POLYTECHNIC TRB 2019 (ENGLISH) / CLASS SCHEDULE

  • Online Test will be conducted as follows:

 

December  2020

DATE

TOPICS TO BE COVERED

PLACE

06.12.20

Unit VII – Indian and English Literature  

(All Topics)

Home Test

 

 

November 2020

DATE

TOPICS TO BE COVERED

PLACE

22.11.20

Unit VI – American Literature

(All Topics)

Home Test

November 2020

DATE

TOPICS TO BE COVERED

PLACE

08.11.20

Unit V – Modern Age

(All topics)

Home Test

October 2020

DATE

TOPICS TO BE COVERED

PLACE

29.10.20

Unit IV – Victorian Age

(All topics)

Home Test

October 2020

DATE

TOPICS TO BE COVERED

PLACE

18.10.20

Unit III – Romantic Period

(All topics)

Home Test

October 2020

DATE

TOPICS TO BE COVERED

PLACE

04.10.20

Unit II – Jacobean to Augustan age (All topics)

Home Test

September 2020

DATE

TOPICS TO BE COVERED

PLACE

20.09.20

Unit I – Chaucer to Shakespeare

(All topics)

Home Test

September 2020

DATE

TOPICS TO BE COVERED

PLACE

06.09.20

Revision Test 3 (Unit I, IV, VIII, GK)

Home Test

August 2020

DATE

TOPICS TO BE COVERED

PLACE

09.08.20

Revision Test 2 (Unit III, VI, VII, X)

Home Test

July 2020

DATE

TOPICS TO BE COVERED

PLACE

12.07.20

Revision Test 1 (Unit II, V, IX)

Home Test

June 2020

DATE

TOPICS TO BE COVERED

PLACE

14.06.20

Model Test (Full Portion) – 150 Marks

Home Test only

May 2020

DATE

TOPICS TO BE COVERED

PLACE

03.05.20

  Online Test / Revision Test 3 (Unit I,             IV,  VIII, GK)

Home Test only

April 2020

DATE

TOPICS TO BE COVERED

PLACE

12.04.20

Online Test / Revision Test 2 (Unit III, VI, VII, X)

Home Test only

19.04.20

Online Test / Unit IV – Victorian Age

Home Test only

March  2020

DATE

TOPICS TO BE COVERED

PLACE

01.03.20

 

Alice Walker : By the light of my Father’s smile

O’Neill : The Great God Brown

Edward Albee : The American Dream

Henry James : The Lesson of the Master

Emily Dickinson’s Poems

The Little Flower Hr.Sec.School,

Four Roads,

Salem – 636 006

07.03.20

Online Test  / Unit VI – American Literature

R.Parthasarathy : Lines for a Photograph

Mulk Raj Anand : Untouchable

Badal Surcar : Evam Indrajit

 

The Little Flower Hr.Sec.School,

Four Roads,

Salem – 636 006

08.03.20

Sri Aurobindo : Rose of God.

Nissin Ezekiel : Night of the Scorpion

Toru Dutt : Our Casuarina Tree

Deshpande : The Dark Holds No Terror

Kirish karnard : Tugulaq

The Little Flower Hr.Sec.School,

Four Roads,

Salem – 636 006

14.03.20

Online Test  / Unit VII – Indian Literature

D.G.Rosetti : The Blessed Damozel

W.M Thackeray : Vanity Fair

The Little Flower Hr.Sec.School,

Four Roads,

Salem – 636 006

15.03.20

Mathew Arnold : Rugby Chapel, Dover Beach

R.L.Stevenson : Treasure Island

Tennyson : The Princess: A Medley

The Little Flower Hr.Sec.School,

Four Roads,

Salem – 636 006

29.03.20

Online Test /

Revision Test 1 (Unit II, V, IX)

Home Test

February  2020

DATE

TOPICS TO BE COVERED

PLACE

01.02.20

 Old English

 Middle English

Modern English

Standard English

Foreign Influences

The Little Flower Hr.Sec.School,

Four Roads,

Salem – 636 006

02.02.20

Byron : Prometheus

Biographia Literaria

Robert Frost : Blue Berries

Hawthorne : A House of the Seven Gables

The Little Flower Hr.Sec.School,

Four Roads,

Salem – 636 006

03.02.20

Daniel Defoe : Robinson Crusoe

Alexander Pope : The Rape of the Lock

Henry Fielding : Joseph Andrews

Moovendhar Arangam, Pothys Backside, Omalur Main Road, Salem – 636 009.

