NU 2nd Year History of English Literature Suggestion

2018 Suggestion on History of English Literature For the students of Honours 2nd Year National University Part A: Brief Questions (1×10=10) [Go through the reference books as intensively as possible putting special emphasis on the renowned authors and their great works] Part B: Short Questions (5×4=20) Anglo-Saxon Period: 1. The predecessors of English people 2. What do you know about Beowulf? 16s 3. Why is “Beowulf” a landmark in the history of English literature?***** 4. What is Anglo-Saxon chronicle?******* 5. Who was Alfred the Great?**** 6. Discuss the features of Anglo-Saxon poetry.*** 7. Discuss the effects of the Norman Conquest on English literature.*** The Age of Chaucer: 8. Mystery Plays** 9. Miracle Plays** 10. Morality Plays** 11. Interludes* 12. What is romance? 13. What are the features of romance?**** 14. Consider “Everyman” as a morality play. 15. Consider “Pier’s the plowman” as a picture of contemporary . 16. “Prologue to Canterbury Tales”****** 17. Black Death******* 18. Hundred Years War******* Renaissance and Reformation 19. Renaissance***1453*** 20. English renaissance. 16s 21. Humanism*** 22. Classicism*** 23. The Reformation Movement***16s 24. Wycliff’s contribution to reformation movement. 25. Sir Thomas More Elizabethan Age 26. The University Wits********17s 27. Sonnets and its classification** 28. Romance.** 29. Blank Verse** 30. Shakespearean Tragedy**** 31. Shakespearean Comedy*** 32. History Plays* 33. Christopher Marlowe** 34. Edmund Spenser** 35. Thomas kyd* 36. Works of William Shakespeare ***** 37. Why is Bacon’s prose style significant?16s Jacobean Age 38. Ben Johnson**17 39. Who are the cavalier poets? Write a note on the qualities of them.2017s 40. Puritanism*** 41. The effects of Puritanism on English literature. 42. Metaphysical Poets*** 43. Metaphysical Poetry**** 44. John Donne*** 45. The authorized version of the bible.*** 46. Paradise Lost******* 47. John Milton 48. In what sense is John Milton a ‘Classicist’? s15 49. Causes of the rise of Puritan Age. s15 The Restoration Age 50. Characteristics of restoration poetry 51. Satire*** 52. Causes of rise of satire during the Restoration age. S15*** 53. Heroic Couplet*** 54. The comedy of humour*** 55. The Comedy of manners******* 56. Andrew Marvel** The Neo-classical Age 57. How does Pope reflect the critical spirit of the 18th century? 17s 58. Neo-classicism*** 59. The Augustan Age***** 60. Why is this pseudo classical age?** 61. The Rape of the Lock*** 62. Thomas Gray* 63. Robinson Crusoe** 64. Gulliver’s Travel*** 65. The Spectator**** 66. The Coverley Papers******** 67. Who is Sir Roger De Coverley? 16s 68. Assess the contribution of Addison to the rise of English novel.**** 69. Contribution of Addison and Steel to the development of English Prose. S15 The Romantic Age 70. What are the features of Romantic Poetry?17s 71. Why is Blake called the precursors of Romanticism?17s 72. French Revolution** 73. Lyrical Ballads******* 74. Romanticism*** 75. Is Romanticism a revolt or revival? Give reasons. S15 76. Pantheism***16s 77. Hellenism**** 78. Pride and Prejudice 79. Negative Capability**** 80. William Wordsworth*** 81. John Keats** 82. Why is Keats called a Greek?** 83. Medievalism*** 84. Supernaturalism*** 85. Why is Keats called a 19th century Greek Poet?*** 86. Why is Charles Lamb called the prince of English essay?*** The Victorian Age 87. The Oxford Movement****17s 88. The origin of Species.16s 89. The Industrial Revolution*** 90. What is Victorian Compromise?******** 91. Pre-Raphaelitism s15 92. Alfred Tennyson: A poet of Victorian Compromise.*** 93. Robert Browning*** 94. Dramatic Monologue. S15 95. In Memoriam** 96. Jane Eyre Wuthering Heights Great Expectations** A Tale of Two Cities** 97. Culture and Anarchy** 98. Women novelist of the Victorian age. The Modern Age 99. Stream of Consciousness***s15, 17s 100. Modernism*** 101. Postcolonialim 102. Imperialism** 103. Absurd Drama******16s 104. G.B. Shaw 105. Henric Ibsen 106. The Waste Land**** 107. A Passage to India*** 108. Symbolism in modern poetry*** 109. Expressionism 110. Post-modernism 111. Apocalyptic Movement 112. Magic Realism 113. Structuralism History of English Literature Part C: Broad Questions (5×10=50) Anglo-Saxon Period: 1. What picture of the Anglo-Saxon life do you get in “Beowulf”?2017 2. Write an essay on the major features of old English poetry. 3. Discuss the influence of Norman Conquest on English literature. Or Discuss the French influence on the development of Middle English literature. The Age of Chaucer: 4. Give a brief survey of the career of Geoffrey Chaucer as a poet.*** Or, Discuss the three stages of Chaucer’s poetic development.2017 5. What is romance? What are the major features of Romance? 6. Write an essay on the growth of English drama.*** 7. Consider “Pier’s the Plowman” as a picture of contemporary life and manners. 