Sartaj had asked me for sample questions yesterday. Today Abey reminded me about them. Hence this post.
The questions may be :
- Single-text based
- Asking for comparison of two texts in terms of their style, world view or themes.
- Questions asking about literary genres or movements, namely novel, metaphysical poetry, sonnets, Puritanism, early theatre in England, early theatre in Greece,
- Questions asking you to locate texts in larger frameworks the syllabus or course plans try to engage you in, namely, print culture and nation states or similar frameworks, if mentioned.
Some Sample Questions
What is conceit?
How does Chaucer describe Wife of Bathe?
How do Shakespeare’s and Donne’s poems you have studies differ from each other?
How does the worldview of Shakespeare’s sonnets differ from that of Donne’ poems?
Locate the texts you have studied in the print culture and nation-state framework.
All the best.