CC9 TUTORIAL TOPICS
The following are the topics for CC9 Tutorial Assignments. Any one topic is to be chosen by the student. There is no regulation on the choice of a topic. The student is free to decide and choose. The students are requested to submit their projects by the 20th May 2020, to firstname.lastname@example.org
- How far do you agree with the observation that Romantic poetry is ‘escapist’ and lacks a grip on actuality?
- ‘Romanticism is the widening of the imaginative horizon and a sharpening of emotional sensibility.’ Substantiate this statement with illustrative references.
- How does Blake blend childlike innocence with adult wisdom in ‘The Tyger’ and ‘The Lamb’?
- Examine the use of symbolism in ‘The Tyger’ and ‘The Lamb’.
- Show how ‘Tintern Abbey’ traces Wordsworth’s spiritual growth as a poet?
- Give a descriptive picture of Wordsworth’s changing relationship with Nature, as expressed in the ‘Tintern Abbey’.
- What aspects of the Romantic imagination are brought out in Coleridge’s ‘Kubla Khan’?
- Would you dismiss Coleridge’s ‘Kubla Khan’ as an incoherent opium dream or do you find it meaningful? Discuss.
- Bring out the skill and variety of Shelley’s lyric genius with special reference to the poems prescribed for you.
- Show, with reference to the ‘Ode to the West Wind’ and ‘To a Skylark’, how Shelley uses objects of nature as vehicles of his own personality and thought.
- Show, how the different moods of the poet are brought out, in the selection of Keats’s odes in your syllabus.
- How does Keats explore the capacity of imagination to transcend reality in ‘Ode to a Nightingale’?
- Analyse Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein as a Gothic Novel.
- Comment on Mary Shelley’s use of Nature in Frankenstein.
- Estimate Charles Lamb as a writer of ‘familiar’ essays with reference to the pieces in your course.
- Comment on the view that pathos is the most striking quality of Lamb’s essays, with reference to the essays in your course.
Dr. Anasuya Bhar