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Previous Question Modern Poetry Exam 2015 NU Masters


ENGLISH                                               মাফা-১০/২০১৫

Subject Code: 311103

(Modern Poetry)

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Time-4 hours             Full marks-80

Part A

(Answer any ten questions)



a) What is Walt Whitman’s idea of immortality of the soul?

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Ans. He believes that the souls blend with the Divine Soul after the release from death.

b) What is the nationality of W.B.Yeats?

Ans. Irish

c) How many sections are there in ‘Song of Myself?


d) Why is Maud Gone compared with Halen?

Ans. Her features and her personality was high and solitary and most stern like that of Helen.

e) What is the central theme of the poem “Mowing”?

Ans. The vision of New England.

f) What type of poem is “In Memory of W.B.Yeats”?

Ans. Elegy.

g) What does the wall stand for in “Mending Wall”?

Ans. The wall stands for barriers.

h) What does “The Force” signify?

Ans. It refers to some powerful energy. The poet means to say that some supreme power is at work in all Nature as well as in the human body.

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i) Whom does Achilles refer to?

Ans. The modern man who is unable to think in a world of cruelty, violence and cowardice.

j) What is the theme of the poem ‘Digging’?

Ans. It states the poet’s choice of a career to dig up the perfect words with his pen.

k) What does the poet mean by ‘Wintry fever’?

Ans. Sickness of old age.

I) What is ‘Spiritus Mundi’?*

Ans. Universal memory and a muse of sorts that provides inspiration to the poet.


(Answer any five questions)


2. How does W.B. Yeats use myth in the poem, “September 1913”? 

3. How is marriage and love reflected in Heaney’s poem, “The Skunk”?

4. What is Yeats’s attitude towards Maud Gonne in the poem “No Second Troy”? 

5. Do you think Whitman is a poet of revolutionary spirit? 

6. What does the wall signify in the poem “Mending Wall”?

7. How does Auden express anti-romantic view of love?

8. How does Dylan Thomas celebrate life over death? 

9. Explain with reference :- “Between my finger any my thumb The squat pen rests I’ll dig with it.”

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(Answer any five questions)


10. Why is Whitman called a poet of democracy? 

11. Illustrate W.B. Yeats as a poet of love.

12. “Frost’s poems are local in colour but universal in appeal”-Discuss.

13. Comment on Auden’s treatment of love and friendship in his poetry.

14. What religious elements do you find in the poetry of Dylan Thomas? 

15. Consider the poem “In Memory of W.B. Yeats” as an elegy. 

16. Discuss Whitman’s treatment of soul, self and body. 

17. Write a critical appreciation of Seamus Heaney’s poem “Digging”. 

Riya Akter
Riya Akter
Hey, This is Riya Akter Setu, B.A (Hons) & M.A in English from National University.


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