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Calicut University 2009 B.A English Main ��� IV, Literary Criticism - Question Paper

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I. Write an essay of about 300 words on any 1 of the subsequent :
1) elaborate the great impulses and subject matters of literature ?
2) elaborate the chief functions of criticism ? (1×20=20 Marks)

II. Write an essay of about 300 words on any 1 of the subsequent :
1) How does Aristotle highlight the lofty nature of tragedy in Poetics ?
2) Trace the various phases in Matthew Arnold's critical career. (1×20=20 Marks)

III. Write notes of about 80 words on any 8 of the subsequent :
1) Lyric
2) Pastoral elegy
3) Terza rima
4) Mock epic
5) Tragi-comedy
6) Dramatic irony
7) Synecdoche
8) Blank verse
9) Petrarchan sonnet
10) Ode
11) One-act play
12) Iambic pentameter. (8×5=40 Marks)

IV. a) Attempt a criticism of the subsequent poem, giving importance to the theme,
structure, diction, and rhythm.
The whiskey on your breath
Could make a small boy dizzy;
But I hung on like death;
Such waltzing was not easy.
We romped until the pans
Slid from the Kitchen shelf;
My mother's countenance
Could not unfrown itself.
The hand that held my wrist
Was battered on 1 knuckle;
At every step you missed
My right ear scraped a buckle.
You beat time on my head
With a palm caked hard by dirt,
Then waltzed me off to bed
Still clinging to your shirt.
b) Attempt a criticism of the subsequent passage, giving importance to the theme,
style and syntactic features.
The happy man will have in childhood parents who are fond of him. He will be
more likely to get affection from his parents than he is at present, because their
affections will be freer and their anxieties will be less, and because they will
regard parenthood as a partnership in the bringing up of children, not as a sexual
prison. In childhood, his environment will be such that it is much less often
necessary to say 'don't' than it is at current. He should spend most of the
daytime hours in large playrooms with other children, or out of doors if the
weather is suitable. During these hours he should not be surrounded by valuable
but fragile objects which he must not touch. The walls should not be so exquisitely
coloured that on no account must dirty finger marks appear upon them. The
playroom should be sufficiently remote from other people for it to be necessary
to tell children not to make a noise. every thing must be on 1 level so that there
are no steps upon which they can hurt themselves. (2×10=20 Marks)


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