B.A Punjab University English (Paper-A) 2015

B.A Punjab University 2015

English (Paper-A)                                                                                          Second Group

Time: 3.30 Hrs.                                                                                        Max. Marks :100

Note:              Attempt all parts of a question together. Be relevant and precise
over attempts deserve no credit.


Q.1                 explain with reference to the context any three of the following


  1. Stood on a great plain in the failing snow, Ten thousand soldiers marched to and fro, Looking for you and me, my dear, Looking for you and me.
  2. What is this life if full of care, We have no time to stand and stare? No time to stand beneath the boughs And stare as long as sheep or cows.
  3. A damsel with a dulcimer In a vision once I saw: it was an Abyssinian maid, And on her dulcimer she played, Singing of mount Abora.
  4. The sun is behind me. Nothing has changed since I began, My eye has permitted no change. I am going to keep things like this.
  5. On this occasion she’s an enterprising young lady who puts on her best frock and calls on me to try to get her brother the job of advertising my text-cabs.

Q.2                 attempt any Two of the following questions (200-225 each)   {10-10}


  1. Do you think that Beatrice in Rappaccini’s Daughter is a real character of flesh and blood?
  2. How For would you agree that The Duchess and the Jeweler depicts the moral decadence of the nobility?
  3. Do you think that the ‘ending of the play The Boy comes Home is justified?

Q.3                 attempt any Two of the following questions (200-225 each)   {10-10}


  • The poem Huntsman is a blend of funny and the unfunny aspects of life, the elements of suspense and irony create a shocking impact.” Do you agree? Explain your answer.
  • What is the significance of the song in The Solitary Reaper?
  • Draw a character sketch of the woman in the poem Woman Work.

Q.4                 attempt any Two of the following questions (200-225 each)   {10-10}


  • D iscuess the significance of the title. Whistling of Birds.
  • What memories of his grandfather does Yeats gather from his childhood?
  • What k the importance of saying please.

Q.5                 attempt any Two of the following questions (200-225each)    {10-10}


  • Discuss the symbolic significance of Santiago’s struggle to bring Marlin to the shore.
  • What role do DiMaggio , Perico and Martin play in the novel The Old Man and the Sea?
  • What is the moral of the novel The Old Man and the Sea?



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