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H W Longfellow

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882), the great American poet, was a professor at Harvard. His great fame began with the publication of his first volume of poems ‘Voices of the Night’ in 1839, which included “A Psalm of Life,” one of nineteenth century’s best-loved poems. His other collections include Ballads (1841), Evangeline (1847), Hiawatha (1855), The Courtship of Miles Standish (1858) and Tales of a Wayside Inn (1863).

Longfellow was the most popular poet of his age and during his lifetime he became a ‘national institution’. “His work was musical, mildly romantic, high-minded, and flavoured with sentimental preachment” (Norton Anthology of American Literature).

 

 V K Gokak

VK Gokak, a famous novelist and poet in Kannada and a professor of English, wrote and published poetry in English as well. This poem expresses Gokak’s admiration for the English language. He brings out the efficacy of English words in delightful and poignant similes. How the language across the seas changed our hearts is shown here.

 

Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman was born in Long Island, in the United States of America in 1819, He  was the second son of Walter Whitman, a house-builder, and Louisa Van Velsor.  . He started his career as an office boy in a law office in Brooklyn at the age of eleven and then became a typesetter’s apprentice in a number of print shops. At the age of twelve Whitman began to learn the printer’s trade, and fell in love with the written word.  Largely self-taught, he read voraciously, becoming acquainted with the Bible and the works of Homer, Dante, and Shakespeare.

In 1936, at the age of 17, he began his career as a teacher in Long Island.  He continued to teach until 1841, when he turned to journalism as a full-time career.  He founded a weekly newspaper, Long Islander.  During 1850 – 1855 he focused, on his own poetic work “Leaves of  Grass”, and continued to write.  He died at the age of 72 in 1892.

Annie Louisa Walker

Annie Louisa Walker (1836-1907), British-born novelist, children’s playwright and poet, was educated in Ontario, where she and her sisters operated a school for ladies. Walker published poetry widely in newspapers on both sides of the border before collecting them in ‘Leaves from the Backwoods’ in 1861-62. She returned to England to work for her cousin, Margaret Oliphant, a well-known novelist, and edited her ‘Autobiography and Letters’ in 1899, under her married name, Mrs. Harry Coghill. She collected her poetic output in ‘Oak and Maple: English and Canadian Verses.’

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Who among the following is a Bengali poet and has won Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913?
(A) Mahasweta Devi
(B) Rabindranath Tagore
(C) Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay
(D) Sunil Gangopadhyay

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David Herbert Lawrence occupies a unique position among the leading …………
of England.
(A) Modernist writers
(B) Classical writers
(C) Victorian writers
(D) Neo-classical writers

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Pulitzer prize for literature was awarded for the poem “American Civil War, John Brown’s Body”. ‘Who wrote this poem?
(A) Rabindranath Tagore
(B) Henry Wordsworth Longfellow
(C) William Wordsworth
(D) Stephen Vincent Benet

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In which year did H.W. Longfellow publish his first volume of poems?
(A) in 1838
(B) in 1839
(C) in 1837
(D) in 1836

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Who was the only poet honoured with the title “Poet Laureate of Michigan”.
(A) William Wordsworth
(B) Edgar Allen Poe
(C) Kahl Gibran
(D) Edgar A Guest

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The poet who made a bridge between The Victorian Age and The modernist movement was
(A) Walt Whitman
(B) Thomas Hardy
(C) Robert Frost
(D) William Shakeapeare

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Walt Whitman started his career as an office boy in a law office in Brooklyn at the age of …….
(A) Twenty
(B) Eleven
(C) Twenty Five
(D) Fifteen ·

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Who wrote the sonnet ‘composed upon Westminster Bridge’?
(A) William Shakespeare
(B) William Wordsworth
(C) John Donne
(D) John Keats

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Where did the renowned children’s writer ‘Ruskin Bond’ spend most of his life time?
(A) Nainital hill station of Mussoorie
(B) Gun hill station of Mussoorie
(C) Garhwali hill station of Mussoorie
(D) Cloud end hill station of Mussoorie

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Select the correct answer to fill the blank from the options given below:
The mother tongue of Rabindranath Tagore is …….
(A) Oriya
(B) Tamil
(C) Bengali
(D) Hindi

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During his life time, H.W. Longfellow became a——-
(A) ‘National Institution’
(B) ‘Stylish Institution’
(C) ‘Popular Institution’
(D) ‘Global Institution’

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Of the following poets, who was known as the ‘People’s Poet’ for having contributed 11,000 poems to English Literature?
(A) Stephen Vincent Benet
(B) Edgar Albert Guest
(C) F. Joanna
(D) Rudyard Kipling

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Which one of the following statement is correct?
(A) V.K Gokak is a Telugu poet and novelist
(B) V.K. Gokak is a Kannada poet and novelist
(C) V.K. Gokak is a Marathi poet and novelist
(D) V.K. Gokak is a Gujarathi poet and novelist

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Choose the option that completes the given sentence.
Rabindranath Tagore was awarded the Nobel prize for his work
(A) Galpaguccha
(B) Chitra
(C) Binodini
(D) Gitanjali

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The State U.R.Ananthamoorthy was born, brought up and lived in till his death was ——
(A) Tamil Nadu
(B) Karnataka
(C) Bengal
(D) Andra Pradesh

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Which state does the poet V.K. Gokak belong to?
(A) Uttar Pradesh
(B) Bihar
(C) Haryana
(D) Karnataka

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Match Column A with Column B

Column A Column B
(a) Walt Whitman 1. American Poet
(b) H. W. Longfellow 2. Poet in Kannada
(c) Annie Louisa Walker 3. Long Islander
(d) V.K Gokak 4. Mrs. Harry Coghill

(a) (b) (c) (d)
(A) 2 4 1 3
(B) 3 2 1 4
(C) 3 1 4 2
(D) 4 3 2 1