POLY TRB (ENGLISH) 2019 BATCH

Polytechnic TRB (English) Complete Material Overview

Unit I: Chaucer to Shakespeare

S.NoTitleP.No
01Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Book of the Duchess10
02Edmund Spencer’s Epithalamion29
03William Shakespeare’s Sonnets (8, 15, 24, 30, 37, 40, 46, 76, 82, 91, 112, 116, 126, 140, 144, 147, 154)         48
04Francis Bacon’s EssaysOf OxfordOf NobilityOf TravelOf FriendshipOf Love72
05Ben Jonson’s  Volpone or the Fox111
06Christopher Marlowe’s Dr. Faustus142
07Sir Thomas More’s Utopia167
08John Webster’s The White Devil191
09William Langland’s Piers the plowman223
10William Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors237
11William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream256
12William Shakespeare’s Hamlet277
13William Shakespeare’s Henry VIII308
14William Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour Lost342

Unit II – Jacobean to Augustan age

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01John Milton’s Paradise Regained03
02John Dryden’s  All for Love27
03Alexander Pope’s The Rape of the Lock43
04Andrew Marvell’s Garden64
05Thomas Gray’s Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard77
06Jonathan Swift’s A Tale of a Tub98
07Addison and Steele’s The Spectators and the Coverley Papers. (Essays 1-10)117
08Oliver Goldsmith’s The Deserted village153
09Henry Fielding’s Joseph Andrews170
10Samuel Daniel’s Christ Victoric Triumph224
11Sir Thomas Brown’s The Garden of Cyrus227
12William Blake’s Songs of Experience237
13Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe269
14Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels295
15Henry Vaughan’s Regeneration335

Unit III – Romantic Period

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01William Worsworth’s The Daffodils, The Solitary Reaper3
02Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s Lyrical Ballads,Biographia Literaria18
03P.B.Shelley’s Ode to the west wind35
04John Keats’s Ode to Autumn49
05Charles 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 Relations60
06Byron’s Prometheus114
07Jane Austen’s Emma125
08Walter Scott’s The Talisman155
09William Hazlitt’s  Characters of Shakespeare’s plays168
10Emily Bronte’s  Wuthering Heights211

Unit IV – Victorian Age

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01Alfred Lord Tennyson’s The Princess: A Medley3
02Robert Browning :Men and WomenAndrea Del Sarto24
03Mathew Arnold :Rugby ChapelDover Beach52
04D.G. Rossetti’s  The Blessed Damozel78
05George Eliot’s Romola95
06W.M. Thackeray’s Vanity Fair108
07R.L. Stevenson’s Treasure Island155
08John Ruskin’s Sesame and Lilies186
09Charles Dickens’s A Tale of Two Cities205

Unit V: Modern and Contemporary Periods

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01W.B.Yeats’s Sailing to Byzantium3
02Thomas Hardy’s The Woodlanders15
03Virginia Woolf’s Mr. Bennet and Mrs. Brown34
04A.L.Huxley’s Time Must Have a Stop65
05E.M.Forster’s Where Angels Fear to Tread77
06T.S.Eliot’s Murder in Cathedral101
07C.P.Snow’s Corridors of Power132
08G.B. Shaw’s The Devil’s Disciple145
09Ezra Pound’s The Pisan Cantos158
10Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest171

Unit VI – American Literature

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01Whitman’s When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d03
02H.W. Longfellow’s The May Queen21
03Edgar Allan Poe:3.1 The Haunted Palace3.2 My Mother3.3 The Lake26
04Emily Dickinson :4.1 A Something in a Summer’s Day4.2 Bless God, He Went as Soldier’s4.3 How Happy is the Little Stone4.4 This is My Letter to The World.42
05Robert Frost’s Blue Berries57
06Wallace Stevens’s The Snow Man69
07Emerson’s The American Scholar80
08Henry James’s The Lesson of the Master98
09O’Neill’s The Great God Brown110
10Hawthorne’s A House of the Seven Gables129
11Edward Albee’s The American Dream164
12Alice Walker’s By the Light of My Father’s Smile187
13Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Tom Sawyer197
14Earnest Hemingway’s The Old Man and The Sea241

