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Nagarjuna University BA Special English Question Paper

BA Degree Examinations
CBCS III Year

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Semester VI
Paper VIII

American Literature – 1

Cluster Elective VIII – A -1 American Literature 1
Time: 3 Hours
Marks : 75 Marks
I. Answer any TWO of the following: 2 X 10 = 20
1. What are the characteristic features of American Literature?
2. What are the characteristics of Commonwealth Literature?
3. What makes American Literature distinct?
4. What qualities of the Commonwealth countries do we see in Commonwealth Literature?

II. Answer any THREE of the following: 3 X 5 = 15
1. Marxist Criticism
2. Archetypal Criticism
3. Psychoanalytical Criticism
4. Feminist Criticism
5. Biographical Criticism 6. Sociological Criticism

III. Answer any ONE of the following questions: 1 X 10 = 10
1. Summarise ‘The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock’.
2. ‘Prufrock’ is a representative writing of T S Eliot. Justify.

IV. Answer any TWO of the following : 2 X 10 = 20
1. The Red Badge of Courage is a novel of triumph. Explain.
2. Summarise the plot of The Red Badge of Courage.
3. To what extent is The Red Badge of Courage civil-war fiction?
4. Stephen Crane’s The Red Badge of Courage is a mile-stone publication in American Literature. Justify.

V. Answer any ONE of the following: 1 X 10 = 10
1. Justify the title The Streetcar Named Desire.
2. Contrast the characters of Blanche and Stanley.

American Literature – 2

Time: 3 Hours
Marks : 75 Marks
I. Answer any THREE of the following: 3 X 5 = 15
1. Robert Frost’s‘Road Not Taken’ is a poem about choice. Explain.
2. Summarise Langston Hughes’s poem‘I, too’.
3. Critically appreciate Frost’s ‘Road Not Taken’.
4. What is the message of the poem ‘I, too’?

II. Answer any TWO of the following: 2 X 10 = 20
1. Arthur Miller’sDeath of a Salesman is a modern tragedy. Justify.
2. What is the theme of the drama Death of a Salesman?
3. Does Willy Loman enjoy the American Dream? Justify your answer.
4. Sketch the character of Willy Loman.

III. Answer any TWO of the following questions: 2 X 10 = 20
1. How does the character of Tom Sawyer change in the novel?
2. Summarise the story of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
3. Comment on Mark Twain as a novelist.
4. What is Tom’s relation with other characters in the novel?

IV. Answer any ONE of the following: 1 X 10 = 10
1. SummariseThe Great Carbuncle.
2. Write on the theme of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Great Carbuncle.

V. Answer any ONE of the following: 1 X 10 = 10
1. Comment on the narrator of Edgar Allen Poe’s ‘The Tell-tale Heart’.
2. ‘The Tell-tale Heart’ is a master-piece in story-telling. Comment.

American Literature – 3

Cluster Elective VIII-A-3
Time : 3 Hours
Marks : 75 Marks
I. Answer any THREE of the following: 3 X 5 = 15
1. Critically appreciate Emily Dickinson’s‘Success is counted sweetest’.
2. Walt Whitman’s‘O Captain My Captain’ is a homage to Lincoln. Elucidate.
3. What is the theme of the poem ‘Success is counted sweetest’?
4. ‘O Captain My Captain’ is a unionist poem of the Civil War. Explain.

II. Answer any TWO of the following: 2 X 10 = 20
1. Summarise Eugene O’Neill’sLong Day’s Journey into Night.
2. What is the drama Long Day’s Journey into Night about?
3. Sketch the character of Tyrone.
4. Write an essay on Eugene O’Neill as a dramatist.

III. Answer any TWO of the following questions: 2 X 10 = 20
1. What is the story of Earnest Hemingway’sThe Old Man and the Sea?
2. What themes can be studied in The Old Man and the Sea?
3. Comment on Hemingway as a novelist.
4. Sketch the character of Santiago.

IV. Answer any ONE of the following: 1 X 10 = 10
1. Summarise Martin Luther King’s speech I have a dream.
2. King’s I have a dream epitomises human aspirations. Explain.

V. Answer any ONE of the following: 1 X 10 = 10
1. What is the story of O. Henry’s‘After Twenty Years’.
2. ‘After Twenty Years’ is a story of change and growth. Comment.

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