Thursday, 14 February 2013

HSA English solved Model Question Paper ctd.


1.              4.    The writer of Holly Sonnets is ………………………………….
               Answer: John Donne.

  • Donne is a major Meta physical poet. He shifted the theme of English sonnet from sexual love to a variety of religious themes in 17th century.
  •   The term Metaphysical was first used by John Dryden in his Discourse Concerning Satire (1693) to refer Donne's poetry. Later in 1779, Samuel Johnson extended the term  to refer a group of writers.
  •   Major secular Metaphysical poets are
*      Cleveland
*      Marvell
*      Cowley
Religious poets are
*      Herbert
*      Vaughan
*      Crashaw
*      Traherne

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