8. Why would you call Geoffrey Chaucer the father of English poetry?*********** 9. Evaluate “Prologue to the Canterbury Tales” as a representative poem of the age of Chaucer. 10. Comment on Geoffrey Chaucer as a representative poet of his age with reference to his “Prologue to the Canterbury Tales”.2016 11. What picture of life and society do you find in “Prologue to the Canterbury Tales”? Renaissance and Reformation 12. Write an essay on English Reformation movement.**** 13. What do you know about the influence of renaissance on English Literature?*** 14. Write an essay on English Reformation Movement.** 15. Write a note on the influence of humanism on English literature.**** 16. What do you know about Renaissance Drama?2016 Elizabethan Age 17. Why is the Elizabethan age called the Golden Age fire English literature?****2017 18. Make a survey of the development of English drama from its beginning to the time of Christopher Marlowe.**** 19. Discuss the main features of Elizabethan drama focusing on Shakespeare.*** 20. Discus William Shakespeare's contribution to English drama.*** 21. Discuss the main features of Elizabethan poetry focusing on Shakespeare.*** 22. Discuss the main features of Elizabethan drama focusing on William Shakespeare.*** 23. Who were the university wits ? Discuss their contribution to English Drama. 2015 Jacobean Age 24. Who were the metaphysical poets? Evaluate their contribution to English poetry.2015 What made them distinct poets? Characteristics of metaphysical poetry.***2017 25. Characteristics of Jacobean Literature.** 26. Causes of the decline of Jacobean Drama.*** 27. Characteristics of cavalier poetry.*** 28. Write an essay on Milton’s significance in English literature. Discuss Milton’s Life and Works*** 29. Discuss the main literary Trends in the age of Milton.** 30. How did religion and politics affect Puritan literature? Write an essay with reference to Milton.**** The Restoration Age 31. Write an essay on Restoration Comedy.**2017 32. Characteristics of the Restoration Age*** 33. What is restoration? Discuss the historical and political background of the age.** 34. Write an essay on John Dryden as a representative poet of the restoration age*** 35. Describe Comedy of manners.2016 The Neo-classical Age 36. Discuss the general characteristics of the poetry of the neoclassical age.2017 37. Why is the classical age called the age of prose and reason?****** 38. Write a note on Alexander Pope's work and contribution to the neoclassical age.**** 39. Evaluate “The Rape of the Lock” as a representative poem of the neoclassical age.**** 40. What social and political aspects of the restoration period are reflected in the plays of William Congreve? **** 41. Discuss the main trends of the neo-classical literature focusing on the satirical tone of Alexander Pope and Jonathan Swift.**2015 42. How would you portray the 18th century as an age of satire?2016 The Romantic Age 43. Discuss the major features of Romanticism.** 44. Examine the influence of the French Revolution on Romantic Poetry.*** Or Examine the influence of the French Revolution on Romantic literature. ******2016 45. Show the salient features of Romanticism with reference to Wordsworth and Keats.*** 46. Show the salient features of Romanticism with special reference to S.T. Coleridge. 47. Show the salient features of Romanticism with reference to Wordsworth and Keats. 2015 48. Evaluate W. Wordsworth as the most representative author of the Romantic Age.*** 49. Romanticism is a revolt against the ideals of the neoclassical age.2015 The Victorian Age 50. Consider Alfted Tennyson as a representative poet of the Victorian Age.****2017 51. Survey the prominent literary trends in Victorian literature.***** 52. Survey the prominent literary trends in Victorian Poetry.*** 53. How would you regard Mathew Arnol as a Victorian poet?2016 54. Discuss the relation between literature and society in the Victorian Age. 55. Discuss the dramatic techniques and optimism of Robert Browning’s poems.*** 56. Discuss the chief characteristics of the novels of the Victorian Age with special reference to Charles Dickens and Thomas Hardy.**2015 57. What spirit of Victorian Age do you notice in the works of Tennyson? 2015 The Modern Age 58. Discuss the characteristics of Modern English poetry.2017 59. Discuss the major features of modern drama with reference to George Bernard Shaw.***** 60. Write about the main novelist of the 20th century English literature. ******* 61. Discuss Yeat’s nationalism with reference to his poems. 62. What social picture do you notice in the modern poetry?2016 63. Discuss the characteristics of Modern English novel. 64. Discuss the chief features of Modern poetry with special reference to T.S. Eliot.*** 65. Discuss the chief features of Modern poetry with special reference to W.B. Yeats.*** 66. Discuss the major differences between the novels of the Victorian Age and those of the Modern Period.2016

