UGC NET English July 2018 Part-9

Samuel Johnson has the following to say about an English poet: “These images are marked by glittering accumulations of ungraceful ornaments : they strike, rather than please. The images are magnified by affectation : the language is labored into harshness. The mind of the writer seems to work with unnatural violence -‘Double, double, toil and trouble’. He has a kind of strutting dignity, and is tall by walking on tiptoe. His art and his struggle are too visible, and there is too little appearance of ease and nature.”

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Who, among e following, collaborated with Purohit Swami in translating the Ten Principal Upanishads into English ?

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What unique distinction does Ben Jonson’s “To Penshurst” have in the English literary canon ?

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After discovering the truth about his heinous crimes committed in the past, what does Oedipus request as his punishment?

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“Take the smoking disclaimer issue” begins Vishal Bharadwaj. “Putting a disclaimer every time somebody smokes on screen is not an answer. If M.F. Hussain had painted a man with a cigar, would you have asked him to put the disclaimer, “Cigarette smoking is injurious to health” on the painting”? The point Bharadwaj makes with his rhetorical question is the following:

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According to ________ certain verbs actually :perform” an act when they are uttered.

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During the reign of Norman Kings, it was fashionable to speak ___________ in upper-class circles in England.

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How does Women in Love open?

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It is well known that in many of his plays, To Stoppard has consciously drawn upon earlier, often reputed works. Match the following Stoppard plays with earlier works whose spirit seems to have informed them. (a) Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (i) Hamlet (b) Indian Ink (ii) A Passage to India (c) Inspector Hound (iii) The Mousetrap (d) Travesties (iv) Importance of Being Earnest

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Haunted castles, strange noises and an acceptance of the supernatural with all its trappings mark _____________________

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