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“If you can’t be a highway, just be a trail,
If you can’t be the Sun, be a Star;
It is not the size that you win or you fail
Be the Best of whatever you are!…..”
The Rhyme Scheme in the above given lines is
(A) aa
(B) abab
(C) abc
(D) aab

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“I won’t look down. No I will not
With speed of wings I hasten past”.
In whose poem do the following lines occur?
(A)Famida Y. Basheer
(B) Kamala Surrayya
(C) Archibald Lampman
(D) Rudyard Kipling

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Which of the following is a poem?
Choose the right answer from the options given below.
(A) Wings of Fire
(B) Gaia tells her tale
(C) To India -My Native Land
(D) The Golden Path

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Match the names of the poets under column A with the names of the poems, under column Band choose the correct code.

Column A Column B
(a) Thomas Hardy 1. My Grandmother’s house
(b) Elizabeth Barrett Browning   2. Piano
(c) D.R. Lawrence   3. The Cry of the Children
(d) Kamala Surayya 4. The Man He Killed

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

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Identify the figure of speech used in the following poetic line.
In the world’s broad field of battle
(A) Personification
(B) Simile
(C) Metaphor   
(D) Oxymoron

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Select the correct answer from the options given below :
A statement tells something. But actually it means the opposite is known as
(A) Paradox
(B) Irony
(C) Apostrophe
(D) Litotes

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Which of the following lines belongs to “Robert Frost“?
(A) With sixty seconds “worth of distance run”
(B) Of childish days is upon me, my manhood is cast
(C) But once within the wood, we paused
(D) Is waiting its time to share?

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Which of the following works is not a poem?
(A) To The Land of Snow
(B) A Psalm of Life
(C) The Solitary Reaper
(D) Laugh and be Merry

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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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Which one of the following pairs is matched correctly?
(A) Manliness by D.H. Lawrence
(B) The Piano by Rudyard Kipling
(C) Going for Water by William Blake
(D) Beautiful Inside by Paul Holmes

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From the given options, choose the poet who has written “Don’t Quit
(A) John Masefield
(B) Elizabeth Barrett Browning
(C) Robert Frost
(D) Edgar A Guest

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“The reddest flower would look as pale as snow for, all day, we drag our burden tiring”.
Mention the figure of speech employed in the above lines.
(A) Metaphor
(B) Simile
(C) Oxymoron
(D) Personification

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What is the name of the British born poetess who wrote “Women’s Rights“?
(A) Elizabeth Barret Browning
(B) Emily Dickinson
(C) Sarojini Naidu
(D) Annie Lousia Walker

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Read the lines and select the correct answer from the options given below
“How often I think of going
there, to peer through……. ”
Where does Kamala Surayya think of going?
(A) to her uncle’s house
(B) to temple
(C) to her grandma’s house
(D) to her daughter’s house

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Match the poems in Column A with the poets in Column B:

Column A Column B
(a) Solitary Reaper 1. Khalil Gibran
(b) Is Life but a Dream? 2. D.H. Lawrence
(c) The Earth 3. Lewis Carroll
(d) Snake 4. William Wordsworth

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

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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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‘As humble plants by country hedgerows growing that treasure up the rain’.
The figure of speech employed here is ………….
(A) Allusion
(B) Metaphor
(C) Simile
(D) Personification

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Identify the poetic line that differs in figure of speech from the other poetic lines.
(A) In solitary confinement as complete as any gaol
(B) In the bivouac of life
(C) Speech that came like leech craft
(D) Like a king in exile

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Answer the appreciation question.
The best little scrub by the side of the rill. What is meant by scrub?
(A) Big trees
(B) Bushes and small trees
(C) Grass
(D) Tall trees

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Match the poems A with the poets B.

A poems B poets
(a) Nine Gold Medals 1. Elizabeth Barrett Browning
(b) Prayer of a sportsman 2. Rabindranath Tagore
(c) Where the mind is without fear 3. Berton Braley
(d) Out in the fields with God 4. David Roth

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

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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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Which of the following is not a poem?
(A) The flying wonder
(B) Laugh and Be Merry
(C) The Apology
(D) The Marvelous machine

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Match the following with the author and title:

Author Title
(a) Elizabeth Barrett Browning 1. A Psalm of life
(b) Oscar Wilde 2. The solitary reaper
(c) William Wordsworth 3. The cry of the children
(d) H.W. Longfellow 4. The model millionaire

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