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History of English Literature Suggestion for 2nd Year Students 

 

Part A: Brief Questions                                                           (1×10=10)

[Go through the reference books as intensively as possible putting special emphasis on the renowned authors and their great works]

 

History of English Literature Suggestion
History of English Literature Suggestion

 

 Part B: Short Questions                                                             (5×4=20)

[Go through the reference books as intensively as possible putting special emphasis on the renowned authors and their great works]

 

Anglo-Saxon Period:

  1. The predecessors of English people
  2. What do you know about Beowulf? 16s
  3. Why is “Beowulf” a landmark in the history of English literature?*****
  4. What is Anglo-Saxon chronicle?*******
  5. Who was Alfred the Great?****
  6. Discuss the features of Anglo-Saxon poetry.***
  7. Discuss the effects of the Norman Conquest on English literature.***

 

The Age of Chaucer:

  1. Mystery Plays**
  2. Miracle Plays**
  3. Morality Plays**
  4. Interludes*
  5. What is romance?
  6. What are the features of romance?****
  7. Consider “Everyman” as a morality play.
  8. Consider “Pier’s the plowman” as a picture of contemporary .
  9. “Prologue to Canterbury Tales”******
  10. Black Death*******
  11. Hundred Years War*******

 

Renaissance and Reformation

  1. Renaissance***1453***
  2. English renaissance. 16s
  3. Humanism***
  4. Classicism***
  5. The Reformation Movement***16s
  6. Wycliff’s contribution to reformation movement.
  7. Sir Thomas More

 

 

Elizabethan Age

  1. The University Wits********17s
  2. Sonnets and its classification**
  3. **
  4. Blank Verse**
  5. Shakespearean Tragedy****
  6. Shakespearean Comedy***
  7. History Plays*
  8. Christopher Marlowe**
  9. Edmund Spenser**
  10. Thomas kyd*
  11. Works of William Shakespeare *****
  12. Why is Bacon’s prose style significant?16s

 

 

Jacobean Age

  1. Ben Johnson**17
  2. Who are the cavalier poets? Write a note on the qualities of them.2017s
  3. Puritanism***
  4. The effects of Puritanism on English literature.
  5. Metaphysical Poets***
  6. Metaphysical Poetry****
  7. John Donne***
  8. The authorized version of the bible.***
  9. Paradise Lost*******
  10. John Milton
  11. In what sense is John Milton a ‘Classicist’? s15
  12. Causes of the rise of Puritan Age. s15

