English Poetry from Wordsworth to Tennyson-1



English Poetry from Wordsworth to Tennyson

Q1. Why doesn’t the speaker sense the “presence” in nature during his first visit? What has changed? Why can’t Dorothy feel it?

Q2. In “Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey,” what is the significance of an important…

Q3.  Why does the Mariner get to survive to voyage when all the sailors die? After all, he was the one who shot the albatross?

Q4.  Why do you think this poem has become so famous and influential? Does the poem seem ahead of its time, or does it seem quaint and old-fashioned?

Q5.  Why is Nature more powerful than Man in “Ode to the West Wind”? Why must the speaker turn to the West Wind to help him?

Q6.  How and why does Shelley believe poetry to be an instrument of moral good? What impact does this belief have on his poems, if any?

Q7.  Identify the basic meaning of Tennyson’s “Ulysses.” And comment on the theme of action in the poem “Ulysses.”

Q8.  Does human life get better or worse as time goes by? Is that even the right way to think about it? How might this poem help us to think about the arc of the past, present, and future?

Assignment- B

Q1. Most critics believe that the woman described in this poem is Byron’s cousin by marriage, Lady Wilmot Horton, whom he met at a party the night before writing this piece. If that’s true, why doesn’t he mention his subject by name? Does your interpretation of the poem change, knowing that it may have been inspired by a specific woman? How so?



Q2. The poem emphasizes that the woman’s beauty has to do with the harmonious blending of light and dark in her features. Does the speaker believe one better than the other? Why or why not, and how can you tell? What do you think?



Q3. Examine the nature of Browning’s optimism with reference to “The Last Ride Together”.



Assignment- C


Q1: “Ulysses” is a poem in blank verse by the Victorian poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson, written in ——- and published in 1842 in his well-received second volume of poetry

  1. 1833
  2. 1844
  3. 1855
  4. 1822


Q2: Blank verse is ——–written in regular metrical but unrhymed lines, almost always iambic pentameters.

  1. Poem
  2. Poetry
  3. Prose
  4. Literature


Q3: Ulysses has returned to his kingdom, ——-, having had a long, eventful journey home after fighting in the Trojan War.

  1. Rome
  2. Ithaca
  3. Paris
  4. England



Q4: In which line Ulysses expresses his lack of contentment, including his indifference toward the “savage race” ,that he governs?

  1. Line 5
  2. Line 4
  3. Line 6
  4. Line 7


Q5: There is often a marked contrast between the sentiment of Ulysses’ ———and the sounds that express them.

  1. Words
  2. Sentiments
  3. Commitment
  4. Sentences


Q6: Which university did Tennyson attend as an undergraduate?

  1. Oxford
  2. Cambridge
  3. Harvard
  4. Yale


Q7: All of the following poems mention bells EXCEPT

  1. “The Epic”
  2. “Ulysses”
  3. “In Memoriam”
  4. “Crossing the Bar”


Q8: Which Romantic poet was still alive when Tennyson published his 1842 collection?

  1. William Wordsworth
  2. Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  3. John Keats
  4. Percy Bysshe Shelley


Q9: The title of Alfred Tennyson’s poem “Ulysses” reminds the reader of the following except ____________.

  1. the Trojan War
  2. Homer
  3. quest
  4. Christ


Q10: ________ is the most representative Victorian poet whose poetry voices the doubt and the faith, the grief and the joy of English people in an age of fast change.

  1. Robert Browning
  2. Alfred Tennyson
  3. George
  4. Thomas Hardy


Q11: “Dover Beach” is a long lyric ——-by the English poet Matthew Arnold.

  1. Poem
  2. Prose
  3. Literature
  4. Poetry


Q12: In Stefan Collini’s opinion, “Dover Beach” is a ——–poem to analyze

  1. Easy
  2. Difficult
  3. More difficult
  4. More easy


Q13: In which year “Dover Beach” was first published in the collection New Poems?

  1. 1869
  2. 1867
  3. 1868
  4. 1860


Q14: After how many years of composition of “Dover Beach” was published in 1867.

