M.A. English Sem. III: Sample Question Paper of Paper- I (Critical Theory)- Higher Education M.P.

English Literature (Paper I)- Critical Theory

Section- A (Objective Type Questions)
Note: Attempt all questions. Each question carries 2 marks.
Q1. Choose the correct option:
(i) Who said, 'Plot is the soul of tragedy'?
(a) Homer
(b ) Aristotle
(c) Longinus
(d) Dryden
(ii) Sources of sublimity are:
(a) Two
(b) Three
(c) Four
(d) Five
(iii) Who said, “Poetry is spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings’’?
(a) Longinus
(b) Arnold
(c) Wordsworth
(d) Coleridge
(iv) The concept of fancy and imagination was propounded by:
(a) Coleridge
(b) Wordsworth
(c) Sydney
(d) Dr. Johnson
(v) Touchstone method is associated with:
(a) Eliot
(b) Matthew Arnold
(c) Coleridge
(d) Dr. Johnson
Section- B (Short Answer Type Questions)
Note:- Attempt any five questions. Each question carries 07 marks.
Q2. Write a brief note on rasa theory.
Q3. Discuss theory of imitation.
Q4. Define sublimity with its sources.
Q5. Write a note on French and English drama.
Q6. Discuss Wordsworth’s concept of simple language in poetry.
Q7. Discuss Coleridge's views on imagination and fancy.
Q8. Discuss Matthew Arnold’s views on poetry.
Q9. Bring out T.S.Eliot’s concept of objective correlative.
Section- C (Long Answer Type Questions)
Note: Attempt any two questions. Each question carries 20 marks.
Q10. Discuss Aristotle as a critic.
Q11. Discuss Longinus as a first romantic critic.
Q12. Discuss Wordsworth’s theory of poetry.
Q13. Evaluate Coleridge as a critic.
Q14. Discuss T.S.Eliot’s as a critic.


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