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Question 40

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Appeared in Year: 2010

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The theme and style of Michael as an example of Wordsworth՚s poetic principles.

Question 41

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Appeared in Year: 2013

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Wordsworth՚s poetry brings out his belief that nature is conscious and shows the influence of nature on man. Discuss with illustrations from poems you have read.

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Words of De Quincey

  • ″ Wordsworth had his passion for Nature fixed in his blood. It was a necessity of his being, like that of a mulberry leaf to the silk worm, and through his commerce with Nature did he live and breathe. ″
  • The divination of Nature which began during the Renaissance and continued till the 18th century, culminated with the coming of W…

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Question 42

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Appeared in Year: 2016

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Heroic elements introduced by Pope in The Rape of the Lock.

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Heroic Elements Introduced by Pope

  • A heroic or epic is a poem that tells the story of a hero whose exploits have a national significance. It is a long narrative poem written in an elevated style. Homer՚s Iliad and Odyssey are the best known examples of the epic form and served as models for later writers.
  • The mock epic/heroic is a poetic form which u…

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Question 43

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Appeared in Year: 2017

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Critically examine Pope՚s The Rape of the Lock as a satire on the fashionable beautiful aristocratic ladies of the 18th century.

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The Rape of the Lock

  • The Rape of the Lock is one the three poems in which Pope shows himself emphatically as the spokesman of his age (the other two being The Dunciad and the Essay on Man) . The artificial tone of the age, the frivolous aspect of femininity is nowhere more exquisitely pictured than in this poem. One can see here the elegance and the…

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Question 44

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Appeared in Year: 2018

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What picture of the 18th century aristocratic London life do you gain from Pope՚s The Rape of the Lock in terms of both of its material and moral aspects?

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Aristrocatic London Life

  • Aristocratic London life becomes the very subject of the Poem when the poet decides to write a poem as such. The poem is written with the object of bringing about reconciliation between two families which had fallen out with each other over a trivial incident.
  • Alexander Pope shows himself emphatically as the spokesman of his …

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Question 45

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Appeared in Year: 2015

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Discuss the relationship of ‘Man’ , ‘Nature’ and society with reference to the poems of William Wordsworth prescribed in your syllabus.

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De Quincey About Wordsworth

“Wordsworth had his passion for Nature fixed in his blood. It was a necessity of his being like that of a mulberry leaf to the silk worm, and through his commerce with Nature did he live and breathe.”

  • The divinization of Nature which began during the Renaissance and proceeded during the 18th century culminates for English …

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Question 46

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Write note on: Pope՚s use of supernatural machinery in The Rape of the Lock as a quality enhancing device

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Pope՚S Use of Supernatural Machinery

  • In the dedication Pope explains that “machinery” is a term invented by the critics to signify the part which deities, angels, or demons play in a poem. Pope knew that in true epics the affairs of men were aided or thwarted by Heavenly powers. Pope therefore uses supernatural machinery in the poem to heighten the …

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