08.02.20

Online Test  / Unit III – Romantic Age

Change of Meaning

Morphology

Affixes

Dialects

Lingua Franca, Jargon

Phonology

 

Arise Academy, 266 A, Advaitha Ashram Road, Advaitha Ashram Rd, Arthanari Nagar, Salem – 636004.

Route: Opposite to  New Bus Stand, Saravana Bakery Adjacent Road

09.02.20

Edgar Allan Poe :

The Haunted Palace

To my Mother

The Lake

Wallace Stevens : The Snow man

Mark Twain : The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Hawthorne : A House of the Seven Gables

The Little Flower Hr.Sec.School,

Four Roads,

Salem – 636 006

10.02.20

Jonathan Swift : Gulliver’s Travels

Christ Victoric Triumph

W.B.Yeats : Sailing to Byzantium

Moovendhar Arangam, Pothys Backside, Omalur Main Road, Salem – 636 009.

15.02.20

Online Test  / Unit II – Augustan Age

Thomas Hardy : The Woodlanders

A.L.Huxley : Time Must Have a Stop

Ezra Pound : The Pisan Cantos

T.S.Eliot : Murder in Cathedral

The Little Flower Hr.Sec.School,

Four Roads,

Salem – 636 006

16.02.20

Historical Linguistics

Phrase and structures

Minimal Pairs

Sociolinguistics

Neurolinguistics

Semantics and Pragmatics

Dichotic listening

The Little Flower Hr.Sec.School,

Four Roads,

Salem – 636 006

21.02.20

Online Test  / Unit VIII – Language and Linguistics

LSRW

Theories of Language Acquisition

Teaching Learning Methods

 

Moovendhar Arangam, Pothys Backside, Omalur Main Road, Salem – 636 009.

22.02.20

Whitman : When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d

Wallace Stevens : The Snow man

Emerson : The American Scholar

Earnest Hemingway : The Old Man and The Sea

Mark Twain : The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Moovendhar Arangam, Pothys Backside, Omalur Main Road, Salem – 636 009.

23.02.20

E.M.Forster : Where Angels Fear to Tread

C.P.Snow : Corridors of Power

G.B. Shaw : The Devil’s Disciple

Oscar Wilde : The Importance of Being Earnest

Virginia Woolf : Mr.Bennet and Mrs.Brown

The Little Flower Hr.Sec.School,

Four Roads,

Salem – 636 006

29.02.20

Online Test  / Unit V – Modern Age

A.K. Ramanujam : A River

Sarojini Naidu : The Soul’s Prayer

Anita Desai: Where shall we go for this summer?

Arundhati Roy: The God of Small Things

The Little Flower Hr.Sec.School,

Four Roads,

Salem – 636 006

January  2020

DATE

TOPICS TO BE COVERED

PLACE

01.01.20

Geoffrey Chaucer : The Book of the Duchess

Hamlet

The Little Flower Hr.Sec.School,

Four Roads,

Salem – 636 006

04.01.20

UNIT–X /  POST COLONIAL

(ONLINE TEST )

Moovendhar Arangam, Pothys Backside, Omalur Main Road, Salem – 636 009.

My Relations

William Wordsworth : The Daffodils

The Solitary Reaper

John Keats : Ode to Autumn

05.01.20

Aristotle : Poetics

Thomas Gray : Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard

Andrew Marwell : Garden

Henry Vaughan : Regeneration

The Little Flower Hr.Sec.School,

Four Roads,

Salem – 636 006

06.01.20

Samuel Taylor Coleridge : Lyrical Ballads

Walter Scott : The Talisman

Moovendhar Arangam, Pothys Backside, Omalur Main Road, Salem – 636 009.

11.01.20

UNIT – IX LITERARY CRITICISM (Part 1) – ONLINE TEST

 

Moovendhar Arangam, Pothys Backside, Omalur Main Road, Salem – 636 009.