The Restoration Age

  1. Characteristics of restoration poetry
  2. Satire***
  3. Causes of rise of satire during the Restoration age. S15***
  4. Heroic Couplet***
  5. The comedy of humour***
  6. The Comedy of manners*******
  7. Andrew Marvel**

 

The Neo-classical Age

  1. How does Pope reflect the critical spirit of the 18th century? 17s
  2. Neo-classicism***
  3. The Augustan Age*****
  4. Why is this pseudo classical age?**
  5. The Rape of the Lock***
  6. Thomas Gray*
  7. Robinson Crusoe**
  8. Gulliver’s Travel***
  9. The Spectator****
  10. The Coverley Papers********
  11. Who is Sir Roger De Coverley? 16s
  12. Assess the contribution of Addison to the rise of English novel.****
  13. Contribution of Addison and Steel to the development of English Prose. S15

The Romantic Age

  1. What are the features of Romantic Poetry?17s
  2. Why is Blake called the precursors of Romanticism?17s
  3. French Revolution**
  4. Lyrical Ballads*******
  5. Romanticism***
  6. Is Romanticism a revolt or revival? Give reasons. S15
  7. Pantheism***16s
  8. Hellenism****
  9. Pride and Prejudice
  10. Negative Capability****
  11. William Wordsworth***
  12. John Keats**
  13. Why is Keats called a Greek?**
  14. Medievalism***
  15. Supernaturalism***
  16. Why is Keats called a 19th century Greek Poet?***
  17. Why is Charles Lamb called the prince of English essay?***

The Victorian Age

  1. The Oxford Movement****17s
  2. The origin of Species.16s
  3. The Industrial Revolution***
  4. What is Victorian Compromise?********
  5. Pre-Raphaelitism s15
  6. Alfred Tennyson: A poet of Victorian Compromise.***
  7. Robert Browning***
  8. Dramatic Monologue. S15
  9. In Memoriam**
  10. Jane Eyre

Wuthering Heights

Great Expectations**

A Tale of Two Cities**

  1. Culture and Anarchy**
  2. Women novelist of the Victorian age.

The Modern Age

  1. Stream of Consciousness***s15, 17s
  2. Modernism***
  3. Postcolonialim
  4. Imperialism**
  5. Absurd Drama******16s
  6. B. Shaw
  7. Henric Ibsen
  8. The Waste Land****
  9. A Passage to India***
  10. Symbolism in modern poetry***
  11. Expressionism
  12. Post-modernism
  13. Apocalyptic Movement
  14. Magic Realism
  15. Structuralism

 

 

 

 

History of English Literature

 

Part C: Broad Questions                                                   (5×10=50)

 

Anglo-Saxon Period:

  1. What picture of the Anglo-Saxon life do you get in “Beowulf”?2017
  2. Write an essay on the major features of old English poetry.
  3. Discuss the influence of Norman Conquest on English literature.

Or Discuss the French influence on the development of Middle English literature.

 

The Age of Chaucer:

  1. Give a brief survey of the career of Geoffrey Chaucer as a poet.***

Or, Discuss the three stages of Chaucer’s poetic development.2017

  1. What is romance? What are the major features of Romance?
  2. Write an essay on the growth of English drama.***
  3. Consider “Pier’s the Plowman” as a picture of contemporary life and manners.
  4. Why would you call Geoffrey Chaucer the father of English poetry?***********
  5. Evaluate “Prologue to the Canterbury Tales” as a representative poem of the age of Chaucer.
  6. Comment on Geoffrey Chaucer as a representative poet of his age with reference to his “Prologue to the Canterbury Tales”.2016
  7. What picture of life and society do you find in “Prologue to the Canterbury Tales”?

