Literary Criticism, MA English Sargodha University Past Papers 2016

Sergoda University MA English Paper-IX Literary Criticism Past Papers 2016

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Literary Criticism UOS Past Papers 2016

 M.A. English Part – II

Paper-IV (Criticism)               1st A. Exam.2016

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. According to Aristotle what aspects of life are represented by comedy?
  2. What are the six elements that make up tragedy?
  3. What is the main difference between Epic and Tragedy?
  4. S. Eliot used the term “objective co-relative” what does it mean?
  5. What is T.S Eliot’s opinion about wordsworth’s theory of poetry?
  6. Why does Sidney prefer poetry to philosophy?
  7. How does Sidney define comedy?
  8. What is the function of tragedy according to Sidney?
  9. What is Belsey’s views about classical realism?
  10. What is relationship between language and thought explained by Belsey?

Subjective Part

Q.2:     What is Aristotle’s concept of “Ideal Tragic Hero”? Discuss in detail.

Q.3:     What are the views of Aristotle on comedy and how does he differentiate in with Epic poetry?

Q.4:     What were the various objection raised by the contemporary philistines against poetry? How does Sidney answer them?

Q.5:     Discuss T.S Eliot’s theory of Impersonality of Poetry”.

Q.6:     How does Catherine Belsey explain the common sense view of literature?

Q.7:     Critically evaluate any one of the following excepts of poetry.

a.    To think of time— of all that retrospection,

Have you guess’d you yourself would not continue?

Have you dreaded these earth beetles?

Have you feared the future would be nothing to you?

Is today nothing? Is the beginningless past nothing?

To think that the Sun rose in the East—- that men and women were flexible, real, alive–That everything was alive

To think that you and I did not see, feel think, nor bear our part,

To think that we are now here and bear out part.

b.   I hear, it was charged against me that I sought to destroy institution.

But really I am neither for nor against institutions,

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

One I will establish in the Mannahatta and in every city of these states inland and sea-board,

And in the field and woods, and above ever keel little or large that dents the water,

The institution of the dear love of Comrades.