Previous Question Modern Poetry Exam 2019 NU Masters

Previous Question Modern Poetry Exam 2019 NU Masters


ENGLISH                                               মাফা-১০/২০১৯

Subject Code: 311103

(Modern Poetry)

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Part A

(Answer any ten questions)



a) Where does Whitman behold God?

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Ans. He feels the presence of God everywhere each hour of the twenty four and each moment.

b) How many sections are there in the poem, “Song of Myself?

Ans. 52 sections.

c) What kind of husband does Yeats wish for his daughter?

Ans. He prays that his daughter be married to a good husband who takes her to a home with aristocratic values and traditions.

d) Whom do ‘Leada’ and ‘the swan’ represent?

Ans. Leada represents a Greeck woman and the swan represents the Zeus (or Jupiter)

e) Who is the speaker in the poem, “Mending Wall”?

Ans. The speaker says it all of his point of view in a first person narrative.

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f) What is ‘Horn of Plenty’?

Ans. Coruncupia comes from Latin cornu copiae, which translates literally as ‘horn of Plenty’.

g) What does inner weather symbolize? 

Ans. The spiritual anguish,doubts and conflicts by which the poet is torn and tossed.

h) Who was Achilles?

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

i) Who is Harlod Wilson?

Ans. A young school boy.

j) To which life is compared in ‘Briches’?

Ans. Life is compared to a pathless wood.

k) What is the meaning of green age?

Ans. Boyhood or the youthful period of life.

I) Who is a Miss Wall?

Ans. Miss Wall is a school teacher.

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(Answer any five questions)


2. How does Whitman glorify death in ‘Song of Myself?

3. What does Yeats say about the rise and fall of civilizations?

4. What is the underlying idea of the poem ‘Fire and Ice’?

5. What is Frost’s attitude toward Nature? 

6. What is elegy? How is ‘After the Funeral’ an elegy? 

7. Trace the personal elements you find in Seamus Heaney’s poems. 

8. What does the wall signify in the poem ‘Mending Wall’? 

9. Explain with reference to the context: Earth’s the right place for love I don’t know where its likely to go better.

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(Answer any five questions)


10. Consider Whitman’s treatment of soul, self and body.

11. Analyze the symbols used by W.B. Yeats in his poems. 

12. Frost depicts modern life in pastoral setting. Discuss. 

13. Consider Auden as an anti-romantic poet. 

14. Make an assessment of Dylan Thomas’s use of poetic imagery. 

15. Write an essay on Seamus Heaney’s treatment of nature. 

16. Comment of Whitman as a poet of Democracy.

17. Trace out the dramatic qualities in Frost’s poems. 

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


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