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Dibrugarh University Arts Question Papers:ENGLISH (Major) (Criticism - I) ' November-2013

Course: 502
(Criticism - I)
Full Marks: 80
Pass Marks: 32
Time: 3 hours
The figures in the margin indicate full marks for the questions

1. Answer the following questions: 1x8=8
  1. Where, in Europe, did the art of criticism have its beginnings?
  2. “Practical criticism concerns itself with the discussion of particular texts without taking recourse to context.”
State whether the above statement is True or False
  1. What, according to Aristotle, is the ‘soul of tragedy’?
  2. What does Aristotle mean by ‘anagnorisis’ or ‘discovery’?
  3. What Shakespeare’s first defect is as pointed out by Dr. Johnson?
  4. Which is the most ignoble vice of style of Longinus’s view?
  5. When was An Apology for Poetry published?
  6. A poet was known as ‘vates’ among the Romans. What does the quoted word mean?
2. (a) Write a note on Aristotle’s concept of poetic imitation as enunciated in The Poetics. 15
(b) Discuss critically Aristotle’s conception of catharsis.
3. (a) What are the five principal sources of the sublime according to Longinus? Analyze them briefly. 15
(b) Write a note on the importance of Longinus as a critic.
4. (a) Critically examine Sidney’s views about the antiquity of poetry. 15
(b) What are various objections raised by Puritans against poetry? How does Sidney answer them?

5. (a) Give an account of Dr. Johnson’s praise of Shakespeare’s art as a dramatist. 15
(b) Write a note on Dr. Johnson’s views about Shakespeare’s violation of the unities.
6. Answer any three of the following questions: 4x3=12
  1. What are the four essentials of successful characterization listed by Aristotle?
  2. How does Sidney established the superiority of the poet over the philosopher?
  3. Write a short note on Longinus’s concept of the sublime.
  4. What does Dr. Johnson say about Shakespeare’s style?


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