [2020] Or, what does Yeats say about the rise and fall of civilizations? [2014, 2019] ✪✪✪
  2. What does ‘Byzantium’ stand for in W. B. Yeats’ poems? [2014, 2018] ✪✪✪
  3. What are the prayers of the poet for his infant daughter? [2017]
  4. How does Yeats estimate Maud Gonne in ‘No Second Troy’? [2015, 2017] ✪✪✪

Robert Frost

  1. How does Frost express his patriotic feeling in his poem ‘The Gift Outright’? [2020] ✪✪✪
  2. What tragic vision in life do you find in ‘Out, Out’? [2016, 2018] ✪✪✪
  3. What does the wall signify in the poem ‘Mending Wall’? [2015, 2017, 2019] ✪✪✪
  4. How are fact and fancy blended in Frost’s poetry? [2017]
  5. How does Mary define ‘Home’ in the “Death of the Hired Man”?

W. H. Auden

  1. What social consciousness do you find in Auden’s poems?
  2. What are the symbols that Auden used in his poem ‘The Shield of Achilles’? [2016, 2018] ✪✪✪
  3. What is Auden’s attitude to religion? [2018] ✪✪✪

Dylan Thomas

  1. How is ‘Do not go gentle into that good night’ a villanelle? [2020] ✪✪✪
  2. How does Dylan Thomas pay respect to his aunt in ‘After the Funeral’? [2016, 2018] ✪✪✪
  3. How is ‘After the Funeral’ an elegy? [2019]

আরো পড়ুনঃSketch the Character of Troilus

Seamus Heany

  1. What is Heany’s attitude to his forefathers as depicted in the poem ‘Digging’? [2017, 2020] ✪✪✪
  2. Trace the personal elements in Seamus Heany’s poems. [2014, 2019] ✪✪✪
  3. How is the poem ‘Punishment’ a satire against various injustices? [2018]

Nota Bene

  • After analyzing the  question pattern, it appears almost every Exam year, NU sets 1 broad question from each W. H. Auden, Dylan Thomas, and Seamus Heaney.
  • 3 or 4 broad questions will be set from Whitman and Yeats, InshaAllah.
  • Read “Part C” questions carefully, to perform well in “Part B”.
Riya Akter
Riya Akter
Hey, This is Riya Akter Setu, B.A (Hons) & M.A in English from National University.


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