  1. Almost 160 years
  2. Almost 150 years
  3. Almost 170 years
  4. Almost 180 years



Q15: Sophocles, a ——- BC Greek playwright who wrote tragedies on fate and the will of the gods?

  1. 6th-century
  2. 7th-century
  3. 5th-century
  4. 8th-century


Q16: The ——-stanza begins with an appeal to love, then moves on to the famous ending metaphor.

  1. Second
  2. First
  3. Final
  4. Nine


Q17: Which line gives us two simple, basic facts?

  1. First
  2. Second
  3. Third
  4. Fourth


Q18: Who was one of the great Greek authors of tragic plays?

  1. Sophocles
  2. Aristotle
  3. Keats
  4. Shelly


Q19: According to Tinker and Lowry, “a draft of the first twenty-eight lines of the poem” was written in ———.

  1. Pen
  2. Color
  3. Pencil
  4. Ink


Q20: Ian McEwan quotes part of the poem in his novel———–?

  1. Saturday (2005)
  2. Saturday (2006)
  3. Saturday (2007)
  4. Saturday (2008)


Q21: “She Walks in Beauty” is a poem written in 1813 by———.

  1. Milton
  2. Thomas Wyatt
  3. Dante
  4. Lord Byron


Q22: In which the poet describes a woman who “walks in beauty, like the night/of cloudless climes and starry skies”.

  1. Lines 2-3
  2. Lines 1-2
  3. Lines 4-5
  4. Lines 6-7


Q23: The ————verses are cited in the novel The Philadelphian by Richard P. Powell.

  1. First two
  2. First three
  3. First four
  4. First five


Q24: Byron continued to produce poetry until the end of his life in———-.

  1. 1824
  2. 1822
  3. 1823
  4. 1825


Q25: At which age Byron died?

  1. 34
  2. 37
  3. 36
  4. 38


Q26: “She Walks in Beauty” is an ——-poem, much shorter than Byron’s famous narrative poems.

  1. Nineteen-line
  2. Eighteen-line
  3. Sixteen-line
  4. Seventeen-line


Q27: The contrast between light and dark that was first brought up by the “starry skies” in line 2 is repeated and developed———.

  1. In line 4
  2. In line 3
  3. In line 5
  4. In line 6


Q28: When was “She Walks in Beauty” – poem written?

  1. 1814
  2. 1815
  3. 1813
  4. 1818


Q29: “My Last Duchess” is a poem by ————–

  1. Robert Browning
  2. Shelly
  3. Tennyson
  4. PremChand


Q30: “The Last Ride Together” comprises of —— stanzas.

  1. Eleven
  2. Twelve
  3. Ten
  4. Six


Q31: Browning published “My Last Duchess” in ——– in a book of poems titled Dramatic Lyrics.

  1. 1842
  2. 1845
  3. 1846
  4. 1847


Q32: “My Last Duchess” comprises rhyming ————lines.

  1. Hexameter
  2. Pentameter
  3. Heptameter
  4. All of the above


Q33: In which year “The Last Right Together” was published.

  1. 1855
  2. 1856
  3. 1858
  4. 1857


Q34: After how many years later “The Last Right Together” was again published and included in Dramatic Romances.

  1. 90 years
  2. 70 years
  3. 60 years
  4. 80 years


Q35: The ride begins in which stanza.

  1. First
  2. Second
  3. Fifth
  4. Fourth


Q36: Ode to a Nightingale” is a poem by John Keats written in ———–.

  1. May 1819
  2. May 1820
  3. May 1821
  4. May 1822


Q37: In which year “To Autumn” -a poem was composed by English Romantic poet John Keats.

  1. 20 September 1819
  2. 21 September 1819
  3. 19 September 1819
  4. 23 September 1819


Q38: “Hemlock” is the poison that the Greek philosopher——- took when he was put to death for corrupting the youth.

  1. Aristotle
  2. Keats
  3. Shelly
  4. Socrates


Q39: Hippocrene is the “fountain of the Muses,” a group of ——- women Service.

  1. Eight
  2. Nine
  3. Ten
  4. Six


Q40: The rhyme of “To Autumn” follows a pattern of starting each stanza with an —–


  1. ASRW
  2. AHAH
  3. ACAC
  4. ABAB


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