English (H)| Paper CC-4|2nd Sem|ENGLISH — HONOURS|[British Poetry and Drama (14th–17th Century)]

Calcutta University Question Paper

T (2nd Sm.)-English-H/CC-4/CBCS



Paper: CC-4

[British Poetry and Drama (14th–17th Century)]

Full Marks: 65

The figures in the margin indicate full marks.

Candidates are required to give their answers in their own words

as far as practicable.

Calcutta university question paper

1. Answer the following questions in complete sentences: 1×5

(a) From which collection of sonnets of Edmund Spenser has the poem ‘One day I wrote her name...’

been taken?

(b) Name two geographical items or concepts mentioned in John Donne’s ‘The Good Morrow’.

(c) How does the speaker describe the hair of his beloved in Shakespeare’s Sonnet no 130?

(d) How many times do the witches appear in front of Macbeth?


To which country or nationality did Gaveston originally belong?

(e) What was the name of Rosalind under male disguise in the Forest of Arden?


Who was the jester in Twelfth Night?

2. Answer any two of the following questions (within 600 words): 15×2

(a) Write a critical appreciation of ‘Wife of Bath’s Prologue’ by Geoffrey Chaucer.

(b) In what ways does Shakespeare deviate from conventionality in Sonnet 130? Discuss with textual


(c) What is a metaphysical conceit? Elucidate with instances from Andrew Marvell’s ‘To His Coy


3. Answer any one of the following questions (within 600 words): 15×1

(a) King Edward II is more a pathetic than a tragic character. Do you agree? Give reasons for your


(b) Critically consider Marlowe’s portrayal of Younger Mortimer in Edward II.

(c) Critically examine and comment on Shakespeare’s use of images in Macbeth.

(d) Critically evaluate the role and character of Lady Macbeth in Macbeth.

4. Answer any one of the following questions (within 600 words): 15×1

(a) Comment on the role of Feste in Twelfth Night.

(b) How are romance and reality blended in Twelfth Night? Answer with textual references.

(c) Consider As You Like It as a romantic comedy.

(d) Justify the title of As You Like It.

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