Literary Criticism, MA English Sargodha University Past Papers 2015

Sergoda University MA English Paper-IX Literary Criticism Past Papers 2015

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Literary Criticism UOS Past Papers 2015

M.A. English Part – II

Paper-IV (Criticism)               1st A. Exam.2015

Time: 3 Hours         (New Course)        Marks:100

Note: Objective part is compulsory. Attempt any four questions from subjective part.

Objective Part

Q.1: Write short answers of the following in two lines each on the answer book.                       (2*10)

  1. What type of plot does Aristotle prefer to capture the attention of the audience?
  2. Define the terms “Perripetcia” and “Anagnorisis” given in poetics.
  3. How much importance does Aristotle give ‘spectacle’, the element of tragedy?
  4. What is Sidney’s opinion about the heroic or Epic poetry?
  5. Sidney says “Comedy is not merely to provide according to Aristotle?
  6. What do you mean by the phrase “objective correlative” used by T.S Eliot?
  7. Why does Eliot regard as a bad influence on classical poetry?
  8. Does T.S. Eliot accept Wordsworth’s theory of poetry is “Spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings”?
  9. What is Belsey’s view about classical realism?

Subjective Part

Q.2:     What is the main difference between poetry and history? What does Aristotle apparently mean by the term “universal”?

Q.3:     What is Aristotle’s concept of ideal tragic hero? How far it is applicable to the modern tragic heroes?

Q.4:     Discuss the detail Sidney’s views on three unities and compare his view with those of Dryden and Johnson.

Q.5:     Discuss Eliot’s concept of ‘Tradition’. What is its role in poetic creation?

Q.6:     Describe in your own words the modern critical methods in the light of Belsey’s critical practice.

Q.7:     Critically evaluate any one of the following excerpts.

a.   I’m going out to clean the pasture spring;

I’ll only stop to rake the leaves away.

(And wait to watch the water clear, I may”.)

I shan’t be gone long –you come too.

I’m going out to fetch the little calf.

That’s standing by the mother. It’s so young

It totters when she licks it with her tongue,

I shan’t be going long – you come too.

b.   hear it was charged against me

That I sought to destroy institutions

But really I am neither for nor against institutions,

(What indeed have I am common with them? Or what with the destruction of them?)

Only will establish in the Mannahatta and

in every city of these states in land and sea board,

And in the fields and woods; and above every keel

Little or large that dents the water,

Without edifices or rules or trustees or any arguments,

The institution of the dear love of comrades