Literature-In-English Paper 3 May/June 2015

Question 10

    How does the poet present his experience as the blackman in Expelled”?


A good number of candidates attempted this question. However, many of them gave superficial answers.

Candidates were expected to discuss the following points:

  • The poet’s presentation of an image of a world before colonialism which brought great devastation.
  • Colonialism comes in and destroys the erstwhile peaceful co-existence.
  • After presenting a grim picture of life after colonialism, the poet enters into a state of personal lamentation.
  • The devastation brought in by colonialism is total and the poet’s own life becomes a veritable statement.

    Candidates’ performance was poor.