Literary Criticism, MA English Sargodha University Past Papers 2017

Sergoda University MA English Paper-IX Literary Criticism Past Papers 2017

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Literary Criticism UOS Past Papers 2017

M.A. English Part – II

Paper-IV (Criticism)               1st A. Exam.2017

Time: 3 Hours                                         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 man is suitable for imitation in Aristotelian Tragedy?
  2. What is the importance of Plot in structuring tragedy?
  3. Define the term “Anagnorisis” given in poetics.
  4. What does Sidney say about Epic Poetry?
  5. According to Sidney what is the utility of comedy other than providing mere delight?
  6. How does Sidney condemn the tragic comedy?
  7. Why does T.S. Eliot reject the theory of “Spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings” by Wordsworth?
  8. How does Belsey see the function of reader in literary text?
  9. What is the relationship between language and thought according to Belsey in her book critical practice?
  10. Define the term “Catharsis”.

Subjective Part

Q.2:     What is Aristotle’s concept of ideal tragic hero? How far it is applicable to the modern tragic heroes?

Q.3:     How does Aristotle discuss Hamartia or Tragic Flow in his book poetics?

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

Q.5:     Discuss T.S. Eliot’s theory of tradition and individual talent.

Q.6:     How does Catherin Belsey discuss the authority of common sense and critical theory?

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

1.Beneath the lamp the lady bowed

And slowly rolled her eyes around

Then drawing in her breath aloud,

Like one that shuddered, she unbound

The cincture from beneath her breast

Her silken robe, and inner vest

Drop to her feet, and full in view

Behold! Her bosom and half her side

A sight to dream of, not to tell.

2.. Oh life me from the grass!

I die! I faint! I fail!

Let thy love in kisses rain

On my lips and eyelids pale

My cheek is cold and white, alas!

My heart beats loud and fast;

Oh! Press it to thine own again,

Where it will break at last.​