John Milton : Paradise Regained

Jonathan swift : A Tale of a Tub

12.01.20

Shakespeare: Sonnets      

Ben Jonson : Volpone or the Fox

The Little Flower Hr.Sec.School,

Four Roads,

Salem – 636 006

15.01.20

Sir Thomas Brown : The Garden of Cyrus

Oliver Goldsmith : The Deserted village

 

The Little Flower Hr.Sec.School,

Four Roads,

Salem – 636 006

16.01.20

Sir Thomas More : Utopia

William Langland : Piers the Plowman

The Little Flower Hr.Sec.School,

Four Roads,

Salem – 636 006

18.01.20

UNIT – IX LITERARY CRITICISM (Part 2) – ONLINE TEST

William Blake : Songs of Experience

John Dryden : All for Love

 

The Little Flower Hr.Sec.School,

Four Roads,

Salem – 636 006

19.01.20

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Henry VIII

The Little Flower Hr.Sec.School,

Four Roads,

Salem – 636 006

25.01.20

Unit I (Part 1) Online Test

Addison and Steele: The Spectators and the Coverly Papers (Essays 1-10)

The Little Flower Hr.Sec.School,

Four Roads,

Salem – 636 006

26.01.20

Origin of Language

Family of Indo-European Languages

Old English

Middle English

 

The Little Flower Hr.Sec.School,

Four Roads,

Salem – 636 006

31.01.20

Unit I (Part 2) Online Test

 P.B.Shelly : Ode to the west wind

Walter Scott : The Talisman

William Hazlit : Characters of Shakespeare’s plays.

Moovendhar Arangam, Pothys Backside, Omalur Main Road, Salem – 636 009.

December 2019 (New Batch)

DATE

TOPICS TO BE COVERED

PLACE

01.12.19

John Ruskin : Sesame and Lilies

Charles Dickens : A Tale of Two Cities

The Little Flower Hr.Sec.School,

Four Roads,

Salem – 636 006.

02.12.19

Alice Walker : By the light of my Father’s smile

Earnest Hemingway : The Old Man and The Sea

Moovendhar Arangam, Pothys Backside, Omalur Main Road, Salem – 636 009.

07.12.19

Wilfrered Campbell : The Winter Lakes

Lawrence : The Fire Dwellers

P.K.Page : Adolescence

Chinua Achebe : Arrow of God

The Little Flower Hr.Sec.School,

Four Roads,

Salem – 636 006.

08.12.19

UNIT – IV / VICTORIAN AGE

(ONLINE TEST / 150 Marks)

Edmund Spencer : Epithalamion

The Little Flower Hr.Sec.School,

Four Roads,

Salem – 636 006.

09.12.19

T.S. Eliot : Hamlet and his Problems

Samuel Johnson : On Fiction

Francis Bacon : The Advancement of Learning

Moovendhar Arangam, Pothys Backside, Omalur Main Road, Salem – 636009.

10.12.19

Samuel Johnson : Preface to Shakespeare

S.T Coleridge : Biographia Literaria

Mathew Arnold : The Function of Criticism at the Present Time

Moovendhar Arangam, Pothys Backside, Omalur Main Road, Salem – 636 009.

14.12.19

Ibsen : The Lady From the Sea

A.G.Smith : The White House

Atwood : Surfacing

Lawrence : The Fire Dwellers

Moovendhar Arangam, Pothys Backside, Omalur Main Road, Salem – 636 009.

15.12.19

General Knowledge

Moovendhar Arangam, Pothys Backside, Omalur Main Road, Salem – 636 009.

16.12.19

General Knowledge

Moovendhar Arangam, Pothys Backside, Omalur Main Road, Salem – 636 009.

21.12.19

 

UNIT–VI/AMERICAN LITERATURE

(ONLINE TEST )

The Little Flower Hr.Sec.School,

Four Roads,

Salem – 636 006.

George Ryga : Portrait of Angelica,

 In The Shadow of The Vulture

22.12.19

Francis Bacon :

Of Nobility

Of Travel

Of Friendship

Of Love

The Little Flower Hr.Sec.School,

Four Roads,

Salem – 636 006.

