English Major Notes

What do you understand by the term ‘Neo-classicism’? Point out the chief characteristics of ‘neo-classical’ poetry. Or Describe the salient features/characteristics of ‘neo-classical’ poetry with reference to the poetry of Pope.

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              Basically the period between 1680 to 1750 is called the Augustine Age for frequent comparisons were made between the literary activity of England of this period and that of Rome of emperor Augustus which produced poetic geniuses such as Virgil, Horace, Ovid and many others. Dr. Johnson said that Dryden did for English poetry what Augustus had done for the city of Rome. He found it brick and left it marble. Pope and Dryden looked to the writers of Greek and Roman antiquity for guidance and inspiration. They established a new school of poetry which came to be known as the ‘neo-classical school of English poetry’.

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Public Administration and some of its Definitions

            The management of the affairs of the public by central, state or local governments or statutory bodies is called administration. For example- the administration of post offices, the administration of the supply of electricity by the State Electricity Board, the management of broadcasting by B.B.C. (British Broadcasting Corporation) etc.

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Show that “Sons and Lovers” deals with sex without being sexy.

Sons and Lovers

D. H. Lawrence is regarded as the most modern in his treatment of sex. There is nothing in him of the Victorian prudery and inhibitions. He dared to show the truths that the Victorians had huddled up in secrecy and shame. According to Arnold Bennett:

“He tried to fish up sex from the mud into which it has been sunk for sexual hippocritical and timid English generations of past”.

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