 

Renaissance and Reformation

  1. Write an essay on English Reformation movement.****
  2. What do you know about the influence of renaissance on English Literature?***
  3. Write an essay on English Reformation Movement.**
  4. Write a note on the influence of humanism on English literature.****
  5. What do you know about Renaissance Drama?2016

 

Elizabethan Age

  1. Why is the Elizabethan age called the Golden Age fire English literature?****2017
  2. Make a survey of the development of English drama from its beginning to the time of Christopher Marlowe.****
  3. Discuss the main features of Elizabethan drama focusing on Shakespeare.***
  4. Discus William Shakespeare’s contribution to English drama.***
  5. Discuss the main features of Elizabethan poetry focusing on Shakespeare.***
  6. Discuss the main features of Elizabethan drama focusing on William Shakespeare.***
  7. Who were the university wits ? Discuss their contribution to English Drama. 2015

 

Jacobean Age

 

  1. Who were the metaphysical poets? Evaluate their contribution to English poetry.2015

What made them distinct poets? Characteristics of metaphysical poetry.***2017

  1. Characteristics of Jacobean Literature.**
  2. Causes of the decline of Jacobean Drama.***
  3. Characteristics of cavalier poetry.***
  4. Write an essay on Milton’s significance in English literature. Discuss Milton’s Life and Works***
  5. Discuss the main literary Trends in the age of Milton.**
  6. How did religion and politics affect Puritan literature? Write an essay with reference to Milton.****

 

The Restoration Age

  1. Write an essay on Restoration Comedy.**2017
  2. Characteristics of the Restoration Age***
  3. What is restoration? Discuss the historical and political background of the age.**
  4. Write an essay on John Dryden as a representative poet of the restoration age***
  5. Describe Comedy of manners.2016

The Neo-classical Age

  1. Discuss the general characteristics of the poetry of the neoclassical age.2017
  2. Why is the classical age called the age of prose and reason?******
  3. Write a note on Alexander Pope’s work and contribution to the neoclassical age.****
  4. Evaluate “The Rape of the Lock” as a representative poem of the neoclassical age.****
  5. What social and political aspects of the restoration period are reflected in the plays of William Congreve? ****
  6. Discuss the main trends of the neo-classical literature focusing on the satirical tone of Alexander Pope and Jonathan Swift.**2015
  7. How would you portray the 18th century as an age of satire?2016

 

The Romantic Age

  1. Discuss the major features of Romanticism.**
  2. Examine the influence of the French Revolution on Romantic Poetry.***

Or Examine the influence of the French Revolution on Romantic literature. ******2016

  1. Show the salient features of Romanticism with reference to Wordsworth and Keats.***
  2. Show the salient features of Romanticism with special reference to S.T. Coleridge.
  3. Show the salient features of Romanticism with reference to Wordsworth and Keats. 2015
  4. Evaluate W. Wordsworth as the most representative author of the Romantic Age.***
  5. Romanticism is a revolt against the ideals of the neoclassical age.2015

 

The Victorian Age

  1. Consider Alfted Tennyson as a representative poet of the Victorian Age.****2017
  2. Survey the prominent literary trends in Victorian literature.*****
  3. Survey the prominent literary trends in Victorian Poetry.***
  4. How would you regard Mathew Arnol as a Victorian poet?2016
  5. Discuss the relation between literature and society in the Victorian Age.
  6. Discuss the dramatic techniques and optimism of Robert Browning’s poems.***
  7. Discuss the chief characteristics of the novels of the Victorian Age with special reference to Charles Dickens and Thomas Hardy.**2015
  8. What spirit of Victorian Age do you notice in the works of Tennyson? 2015

The Modern Age

  1. Discuss the characteristics of Modern English poetry.2017
  2. Discuss the major features of modern drama with reference to George Bernard Shaw.*****
  3. Write about the main novelist of the 20th century English literature. *******
  4. Discuss Yeat’s nationalism with reference to his poems.
  5. What social picture do you notice in the modern poetry?2016
  6. Discuss the characteristics of Modern English novel.
  7. Discuss the chief features of Modern poetry with special reference to T.S. Eliot.***
  8. Discuss the chief features of Modern poetry with special reference to W.B. Yeats.***
  9. Discuss the major differences between the novels of the Victorian Age and those of the Modern Period.2016

 

 

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