23.12.19

I. A. Richards : Practical Criticism

I. A. Richards : Principles of Literary Criticism

Empson : Seven Types of Ambiguity

Moovendhar Arangam, Pothys Backside, Omalur Main Road, Salem – 636 009.

24.12.19

Northrop Frye : The Critical Path

Rene Wellek : Concepts of Criticism

Ezra Pound : The ABC of Reading

Wayne C. Booth : The Rhetoric of Fiction

The Little Flower Hr.Sec.School,

Four Roads,

Salem – 636 006.

25.12.19

Christopher Marlowe : Dr.Faustus

The Comedy of Errors

The Little Flower Hr.Sec.School,

Four Roads,

Salem – 636 006.

26.12.19

Wole Soyinka : A Dance of the Forests

Ondaatje : There’s a Trick with a knife I’m learning to do

Moliere : The Comic Pastoral

Sir Thomas More : The Four Last Things

The Little Flower Hr.Sec.School,

Four Roads,

Salem – 636 006.

28.12.19

GK Unit Test Answers Discussion (9am to 10am)

John Webster : The White Devil

Love’s Labour’s Lost

The Little Flower Hr.Sec.School,

Four Roads,

Salem – 636 006.

29.12.19

Emily Bronte : Wuthering Heights

Charles Lamb : The Essays of Elia

Oxford in the Vacation

New year’s Eve

Dream children: A Reverie

The Price of Chimney Sweeper

My Relations

The Little Flower Hr.Sec.School,

Four Roads,

Salem – 636 006.

31.12.19

William Wordsworth :

The Daffodils

The Solitary Reaper

Jane Austen : Emma

The Little Flower Hr.Sec.School,

Four Roads,

Salem – 636 006.

November 2019

DATE

TOPICS TO BE COVERED

PLACE

02.11.19

UNIT – III / ROMANTIC AGE

(ONLINE TEST / 115 MARKS)

The Little Flower Hr.Sec.School,

Four Roads,

Salem – 636 006.

Emerson : The American Scholar

Emily Dickinson’s Poems

Edgar Allan Poe’s Poems

03.11.19

Daniel Defoe : Robinson Crusoe

W.B.Yeats : Sailing to Byzantium

T.S.Eliot : Murder in Cathedral

The Little Flower Hr.Sec.School,

Four Roads,

Salem – 636 006.

10.11.19

Mathew Arnold : Rugby Chapel, Dover beach

W.M Thackeray : Vanity Fair

The Little Flower Hr.Sec.School,

Four Roads,

Salem – 636 006.

12.11.19

Thomas Hardy: The Woodlanders

Oscar Wilde : The Importance of Being Earnest

Frame Academy,

Opp. To Ashok Leyland, S.Square Complex, Mamangam, Salem – 636302.

16.11.19

UNIT – II / AUGUSTAN AGE

(ONLINE TEST / 150 MARKS)

Frame Academy,

Opp. To Ashok Leyland, S.Square Complex, Mamangam, Salem – 636302.

G.B. Shaw : The Devil’s Disciple

A.L.Huxley : Time Must Have a Stop

17.11.19

Whitman : When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d

Alice Walker : By the Light of my Father’s Smile

Henry James : The Lesson of the Master

Robert Frost : Blue Berries

The Little Flower Hr.Sec.School,

Four Roads,

Salem – 636 006.

22.11.19

Robert Browning : Men and Women , Andrea Del Sarto

George Eliot : Romola

Frame Academy,

Opp. To Ashok Leyland, S.Square Complex, Mamangam, Salem – 636302.

23.11.19

Emily Dickinson: A something in a Summer’s Day,

Bless God, he went as soldier’s,

How happy is the little Stone,

This is my Letter to The World.

Edward Albee : The American Dream

Wallace Stevens : The Snow man

The Little Flower Hr.Sec.School,

Four Roads,

Salem – 636 006.

24.11.19

E.M.Forster : Where Angels Fear to Tread, C.P.Snow : Corridors of Power

Virginia Woolf : Mr.Bennet and Mrs.Brown

The Little Flower Hr.Sec.School,

Four Roads,

Salem – 636 006.

