CSS English Literature 2014



Q.2. ‘Keats’ dictum ‘Beauty is truth, truth beauty – that is all’ is not a philosophy but a mystic experience through the senses. Discuss. (20)

Q.3. Shelley piles images on images in his poems which appears to be a flaw rather than strength as it mars the thought and feelings Shelley intends to express. Do you agree? Substantiate your answer referring to the poems you have read. (20)

Q.4. Discuss the characteristics of the ‘Essay’ as a form of literature. Refer to some major English Essayists in support of your answer. (20)


Q.5. How does Coleridge exemplify ‘Willing Suspension of disbelief’ in his poetry? Illustrate quoting from his poems. (20)

Q.6. “No writer better represents the new character of the Victorian age in its contrast with the romantic period than Matthew Arnold”. Illustrate from Arnolds’ poetry. (20)

Q.7. Explain the terms Fatalism and Pessimism and decide whether Hardy is a fatalist or a Pessimist. Substantiate your answer with reference to his novels. (20)

Q.8. Do you agree with Ruskin that a machine Civilization degrades the nature of man? Support your view referring to his lectures. (20)