ELECTIVE COLTRSN

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(BEGE-10s)

ASSIGNMEI\T {S-or July 2812 And January 2013 Sessions}

UI\DERSTAI{I}NG PROSE
BEGE-105

Indira Gandhi National Open University h{aida* Garhi,l{ew Delhi -- 110 058

You should rvrite in your own handwriting. You are not required to reproduce chunks of information from the course material but to use the skills of critical appreciation that you rnay have acquired during the course of study.105/2012 Dear Students. which will be a 'futor Marked Assignment (TMA) and will carry 100 marks. Full Address and Date on the top right corner ofthe first page ofyour response sheet(s). Name. Airns: This assignment is concemed mainly with assessing your application and your understanding of the course rnaterial. Write the relevant question number with each answer. 2012 session) and 30th Septernber. . The top of the first page of your response sheet should look like this: ENROLMENT NO: NAME: ADDRESS COURSE TITLE : : ASSIGNMENT NO: STUDY CENTRE : DATE: 4. 2. It will be based on blocks Ito7. \l. This assignment airns to teach as well as to assess your performance. Read the detailed instructions about the assignments given in the Programme Guide for Elective Courses. trns*ructions: Before attempting the questions please read the following instructions carefully. You will have one assignment for the Elective Course in English (BEGE.!05).. Write your Enrolment Number.20l3 (For January./rite the Course Titie. Please read the instructions given in your Programme Guide. 5.105) IINDERSTANDING PROSE Programme: BDP Course Code: BEGE . 5. 1. 7. 20tr3 session). . Submission: The completed assignment should be sent to the Coordinator of the Study Centre ailotted to you by 31't March 2013{For July. 3. Assignment Number and the Name of'the Sfudy Centre you are attached to in the centre ofthe first page ofyour response sheet(s). Use only foolscap size paper for your response and tag all the pages carefully.Elective Course in English (BEGE .

is logical and coherent. GUIDELINES FOR TMAS You will find it usefilto keep the following points in mind: 1. In the course of your answer. Planning: Read the questions carefully. has clear connections befween sentences and paragraphs. does not exceed the number of words indicated in your question. style and presentation. give adequate attention to your introduction and conclusion. Do not reproduce passages from the units. Good luok w.are that you need to submit your assignments hef'ore you can appear for the Term End Exams. And please write the answers in your own words. 2. just in case the one you submitted is lost in transit.Now read the following guidelines carefully before answering the questions. you can write down the final version for submission. The conclusion must summarise your rcsponse to the question.ith your work! . writing each answer neatly and underlining the points you wish to ernphasise. The introduction must offer your brief interpretation of the question and how you propose to develop it. is written corectly giving adequate consideration to your expression. Make some points regarding each question and then rearrange these in a logical order. Organisation: Be a little more selective and analytic before drawing up a rough outline of your answer. In an essay-type question. Please remember to keep a copy of your completed assignment. you may like to make references ro other texts or critics as this will add some depth to your analysis. You may be aw. Go through the units on which they are based. Make sure that your answer: a) b) c) d) 3. Presentation: Once you are satisfied with your answers.

A closer look toid him wtriy the group oi men had taken to their heels. their target being the extension of the healthy human lifespan to 1i0 years or even more. then cur\ies west anei plateau. He called after them but to no avaii. Named f. it meets the White Nile at Khartoum. Social gerontologists work to make people's old age as comfortable and pleasant as possihle.or the colour of their respective waters. Frorn here on it tears and boils aiong too iast for any l. the river thunders over a voicanic shelf.Elective Course in English LTNDER. the man re-entered the hut and sarv in ufier disbelief two feet sticking out from under the bed. Although rhe various symptoms of ageing appear separately in tenns of the biologicat. expository or descriptive) present in each of the following passages. He could hear the voices again. the great river lies hidden in a gorge that grows to one and a half kilometers deep and 24 kiiometers from rim to rirn. at Tis Isaat Falls. A group of around fifteen viliagers stood outside iooking terrified and sFrell-shocked at his sudden appearance. Comment on the dorninant variety of prose (narrative. After only 40 kilometers. He had slept for seven hours in this strange looking hut where he had taken refuge at midnight from the fury of the snow-storrn. However. the man rushed to open the door.ese various cornponents.oat to sail upon the surface.STANDING PROSE (BEGE Based on Blocks l-7 * 105) Maxirnum Marks: 100 Prngramme: BDP Answer All Ouestions 1. psychologicai and soeiotrogical. aii of these endeavours are less than fully effective if they are not carried out in conjunction with each other. the man sat up in his bed" Bleary-eyed he looked at his watch. if lve are to find sotrutions to the many . Quickly wearing his coat. b) The Blue Nile. In no time at all. the Blue Nile meanders across the Sudanese plains. After exiting the gorge. Write a brief critical appreciation of each passage in about 250 words each: a) Waking to a murmer of voices that seemed to be coming from a distance.gicai. the water leaving Lake Tana wili drop 1800 rneters on its journey tc the sea. i-{e had been sleeping all night in the company of a dead body lying right there under his bed. For the next 400 kiiometers. approach them c) The problems of ageing can be properly understood only if we psychological and social well-being of the individual. itom a muitipliciry of angles . Therefore. Farther on.biolc. Psychologists attempt to alleviate the wide variety of depressive illnesses that commonly afflict the elderly. tkrere is generally an interaction among th. It was seven in the morning. mixing in sio"'rr spiralling swirls. deep trench the Ethiopian a eventually turns northwords as the river spills out onto the hot plains of the Sudan" Deceptively peaceful at its origin. Confused at the srrange behaviour of the villagers. they had turned on their heels and were running down the hill. carves a semi-circular gorge in that first heads south. or Abay Wenz as it is known locally. a sight Arab poets have called the longest kiss in history. these two great rivers flow side by side for many kilometers. louder this time. Biologists and physicians work to counter or even eliminate the degenerative diseases.

(10) Comment on The Binding Vine as a stream of consciousness novel. (10x2:20) ." (10) 7. Comment upon Nehru's distinctive style of letter writing with reference to his letter "The Quest of Man. (10) 4. Write short notes on the following: i) ii) Rise and development of the short story.problems of ageing." (10) 6. 3. Discuss the significance of the title of Anton Chekhov's story "Misery". Aspects of a novel. (10x3:30) 2. we need the cooperation of scientists from a number of different disciplines. What devices does Charles Lamb use to produce humour in his essay Upon Roast Pig'? 'A Dissertation (10) 5. Explain in detail the features of Dina Mehta's prose style as seen in the short story "The Other'Woman.