25.11.19

Tennyson : The Princess: A Medley

R.L.Stevenson : Treasure Island

Frame Academy,

Opp. To Ashok Leyland, S.Square Complex, Mamangam, Salem – 636302.

26.11.19

Hawthorne : A House of the Seven Gables,

H.W.Long Fellow : The May Queen, Mark Twain : The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Frame Academy,

Opp. To Ashok Leyland, S.Square Complex, Mamangam, Salem – 636302.

30.11.19

UNIT – V / MODERN AGE

(ONLINE TEST / 130 Marks)

The Little Flower Hr.Sec.School,

Four Roads,

Salem – 636 006.

Francis Bacon : The Advancement of learning

Aristotle : Poetics

October 2019

DATE

TOPICS TO BE COVERED

PLACE

01.10.19

UNIT TEST- INDIAN LITERATURE

GK:

Indian Politics

Sports

The Little Flower Hr.Sec.School,

Four Roads,

Salem – 636 006.

02.10.19

Charles Lamb : The Essays of Elia

Oxford in the vacation

New year’s Eve

Dream children: A Reverie

The price of chimney-sweeper

My Relations

Emily Bronte : Wuthering Heights

The Little Flower Hr.Sec.School,

Four Roads,

Salem – 636 006.

05.10.19

Affixes

Dialects, Lingua franca , Jargon

Phonology, Stress, Intonation

Minimal Pairs

Semantics, Pragmatics

 

Frame Academy,

Opp. To Ashok Leyland, S.Square Complex, Mamangam,

  Salem – 636302.

06.10.19

Addison and Steele: The spectators and the Coverly papers. (Essays 1-10)

 

The Little Flower Hr.Sec.School,

Four Roads,

Salem – 636 006.

07.10.19

Perspectives of Linguistics

Sociolinguistics

Neurolinguistics

Historical Linguistics

Structural Linguistics

IC Analysis

Phrase and Structure

T.G. Grammar

The Little Flower Hr.Sec.School,

Four Roads,

Salem – 636 006.

08.10.19

Samuel Taylor Coleridge : Lyrical Ballads

Walter Scott : The Talisman

 

The Little Flower Hr.Sec.School,

Four Roads,

Salem – 636 006.

12.10.19

Theories of Language acquisition

LSRW, Dichotic listening

Linguistic Terms

UNIT TEST – VIII LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS / ONLINE TEST

Frame Academy,

Opp. To Ashok Leyland, S.Square Complex, Mamangam,

  Salem – 636302.

13.10.19

Jonathan swift : A Tale of a Tub

Oliver Goldsmith : The Deserted village

The Little Flower Hr.Sec.School,

Four Roads,

Salem – 636 006.

14.10.19

GK:

Indian History

Personalities

Indian Economics

World Organizations

Frame Academy,

Opp. To Ashok Leyland, S.Square Complex, Mamangam,

  Salem – 636302.

19.10.19

Byron : Prometheus

Samuel Taylor Coleridge :

Lyrical Ballads

Biographia Literaria

Frame Academy,

Opp. To Ashok Leyland, S.Square Complex, Mamangam,

  Salem – 636302.

20.10.19

William Blake : Songs of Experience

Henry Fielding : Joseph Andrews

The Little Flower Hr.Sec.School,

Four Roads,

Salem – 636 006.

21.10.19

GK:

Science

Geography

Current Affairs

Frame Academy,

Opp. To Ashok Leyland, S.Square Complex, Mamangam, Salem – 636302.

26.10.19

William Hazlit: Characters of Shakespeare’s plays.

P.B.Shelly : Ode to the west wind

John keats : Ode to Autumn

The Little Flower Hr.Sec.School,

Four Roads,

Salem – 636 006.

27.10.19

Jonathan Swift : Gulliver’s Travels

Sir Thomas Brown : The Garden of Cyrus

Christ’s Victory and Triumph

The Little Flower Hr.Sec.School,

Four Roads,

Salem – 636 006.

28.10.19

GK – Unit Test (Online)

D.G.Rosetti : The Blessed Damozel

W.M Thackeray : Vanity Fair

The Little Flower Hr.Sec.School,

Four Roads,

Salem – 636 006.

