Note: Answer any five questions. Each question carries 20 marks.   Q1. (a) Read the following lines and answer the questions that follow:

The sea is a hungry dog,

Giant and grey.

He rolls on the beach all day.

With his clashing teeth and shaggy jaws

Hour upon hour he gnaws

The rumbling, tumbling stones,

And ‘Bones, bones, bones, bones!’

The giant sea-dog moans,

Licking his greasy paws.

And when the night wind roars

And the moon rocks in the stormy cloud,

He bounds to his feet and snuffs and sniffs,

Shaking his wet sides over the cliffs,

And howls and hollos long and loud.

But on quiet days in May or June,

When even the grasses on the dune

Play no more their reedy tune,

With his head between his paws

He lies on the sandy shores,

So quiet, so quiet, he scarcely snores.

(i) Explain the first lines in your own words. (ii) Can you find any metaphor in these lines? Point out any one. (iii) Give one example of personification. (iv) Give an example of repetition used in these lines. (v) Give an example of alliteration in these lines.

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(b) Define any two of the following giving suitable examples: (i) Symbol (ii) Personification (iii) Paradox (iv) Onomatopoeia (v) Assonance

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Q2. (a) Add suffixes to make adjective forms. (i) Delight (ii) Care (iii) Child (iv) Culture (v) Method

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(b) Fill in the blanks by using the correct particle/preposition: (i) The two friends have fallen ………….. again. (ii) In can’t figure him …………….. . (iii) The workers have called …………… the strike. (iv) I have given …………. hope. (v) They carried …………. my orders.

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(c) Use the following words in sentences as directed: (i) Bank (as a noun) (ii) Book (as a verb) (iii) Cold (as an adjective) (iv) Elbow (as a verb) (v) Subject (as a noun)

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Q3. (a) Identify and explain the idioms in the following sentences: (i) The twins are as alike as two peas. (ii) I don’t like his dog in the manger attitude. (iii) The English text was a piece of cake. (iv) I only go to the cinema once in a blue moon. (v) Seema let the cat out of the bag about their wedding plans.

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(b) Fill in the blanks with suitable prepositions. (i) It’s dangerous to run ………….. the road. (ii) They are walking ………… the street. (iii) The plane flew …………. the Atlantic. (iv) The child ran …………. her father. (v) The school is …………. the church. (vi) Peter was hiding …………. the trees. (vii) He fell …………. the horse. (viii) She walked …………. the stairs. (ix) The garden is …………. the house. (x) The earth moves …………. the sun.

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Q4. Write short notes (150 words each approximately) on any two of the following: (a) Rhyme (b) Extended Metaphor (c) Simile (d) Alliteration

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Q5. (a) Read the poem given below and answer the questions that follow:

I wandered lonely as a cloud

That floats on high o’er vales and hills,

When all at once I saw a crowd,

A host, of golden daffodils;

Beside the lake, beneath the trees,

Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Continuous as the stars that shine

And twinkle on the milky way,

They stretched in never-ending line

Along the margin of a bay :

Ten thousand saw I at a glance,

Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

The waves beside them danced; but they

Out-did the sparkling waves in glee :

A poet could not but be gay,

In such a jocund company :

I gazed — and gazed — but little thought

What wealth the show to me had brought :

For oft, when on my couch I lie

In vacant or in pensive mood,

They flash upon that inward eye

Which is the bliss of solitude;

And then my heart with pleasure fills,

And dances with the daffodils.

(i) What does the poet compare himself to and why? (ii) What does the poet compare the daffodils to? Is the comparison appropriate? (iii) How is he affected by the experience of seeing the daffodils? (iv) What do you think is the poet’s attitude towards the following three things? nature, memory and loneliness (v) Which line(s)/stanza(s) do you enjoy most? Why?

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(b) Fill in the blanks with the correct forms of the words given in brackets. (i) I have …………. (hear) a strange story. (ii) We have …………. (live) here for ten years. (iii) The earth …………. (move) round the sun. (iv) He …………. (drive) fast when the accident happened. (v) I …………. (study) English for five years.

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Q6. (a) Correct the following sentences: (i) One should not waste his time. (ii) I am understanding the lesson now. (iii) The boy who does best he will get a prize. (iv) I asked for his book, but he did not borrow me. (v) Whoever works hard he will win. (b) Identify the adverbs in the sentences given below: (i) Let’s go to the party afterwards. (ii) This pie is surprisingly good. (iii) Mary is always on time. (iv) I like to eat ice-cream sometimes. (v) Katy is very sleepy.

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(c) What do you understand by Style in literature? What are its salient features?

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