Suggestion of Literary Criticism

3rd Year Final Exam 2021, will be held this year-2022

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@ জুমে লাইভ ক্লাস হয়।
@ ক্লাস রেকর্ড করে গ্রুপে শেয়ার করা হয়।
@ ভর্তি হলে আগের সব ক্লাস গ্রুপেই পাবে।
@ সপ্তাহে ৩ দিন ১ ঘণ্টা করে পড়ান হয়।
@ পেইড জুম সফটওয়্যার, তাই নিরবচ্ছিন ১ ঘণ্টা ক্লাস হয়
@ আইপিএস আছে, সো, বিদ্যুৎ যাওয়ার বা রেকর্ড ক্লাস হারিয়ে যাওয়ার ভয় নেই।

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Part – C

Poetics (2 questions expected to be common)

  1. Discuss Aristotle’s concept of tragedy.
  2. Discuss Aristotle’s concept of Imitation
  3. Discuss Aristotle’s views on Three Unities/ plot.
  4. Discuss Aristotle’s views on the ideal tragic hero/features of a tragic hero.

An Apology for Poetry

  1. Discuss the qualities and functions of the poet as stated by Sidney.
  2. How does Sydney defend poetry from the allegations brought by Gosson/puritans?

Preface to Shakespeare (2 questions expected to be common)

  1. How does Johnson defend Shakespeare’s mixing of comic and tragic elements?
  2. Discuss Johnson as a modified Neo-classical critic
  3. How does Johnson glorify Shakespeare as a poet of Nature?
  4. Comment on Johnson’s evaluation of Shakespeare’s tragedy.

Preface to Lyrical Ballads

  1. Comment on Wordsworth’s assertion of the language/diction of poetry
  2. Wordsworth is a poet of common man-discuss.
  3. Discuss Lyrical Ballads as a manifesto of the romantic age.

Biographia Literaria

  1. Elucidate Coleridge’s theory of poetry.
  2. Discuss Coleridge’s major objections to Wordsworth’s poetry.

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Part-B

  1. Describe the elements of tragedy.
  2. Compare and contrast epic and tragedy.
  3. What does Sidney say about the condition of English drama in his time?
  4. Why poetry is superior to history?
  5. What are the four objections raised against poetry in “An Apology for Poetry”?
  6. Why did Sidney write “An Apology for Poetry”?
  7. How does Dr.Johnson differentiate between Shakespeare’s tragedies and comedies?
  8. What does Johnson say about Shakespeare’s violation of the unities?
  9. Write a short note on Neo-classicism.
  10. What was the aim of Wordsworth in writing Preface to the Lyrical Ballads/Why did Wordsworth write Preface to Lyrical Ballads?
  11. According to Wordsworth, what is the connection between poetry and feelings?
  12. Why did Wordsworth choose the incident and situation from the common man’s life as the subject matter of his poetry?
  13. How does Wordsworth justify meter in poetry?
  14. What is the role of meter or rhyme in the composition of poetry?
  15. Describe Coleridge’s views on Fancy and Imagination.
  16. What is Coleridge’s objection to Wordsworth’s selection of characters in his poems?

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Short Notes

  • Hamartia
  • Catharsis
  • Poetic Diction
  • Lyrical Ballads
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Part-C

  1. How does Aristotle glorify tragedy over epic poetry?
  2. Discuss Aristotle’s concept of Imitation
  3. Discuss Aristotle’s concept of Three Unities.
  4. Discuss the qualities and functions of the poet as stated by Sidney
  5. How Sidney gives superiority to Poetry over history?
  6. Discuss Sidney’s objection to the contemporary English Drama
  7. How Johnson defends Shakespeare’s mixing of comic and tragic elements?
  8. Discuss Johnson as a modified Neo-classical critic
  9. How does Johnson glorify Shakespeare as a poet of Nature?
  10. Discuss Wordsworth’s preface to lyrical ballads as a manifesto/landmark of the romantic age
  11. Comment on Wordsworth’s assertion of the language of poetry
  12. Wordsworth is a poet of common people-discuss.
  13. Elucidate Coleridge’s theory of poetry.
  14. Discuss critically Coleridge’s concept of Fancy and Imagination.

Part-B

  1. Describe the elements of tragedy.
  2. What does Aristotle say about dramatic unities?
  3. What are the characteristics of an ideal tragic hero?
  4. What does Sidney say about the condition of English drama in his time?
  5. What are the four objections raised against poetry in “An Apology for Poetry”?
  6. Why did Sidney write “An Apology for Poetry”?
  7. Why is Shakespeare called “the poet of nature” by Johnson?
  8. How does Dr.Johnson differentiate between Shakespeare’s tragedies and comedies?
  9. What are the reasons of Shakespeare’s universal popularity?
  10. What does Johnson say about Shakespeare’s violation of the unities?
  11. Write a short note on Neo-classicism.
  12. What was the aim of Wordsworth in writing Preface to the Lyrical Ballads/Why Wordsworth write Preface to Lyrical Ballads?
  13. According to Wordsworth, what is the connection between poetry and feelings?
  14. Why did Wordsworth choose the incident and situation from the common man’s life as the subject matter of his poetry?
  15. How does Wordsworth justify meter in poetry?
  16. What is the role of meter or rhyme in the composition of poetry?
  17. Describe Coleridge’s views on Fancy and Imagination.
  18. What is Coleridge’s objection to Wordsworth’s selection of characters in his poems?

Short Notes

  • Hamartia
  • Poetic Diction
  • Lyrical Ballads

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