ARA1B 1 MILTON AND THE NEO-CLASSICAL AGEUnit I Prose1. Addison – Character of Will Wimble2. Steele – Roger’s Account of his Disappointment in Love3. Goldsmith – Man in Black4. Goldsmith – Beau Tibbs
Unit II Poetry1. Milton — Paradise Lost -– Book IXThe Temptation of Eve ( Lines 411 – 835)Unit III Poetry1 Andrew Marvel – To His Coy mistress2. 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 Drama1. William Congreve – The Way of the World
Unit V Fiction1. John Bunyan – Pilgrim’s Progress ( first part only)ARA4B History of English Language
Unit IProto Indo European – Eastern and Western Group of PIE – The descent of English from PIE
– Common features of PIE languagesEnglish as a Germanic language – Common features – Great consonant shift, Verbal
structure, Teutonic stressImportant landmarks in the evolution of English – The reasons for the erection of the
landmarksUnit IIOld English – Anglo Saxon invasion, Viking invasion, , Wessex Dialect , Vocabulary ,
Spelling and Pronunciation, Inflection, Word Order, Gender, I Mutation and Vowel
GradationMiddle English – Norman Invasion and the evolution of English, East Midland dialect,
Vocabulary, Inflection, Word Order, Spelling changes, Pronunciation, GenderModern English – The evolution of Modern English, Heterogeneous Vocabulary,
Simplified Inflectional system, Rigid Word Order, Periphrasis, Intonation,, Spelling and
Pronunciation, GenderUnit IIIForeign Influences – Latin and Greek, French, ScandinavianUnit IVWord Makers – Spenser, The translators of the Bible, Shakespeare, MiltonUnit VThe growth of dictionaries
Standard English , Received Pronunciation,…