September 2019

DATE

TOPICS TO BE COVERED

PLACE

01.09.19

Free Demo Class

Frame Academy,

II Floor,

Opp. To Ashok Leyland, S.Square Complex, Mamangam,

Salem – 636 302.

02.09.19

Family of Indo-European Languages,

Old English,

Middle English,

 

The Little Flower Hr.Sec.School,

Four Roads,

Salem – 636 006.

08.09.19

Nissin Ezekiel : Night of the Scorpion

A.K. Ramanujam : A River

Kirish Karnard : Tugulaq

Anita Desai: Where shall we go for this summer?

The Little Flower Hr.Sec.School,

Four Roads,

Salem – 636 006.

14.09.19

Alexander pope : The Rape of the Lock

Thomas Gray : Elegy written in a country churchyard

Andrew Marwell : Garden

 

The Little Flower Hr.Sec.School,

Four Roads,

Salem – 636 006.

15.09.19

Toru Dutt : Our Casuarina Tree

Sri Aurobindo : Rose of God

Deshpande : The Dark Holds No Terror

Mulk Raj Anand : Untouchable

The Little Flower Hr.Sec.School,

Four Roads,

Salem – 636 006.

21.09.19

Arundhati Roy : The God of Small Things

Badal Surcar : Evam Indrajit

Sarojini Naidu : The Soul’s Prayer

R.Parthasarathy : Lines for a Photograph

Frame Academy,

II Floor,

Opp. To Ashok Leyland, S.Square Complex, Mamangam,

  Salem – 636302.

22.09.19

William Wordsworth :

The Daffodils , The Solitary Reaper

Jane Austen : Emma

 

The Little Flower Hr.Sec.School,

Four Roads,

Salem – 636 006.

28.09.19

UNIT TEST – INDIAN LITERATURE

John Milton : Paradise Regained

Addison and Steele: The spectators and the coverly papers. (Essays 1-10)

Henry Vaughan : Regeneration

The Little Flower Hr.Sec.School,

Four Roads,

Salem – 636 006.

29.09.19

Modern English

Standard English

Foreign Influences

Growth of Vocabulary

Change of Meaning

Morphology

The Little Flower Hr.Sec.School,

Four Roads,

Salem – 636 006.

30.09.19

GK:

History of Tamil Nadu

Indian History

The Little Flower Hr.Sec.School,

Four Roads,

Salem – 636 006.

Polytechnic TRB (English) Complete Material Overview

Unit I: Chaucer to Shakespeare

S.No Title P.No
01 Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Book of the Duchess 10
02 Edmund Spencer’s Epithalamion 29
03 William Shakespeare’s Sonnets (8, 15, 24, 30, 37, 40, 46, 76, 82, 91, 112, 116, 126, 140, 144, 147, 154)          48
04 Francis Bacon’s Essays

 

 

Of Oxford

Of Nobility

Of Travel

Of Friendship

Of Love

72
05 Ben Jonson’s  Volpone or the Fox 111
06 Christopher Marlowe’s Dr. Faustus 142
07 Sir Thomas More’s Utopia 167
08 John Webster’s The White Devil 191
09 William Langland’s Piers the plowman 223
10 William Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors 237
11 William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream 256
12 William Shakespeare’s Hamlet 277
13 William Shakespeare’s Henry VIII 308
14 William Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour Lost 342

Unit II – Jacobean to Augustan age

S.No Title P.No
01 John Milton’s Paradise Regained 03
02 John Dryden’s  All for Love 27
03 Alexander Pope’s The Rape of the Lock 43
04 Andrew Marvell’s Garden 64
05 Thomas Gray’s Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard 77
06 Jonathan Swift’s A Tale of a Tub 98
07 Addison and Steele’s The Spectators and the Coverley Papers. (Essays 1-10) 117
08 Oliver Goldsmith’s The Deserted village 153
09 Henry Fielding’s Joseph Andrews 170
10 Samuel Daniel’s Christ Victoric Triumph 224
11 Sir Thomas Brown’s The Garden of Cyrus 227
12 William Blake’s Songs of Experience 237
13 Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe 269
14 Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels 295
15 Henry Vaughan’s Regeneration 335