Unit VII: Indian and English Literature

S.NoTitleP.No
01Nissin Ezekiel : Night of the Scorpion03
02A.K. Ramanujan : A River11
03R. Parthasarathy : Lines for a Photograph19
04Toru Dutt : Our Casuarina Tree24
05Sarojini Naidu : The Soul’s Prayer33
06Anita Desai : Where shall we go for this summer?42
07Badal Surcar : Evam Indrajit53
08Sri Aurobindo : Rose of God.72
09Arundhati Roy : The God of Small Things83
10Mulk Raj Anand : Untouchable99
11Deshpande : The Dark Holds No Terror138
12Kirish karnard : Tugulaq159

Unit – VIII English Language and Linguistics

S.NoTitleP.No
Language
01Family of Indo-European Languages03
02Characteristics of the Germanic Language07
03Old English10
04Middle English12
05Modern English14
06Standard English16
07Growth of Vocabulary19
08Change of Meaning25
Linguistics
09Morphology30
10Affixes36
11Phonology39
12Minimal Pair60
13Perspectives of Linguistics63
14Historical Linguistics72
15Sociolinguistics77
16Neurolinguistics82
17Semantics88
18Pragmatics94
19Dialects96
20Lingua Franca99
21Jargon102
22Structural Linguistics105
23Phrase and Structure110
24Transformational Generative Grammar114
25Acronyms116
26Theories of Language Acquisition117
27Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing (LSRW)120
28Dichotic Listening124
29Methods of Teaching129
30Linguistic Terms132

IX – Criticism and Literary Theories

S.NoTitleP.No
01Plato’s Republic03
02Francis Bacon’s The Advancement of Learning34
03Samuel Johnson3.1 On Fiction3.2 Preface to Shakespeare63
04Mathew Arnold’s The Function of Criticism at the Present Time99
05I. A. Richards:5.1 Practical Criticism5.2 Principles of Literary Criticism118
06Northrop Frye’s The Critical Path139
07T.S.Eliot’s Hamlet and His Problems149
08Rene Wellek’s Concepts of Criticism163
09Aristotle’s Poetics169
10Ezra Pound’s The ABC of Reading199
11Wayne C. Booth’s The Rhetoric of Fiction205
12Empson’s Seven Types of Ambiguity228
S.NoTitleP.No
01      Margaret Atwood’s Surfacing03
02Margaret Laurence’s The Fire Dwellers19
03P.K.Page’s  Adolescence32
04Chinua Achebe’s Arrow of God42
05Wole Soyinka’s A Dance of the Forests53
06Wilfred Campbell’s The Winter Lakes64
07A.G.Smith’s The White House72
08Ondaatje’s There’s a Trick with a Knife I’m Learning to do76
09George Ryga :9.1 Portrait of Angelica9.2 In the Shadow of the Vulture85
10 Ibsen’s The Lady from the Sea92
11Moliere’s The Comic Pastoral106
12Sir Thomas More’s The Four Last Things113

Unit XI – General Knowledge

S.NoTitleP.No
01History of Tamil Nadu03
02Indian History25
03Indian Contitution71
04Indian Economics105
05Geography124
06World Grganizations140
07General Science147
08Personalities165
09Sports and Games183
10Currrent Affairs205

General Material

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01History of English Literature – Timeline04
02List of Poet Laureate06
03Buried in West Minister Abbey06
04List of Nobel Laureates06
05List of Booker Prize Winners07
06List of Sahitya Academy Award Winners07
07List of Pulitzer Prize Winners07
08List of Founders and Fathers08
09List of literary movements11
KEY ANSWERS
Unit NoTitleP. No
I Chaucer to Shakespeare15
IIJacobean to Augustan age30
III Romantic Period46
IVVictorian age57
VModern and Contemporary Periods67
VI American Literature78
VIIIndian and English Literature:93
VIIILanguage and Linguistics106
IXCriticism and Literary Theories114
XPost Colonial Literature and European Literature127
UNIT TEST & MODEL TEST
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01Unit Test No – 1140
02Unit Test No – 2148
03Unit Test No – 3156
04Unit Test No – 4164
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06Unit Test No – 6180
07Unit Test No – 7188
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09Unit Test No – 9204
10Unit Test No -10212
11Unit Test No -11220
12Unit Test – Key Answers228
13Model Test – 1234
14Model Test – 2259
15Model Test – Key Answers284
16Polytechnic TRB 2017 – Question Paper286
17Polytechnic TRB 2017 – Key Answer311