National University Honours 1st Year Department of English. Exclusive introduction to poetry suggestion for Subject code: 211105. Get Part – Brief question with full answer sheet. জাতীয় বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়ের ইংরেজি বিভাগের ১ম বর্ষের শিক্ষার্থীদের জন্য। গুরুত্বপূর্ণ Introduction to Poetry সাজেশন। বিষয় কোড: 211105. উত্তরমালাসহ সংগ্রহ করে নাও।
introduction to poetry suggestion
Part-A : Brief Question with Answers
1. What is a sonnet?
Ans. A sonnet is a fourteen-line lyric poem in iambic pentameter with a special arrangement of the rhymes.
2. Who is the greatest of all the Elizabethan sonneteers?
Ans. Shakespeare is the greatest of all the Elizabethan sonneteers.
3. To whom is the ‘Sonnet-18’ by Shakespeare addressed?
Ans. The sonnet is addressed to a handsome young man whom Shakespeare loved very much.
4. Who is the handsome young man to whom ‘Sonnet-18’ is addressed?
Ans. It is doubtful. This handsome young man is, perhaps, Shakespeare’s dear friend, the Earl of Southampton or William Herbert, the Earl of Pembroke. But some critics think that it is Shakespeare himself and the beauty of his creative mind are the subjects of his sonnets.
5. What does Shakespeare praise in ‘Sonnet-18’?
Ans. In the sonnet Shakespeare praises the beauty of his dear friend.
1. Who is the writer of ‘On His Blindness’?
Ans. John Milton is the writer of ‘On His Blindness’.
2. When did Milton lose his eyesight?
Ans. Milton lost his eyesight completely in 1652. As early as 1644, the light of the earth was first leaving him and the left eye became blind in 1650.
3. Whose blindness does the poem ‘On His Blindness’ refer?
Ans. The poem refers to the poet’s (i.e. Milton’s) blindness.
4. What does the poet mean by ‘light’?
Ans. ‘Light’ means the light of the eye. It means eyesight. In the poem ‘On His Blindness’, eyesight is compared to light.
5. Why does Milton lament ‘On His Blindness’?
Ans. Milton wanted to write an epic to justify the ways of God to man. But now he is afraid that he will not serve God by writing an epic and so he laments.
1. What kind of poet is John Donne?
Ans. John Donne is a metaphysical poet.
2. Who first coined the phrase ‘metaphysical poets’?
Ans. Borrowing from Dryden’s idea, Johnson coined the phrase ‘metaphysical poets’ to Donne and his followers.
3. Who is the leader and founder of metaphysical poetry?
Ans. John Donne is the leader and founder of metaphysical poetry.
4. What is metaphysical poetry?
Ans. Metaphysical poetry means the poetry that goes beyond the physical world of the senses and explores the intellectual or spiritual world.
5. What kind of poem is The Good-Morrow?
Ans. The Good-Morrow is a metaphysical poem.
1. Which age did Herrick belong to?
Ans. Herrick belonged to the Caroline Age (1625-1649).
2. What are the Cavalier poets?
Ans. Cavalier poets are a group of poets who wrote poetry supporting the king Charles I who reigned over England from 1625 to 1649.
3. Who were the chief Cavalier poets?
Ans. Robert Herrick, Thomas Carew, Sir John Suckling, Richard Lovelace were the chief Cavalier poets.
4. Why are Cavalier poets called ‘Sons of Ben’?
Ans. The poets of the Cavalier school are called ‘Sons of Ben’ because they were admirers and followers of Ben Jonson.
5. What is daffodil?
Ans. Daffodil is a spring time flower plant with trumpet-shaped flowers. It grows in abundance in the warmer portion of the eastern hemisphere.
1. What was the origin of ‘Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard’?
Ans. The poem’s origins are unknown, but it was partly inspired poet by Gray’s thoughts following the death of the Richard West in 1742.
2. What was the original title of the poem ‘Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard’?
Ans. The original title of the poem was ‘Stanzas Wrote in a Country Church-Yard’.