Unit III – Romantic Period

S.No Title P. No
01 William Worsworth’s The Daffodils, The Solitary Reaper 3
02 Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s Lyrical Ballads,

 

 

Biographia Literaria

18
03 P.B.Shelley’s Ode to the west wind 35
04 John Keats’s Ode to Autumn 49
05 Charles Lamb’s  The Essays of Elia

 

 

(1) Oxford in the Vacation

(2) New Year’s Eve

(3) Dream Children: A Reverie

(4) The Price of Chimney-sweeper

(5) My Relations

60
06 Byron’s Prometheus 114
07 Jane Austen’s Emma 125
08 Walter Scott’s The Talisman 155
09 William Hazlitt’s  Characters of Shakespeare’s plays 168
10 Emily Bronte’s  Wuthering Heights 211

Unit IV – Victorian Age

S. No Title P. No
01 Alfred Lord Tennyson’s The Princess: A Medley 3
02 Robert Browning :

 

 

Men and Women

Andrea Del Sarto

24
03 Mathew Arnold :

 

 

Rugby Chapel

Dover Beach

52
04 D.G. Rossetti’s  The Blessed Damozel 78
05 George Eliot’s Romola 95
06 W.M. Thackeray’s Vanity Fair 108
07 R.L. Stevenson’s Treasure Island 155
08 John Ruskin’s Sesame and Lilies 186
09 Charles Dickens’s A Tale of Two Cities 205

Unit V: Modern and Contemporary Periods

S.No Title P. No
01 W.B.Yeats’s Sailing to Byzantium 3
02 Thomas Hardy’s The Woodlanders 15
03 Virginia Woolf’s Mr. Bennet and Mrs. Brown 34
04 A.L.Huxley’s Time Must Have a Stop 65
05 E.M.Forster’s Where Angels Fear to Tread 77
06 T.S.Eliot’s Murder in Cathedral 101
07 C.P.Snow’s Corridors of Power 132
08 G.B. Shaw’s The Devil’s Disciple 145
09 Ezra Pound’s The Pisan Cantos 158
10 Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest 171

Unit VI – American Literature

S. No Title P. No
01 Whitman’s When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d 03
02 H.W. Longfellow’s The May Queen 21
03 Edgar Allan Poe:

 

 

3.1 The Haunted Palace

3.2 My Mother

3.3 The Lake

26
04 Emily Dickinson :

 

 

4.1 A Something in a Summer’s Day

4.2 Bless God, He Went as Soldier’s

4.3 How Happy is the Little Stone

4.4 This is My Letter to The World.

42
05 Robert Frost’s Blue Berries 57
06 Wallace Stevens’s The Snow Man 69
07 Emerson’s The American Scholar 80
08 Henry James’s The Lesson of the Master 98
09 O’Neill’s The Great God Brown 110
10 Hawthorne’s A House of the Seven Gables 129
11 Edward Albee’s The American Dream 164
12 Alice Walker’s By the Light of My Father’s Smile 187
13 Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Tom Sawyer 197
14 Earnest Hemingway’s The Old Man and The Sea 241

Unit VII: Indian and English Literature

S.No Title P.No
01 Nissin Ezekiel : Night of the Scorpion 03
02 A.K. Ramanujan : A River 11
03 R. Parthasarathy : Lines for a Photograph 19
04 Toru Dutt : Our Casuarina Tree 24
05 Sarojini Naidu : The Soul’s Prayer 33
06 Anita Desai : Where shall we go for this summer? 42
07 Badal Surcar : Evam Indrajit 53
08 Sri Aurobindo : Rose of God. 72
09 Arundhati Roy : The God of Small Things 83
10 Mulk Raj Anand : Untouchable 99
11 Deshpande : The Dark Holds No Terror 138
12 Kirish karnard : Tugulaq 159

