Syllabus for English Optional Paper

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Syllabus for WBCS English Optional Paper [Code:04]

ENGLISH :

Paper – I :

In Section A, candidates will have to write an essay. Texts for detailed study in Sections B and C are given below.

 

SECTION-A : An essay on a literary topic

 

SECTION-B

1. William Shakespeare- -Macbeth -As You Like It

2. Christopher Marlowe - Edward II

3. John Donne- - 'Canonization'; -' Death be not proud'; -'The Good Morrow'

4. Andrew Marvell-'To His Coy Mistress'; -'The Garden'

5. John Milton-'Lycidas'; -Paradise Lost, Book I

6. Alexander Pope - The Rape of the Lock

7. William Wordsworth- -'Ode on Intimations of Immortality'; -'Tintern Abbey'

8. Samuel Taylor Coleridge -'Kubla Khan'; -'Dejection: an Ode'

9. Percy Bysshe Shelley- - 'Ode to the Westwind' ; -' Ozymandias'

10. John Keats- -'Ode to a Nightingale' -'Ode on a Grecian Urn'

11. Alfred Tennyson-'Ulysses'; -'The Lotus Eaters'; -'Tithonus'

12. Robert Browning-'The Last Ride Together'

13. Elizabeth Barrett Browning-' How do I love thee!'

 

SECTION-C

1. Jane Austen- Pride and Prejudice

2. Charles Dickens-Great Expectations

3. Thomas Hardy-The Mayor of Caster bridge

4. Mark Twain-The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

5. Emily Bronte-Wuthering Heights

6. Mary Shelley-Frankenstein

 

Paper – II :

In Section A candidates will have to respond critically to an Unseen Passage. Texts for detailed study in Sections B and C are given below.

 

SECTION-A

Critical analysis/response to an unseen passage in prose/verse

 

SECTION-B

1. W. B. Yeats-'Easter 1916';

    -'Sailing to Byzantium';

    -'Leda and the Swan'

2. T. S. Eliot-

    -'The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock';

    -'The Journey of the Magi';

    -'Burnt Norton'

3. W.H. Auden-

    -'In Memory ofW.B.Yeats';

    -'Lay your sleeping head, my love';

    -'The Shield of Achilles'

4. John Osborne-Look Back in Anger

5. Samuel Beckett-Waiting for Godot

6. Sylvia Plath -

   -'Mirror';

   - 'Nick and the Candlestick'

7. Henry Louis Vivian Derozio

    -'To India My Native Land';

    -'My Country'

8. Kamala Das -' An Introduction'

 

SECTION-C

1. D.H. Lawrence-The Rainbow

2. Raja Rao-Kanthapura

3. Amitava Ghosh-The Shadow Lines

4. Chinua Achebe-Things Fall Apart

5. James Joyce -A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

6. Rabindranath Tagore - 'Crisis in Civilization'

7. Virginia Woolf - 'A Room of One's Own'

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