3. What is the genre of the poem ‘Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard’?
Ans. The poem is an elegy in name but not in form; it employs a style similar to that of contemporary odes, but it embodies a meditation on death, and remembrance after death.
4. What type of work is ‘Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard’?
Ans. ‘Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard’ is -as the title indicates an elegy. Such a poem centres on the death of a person or persons and is, therefore, sombre in tone.
5. What is the setting of the poem ‘Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard’?
Ans. The time is the mid 1700s, about a decade before the Industrial Revolution began in England. The place is the cemetery of a church. Evidence indicates that the church is St. Giles, in the small town of Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, in southern England.
1. What is Romanticism?
Ans. Romanticism is a literary movement in art, music and literature against the set rules of the classical literature.
2. Who are the official leaders of the Romantic Movement?
Ans. Wordsworth and Coleridge are the official leaders of the Romantic Movement.
3. Who are the Lake poets?
Ans. Wordsworth, Coleridge and Southey are called Lake poets because at one time or another, they lived in the Lake country of north western England.
4. What is the alternative title of the poem?
Ans. The alternative title of the poem is Daffodils.
5. How many daffodils did the poet see?
Ans. The poet said that he had seen ten thousand daffodils at a glance. But it is a hyperbole. He saw uncountable number of daffodils.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
1. What was the nickname of Shelley?
Ans. At twelve he entered Eton School where he was nicknamed ‘mad Shelley’.
2. Why was he expelled from Oxford University?
Ans. He was expelled from Oxford University for publishing a pamphlet entitled The Necessity of Atheism (1811).
3. What kind of poet is Shelley?
Ans. Shelley is a revolutionary poet.
4. What did Shelley teach in his poetry?
Ans. He preached human perceptibility and ‘emancipation of the spirit’ in his poetry.
5. What is Ode to the West Wind?
Ans. Ode to the West Wind is a ‘matchless ode’ by Shelley.
1. Who is the most romantic of all the romantics?
Ans. Keats is the most romantic of all the romantics.
2. Who is the intimate friend of the Sun?
Ans. Autumn is called the intimate friend of the Sun.
3. What are the bounties of Autumn?
Ans. In Autumn we have different kinds of fruits, vegetables and flowers. In Autumn we have- (i) the grape, (ii) the apple, (iii) all ripe fruits, (iv) the gourd, (v) the hazelnut, and (vi) the honey flowers.
4. What is a reaper?
Ans. A reaper is a person who reaps corn during harvest time.
5. Why does the task of the reaper remain unfinished?
Ans. In course of her (reaper’s) work, she is overcome by the sleep-inducing smell of poppies and falls asleep. As a result her task of reaping corn remains unfinished.
1. What type of work is ‘Ulysses’?
Ans. Ulysses is a poem written in the form of a dramatic monologue by Alfred Tennyson.
2. Who was ‘Ulysses’?
Ans. Ulysses was the King of Ithaca in Greek mythology. The Greek name of Ulysses is Odysseus.
3. Why can’t Ulysses match with his wife?
Ans. Ulysses can’t match with his wife Penelope as she does not possess Victorian spirit like Ulysses.
4. How does Ulysses criticize the laws of his country?
Ans. He criticizes the laws of his country considering them unequal for the people.
5. How is life presented in Ithaca?
Ans. Life in Ithaca is presented as idle, static, barren and uncivilized.
1. Who is Robert Browning?
Ans. Browning is one of the most influential Victorian poets in English literature.
2. Who is a patriot?
Ans. A patriot is a person who loves and defends his country.
3. What is ‘myrtle’?
Ans. ‘Myrtle’ is an ever-green shrub symbolizing victory. It spreads sweet aroma.
4. Why did the house roofs seem to heave and sway?
Ans. The house roofs seemed to heave and sway because the rooftops were overcrowded with the admirers of the patriot, their hero. They were standing to have glance at the victorious hero.
5. What lesson does the story of Icarus teach us?
Ans. The story of Icarus teaches us not to be too ambitious.