Unit – VIII English Language and Linguistics

S.No

Title

P.No

Language

01

Family of Indo-European Languages

03

02

Characteristics of the Germanic Language

07

03

Old English

10

04

Middle English

12

05

Modern English

14

06

Standard English

16

07

Growth of Vocabulary

19

08

Change of Meaning

25

Linguistics

09

Morphology

30

10

Affixes

36

11

Phonology

39

12

Minimal Pair

60

13

Perspectives of Linguistics

63

14

Historical Linguistics

72

15

Sociolinguistics

77

16

Neurolinguistics

82

17

Semantics

88

18

Pragmatics

94

19

Dialects

96

20

Lingua Franca

99

21

Jargon

102

22

Structural Linguistics

105

23

Phrase and Structure

110

24

Transformational Generative Grammar

114

25

Acronyms

116

26

Theories of Language Acquisition

117

27

Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing (LSRW)

120

28

Dichotic Listening

124

29

Methods of Teaching

129

30

Linguistic Terms

132

IX – Criticism and Literary Theories

S.No Title P.No
01 Plato’s Republic 03
02 Francis Bacon’s The Advancement of Learning 34
03 Samuel Johnson

 

 

3.1 On Fiction

3.2 Preface to Shakespeare

63
04 Mathew Arnold’s The Function of Criticism at the Present Time 99
05 I. A. Richards:

 

 

5.1 Practical Criticism

5.2 Principles of Literary Criticism

118
06 Northrop Frye’s The Critical Path 139
07 T.S.Eliot’s Hamlet and His Problems 149
08 Rene Wellek’s Concepts of Criticism 163
09 Aristotle’s Poetics 169
10 Ezra Pound’s The ABC of Reading 199
11 Wayne C. Booth’s The Rhetoric of Fiction 205
12 Empson’s Seven Types of Ambiguity 228
S.No Title P.No
01       Margaret Atwood’s Surfacing 03
02 Margaret Laurence’s The Fire Dwellers 19
03 P.K.Page’s  Adolescence 32
04 Chinua Achebe’s Arrow of God 42
05 Wole Soyinka’s A Dance of the Forests 53
06 Wilfred Campbell’s The Winter Lakes 64
07 A.G.Smith’s The White House 72
08 Ondaatje’s There’s a Trick with a Knife I’m Learning to do 76
09 George Ryga :

 

 

9.1 Portrait of Angelica

9.2 In the Shadow of the Vulture

85
10  Ibsen’s The Lady from the Sea 92
11 Moliere’s The Comic Pastoral 106
12 Sir Thomas More’s The Four Last Things 113

Unit XI – General Knowledge

S.No Title P.No
01 History of Tamil Nadu 03
02 Indian History 25
03 Indian Contitution 71
04 Indian Economics 105
05 Geography 124
06 World Grganizations 140
07 General Science 147
08 Personalities 165
09 Sports and Games 183
10 Currrent Affairs 205

General Material

S.No

Title

P.No

01

History of English Literature – Timeline

04

02

List of Poet Laureate

06

03

Buried in West Minister Abbey

06

04

List of Nobel Laureates

06

05

List of Booker Prize Winners

07

06

List of Sahitya Academy Award Winners

07

07

List of Pulitzer Prize Winners

07

08

List of Founders and Fathers

08

09

List of literary movements

11

 

 

KEY ANSWERS

Unit No

Title

P. No

I

 Chaucer to Shakespeare

15

II

Jacobean to Augustan age

30

III

 Romantic Period

46

IV

Victorian age

57

V

Modern and Contemporary Periods

67

VI

 American Literature

78

VII

Indian and English Literature:

93

VIII

Language and Linguistics

106

IX

Criticism and Literary Theories

114

X

Post Colonial Literature and European Literature

127

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UNIT TEST & MODEL TEST

S. No

Title

P. No

01

Unit Test No – 1

140

02

Unit Test No – 2

148

03

Unit Test No – 3

156

04

Unit Test No – 4

164

05

Unit Test No – 5

172

06

Unit Test No – 6

180

07

Unit Test No – 7

188

08

Unit Test No – 8

196

09

Unit Test No – 9

204

10

Unit Test No -10

212

11

Unit Test No -11

220

12

Unit Test – Key Answers

228

13

Model Test – 1

234

14

Model Test – 2

259

15

Model Test – Key Answers

284

16

Polytechnic TRB 2017 – Question Paper

286

17

Polytechnic TRB 2017 – Key Answer

311

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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