UGC NET English December 2018 Part-6

The titular figure of Federico Garcia Lorca’s elegy “Lament for Ignacio Sanchez Mejias” was

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“The good thing about words, “Hanif Kureishi remarks in “loose tongues”, “is that their final effect is incalculable. […] you can never know what your words might turn out to mean for yourself or for someone else; or what the world they make will be like. Anything could happen. The problem with silence is that we know exactly what it will be like.” Kureishi, in sum, suggests: (a) There is always some risk involved in writing/speaking. (b) It is better to avoid using words than to risk miscommunication. (c) Words being predictable, are always open to misinterpretation. (d) The unpredictable, in deed, is the strength of words. Determine the correct combination according to the code:

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The fault of Cowley and perhaps of all the writers of the metaphysical race is that of pursuing his thoughts to their ramifications, by which he loses the grandeur of generality; for of the greatest things the parts are little ; what is little can be but pretty, and by claiming dignity becomes ridiculous. Thus all the power of description is destroyed by a scrupulous enumeration; and the force of metaphors is lost, when the mind by the mention of particulars is turned more upon the original than the secondary sense, more upon that from which the illustration is drawn than that to which it is applied. What Dr. Johnson actually faults here is:

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In Marlow’s Doctor Faustus, what books does Valdes council Faustus to study in preparation for conjuring up spirits? (a) the works of Bacon and Abanus (b) the Hebrew Psalter and New Testament (c) the works of Ovid and Homer (d) the works of Baxter and Horst The right combination according to the code is:

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Which interpretation of Keats’s “Beauty is truth, truth beauty” best represents the mimetic perspective?

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One of the most flexible metres, ________is a five foot line. It was introduced by Geoàrey Chaucer in the fourteenth century and has since then become the commonest of metres in English poetry

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What attitude towards death would you find in such poems as Tennyson’s “crossing the bar,” Whitman’s “Death Carol,” and Kipling’s “L’Envoi”?

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Who among the following exemplified the role of the “peasant poet”? (a) John Clare (b) John Keats (c) William Cobbett (d) Robert Burns The right combination according to the code is:

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Match the following concepts with their definitions: (Concepts) (a) Collocation (b) Corpus (c) Hyponymy (d) Matrix (Definitions) (1) A semantic relationship of one-to-many (2) A grid used in lexical analysis (3) A combination of two lexical items in a grammatical pattern (4) A large body of texts

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Which ancient writer’s name is directly mentioned in Lord Byron’s poem “the Isles of Greece”?

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