E. B. Browning
1. What type of a poem is ‘How Do I Love Thee?’ by Elizabeth Barrett Browning?
Ans. It is a Petrarchan type of sonnet, consisting of fourteen iambic pentameter lines with a rhyme scheme of abba abba cdcdcd.
2. Why does she compare her love with the movement of her soul?
Ans. She compares her love for her husband with the dimension created by the movement of her soul in all directions, upward, downward, and sideways. Her intention is to create an impression of her love’s infinite dimension.
3. How does E.B. Browning convey the idea of the immortality of her love?
Ans. She conveys the idea of the immortality of her love by asserting that she would love her husband better after death.
4. What was the nickname of E.B. Browning?
Ans. The nickname of E.B. Browning was ‘Ba’.
5. What is the subject of the sonnet How Do I Love Thee?
Ans. The subject of the sonnet How Do I Love Thee is love.
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Part-B : Short Questions
1. Discuss ‘Shall I compare Thee’ as a `sonnet.
2. How does Shakespeare glorify his friend in the Sonnet ‘Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer’s Day’?/ immortalize the beauty of his friend.
3. How does Milton find consolation at the end of the poem, ‘On His Blindness’?
4. Describe ‘The Good-Morrow’ as a characteristic metaphysical love poem.
5. Mention some conceits used by John Donne in the poem, ‘The Good-Morrow’.
6. Why does Herrick compare human life to that of the daffodils?
7. How has the poet expressed melancholy and sadness in ‘To Daffodils’?
8. How does Gray admonish the rich not to look down upon the poor?
9. What do you understand by the term ‘Romanticism’?
10. How does the poet describe the joyous mood of the daffodils?
11. What romantic elements do you find in ‘I wandered lonely as a cloud’?
12. What prayer does Shelley make to the West Wind?
13. Comment on ‘Ode to the West Wind’ as an ode.
14. How is Autumn personified?
15. What are the sensuous elements found in the poem, ‘Ode to Autumn’?
16. What are the qualities of Telemachus that make him different from his father?
17. Why does Ulysses say, ‘I cannot rest from travel’? Explain.
18. Why does Ulysses say ‘I cannot rest from travel’? Explain.
19. Evaluate Browning as a poet of dramatic monologue?
20. What reasons do you guess are responsible for the fall of the patriot?
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Part-C : Broad Questions
1. Illustrate the images that Shakespeare used to immortalize his friendship in ‘the sonnet 18: Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer’s Day’?
2. Discuss Milton’s ‘On His Blindness’ as a sonnet.
3. Explain the central idea/ theme of Milton’s sonnet, ‘On His Blindness’.
4. Discuss the different stages of love in Donne’s ‘The Good Morrow’.
5. What metaphysical qualities do you find in the poem ‘The Good Morrow’?
6. How does Robert Herrick compare human life with that of Daffodils?
7. How does Gray glorify the common men in ‘Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard’?
8. Comment on Wordsworth’s treatment of nature with reference to ‘I Wandered Lonely ‘as a Cloud’.
9. Comment on Wordsworth as a poet of joy and solitude with reference to ‘I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud’.
10. Write a short note on Shelley’s use of imagery with reference to ‘Ode to the West Wind’.
11. Discuss Shelley’s optimism with reference to ‘Ode to the West Wind’.
12. Comment on Keats treatment of nature in ‘To Autumn’.
13. Evaluate Keats as a poet of sensuousness with reference to ‘Ode to Autumn’.
14. Comment on Ulysses unquenchable thirst for knowledge and adventure.
15. What is a dramatic monologue? Discuss ‘The Patriot’ as a dramatic monologue by Robert Browning.
16. Discuss Browning’s optimism in ‘The Patriot’.
17. Discuss briefly Browning’s optimism in the poem ‘The Patriot’.
18. Comment on the intensity of passion expressed in ‘How Do I Love Thee’ Comment on the imagery used in ‘How Do I Love Thee’.
19. Discuss the theme of human experience in Whitman’s ‘Crossing Brooklyn Ferry’.
20. Comment on Emily Dickinson’s treatment of death.
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