Unit I Prose

1. Addison - Character of Will Wimble

2. Steele - Roger’s Account of his Disappointment in Love

3. Goldsmith – Man in Black

4. Goldsmith – Beau Tibbs

Unit II Poetry

1. Milton -- Paradise Lost -– Book IX

The Temptation of Eve ( Lines 411 - 835)

Unit III Poetry

1 Andrew Marvel - To His Coy mistress

2. Dryden – Portrait of Achitophel (Absalom and Achitophel Lines 150 -229)

3. Alexander Pope - The Character of Atticus ( From Epistle to Dr.
( Five Centuries of Poetry ed. C. N. Ramachandran , Macmillan)

English Poetry: A kaleidoscope, University Press)

Unit IV Drama

1. William Congreve – The Way of the World
Unit V Fiction

1. John Bunyan – Pilgrim’s Progress ( first part only)

ARA4B History of English Language
Unit I

Proto Indo European – Eastern and Western Group of PIE – The descent of English from PIE
– Common features of PIE languages

English as a Germanic language – Common features - Great consonant shift, Verbal
structure, Teutonic stress

Important landmarks in the evolution of English - The reasons for the erection of the

Unit II

Old English – Anglo Saxon invasion, Viking invasion, , Wessex Dialect , Vocabulary ,
Spelling and Pronunciation, Inflection, Word Order, Gender, I Mutation and Vowel

Middle English - Norman Invasion and the evolution of English, East Midland dialect,
Vocabulary, Inflection, Word Order, Spelling changes, Pronunciation, Gender

Modern English - The evolution of Modern English, Heterogeneous Vocabulary,
Simplified Inflectional system, Rigid Word Order, Periphrasis, Intonation,, Spelling and
Pronunciation, Gender

Unit III

Foreign Influences - Latin and Greek, French, Scandinavian

Unit IV

Word Makers - Spenser, The translators of the Bible, Shakespeare, Milton

Unit V

The growth of dictionaries
Standard English , Received Pronunciation,...

Similar Essays