Introduction to Literature: Short Story and Poetry
Assignment No. 2
Total Marks: 20
To assess students’ knowledge of the literary genres, literary terms, their usage and difference
Q1. Discuss the significance of the title 'A Poison Tree'. 5 Marks
Q2. How is the poem 'The World Is Too Much with Us' different from the other nature oriented poems of Wordsworth?
Q3. What do you understand by the imagery of 'mellow fruitfulness' and 'maturing sun' in 'Ode to Autumn'? 5 Marks
Q4. What are two important functions of the West Wind discussed in the poem ‘Ode to the West Wind’?
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about que 3
Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness,
Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;
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Keats begins by directly addressing the spirit of the season, who is personified throughout the poem. This device of addressing an abstract quality or inanimate object is known as “apostrophe” and is widely used by poets. Keats’s portrayal of Autumn as “close bosom-friend of the maturing sun” suggests a woman–perhaps Ceres, the goddess of the harvest (from which our word “cereal” derives). The word “maturing” has the double meaning that the sun causes crops to mature, and that the sun itself is growing older and weaker as the days become shorter and the year draws to an end. Keats playfully accuses Autumn of “conspiring” with the sun to bless humanity with such bounty. Throughout the first stanza, he uses words suggesting fertility, such as “fill,” “swell,” “plump,” and “budding,” to describe the abundance of fruits and vegetables that ripen at this season. His references to grapes, apples, gourds such as squash and pumpkins, and hazelnuts appeal to our appetites and sense of taste.
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The Wind is performing the dual function of a destroyer and of a preserver.
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