Literary Criticism – 04 (Practice Questions & detailed answer)

Q16- Light verse (‘applied to poems that use an ordinary speaking voice and a relaxed manner’) would ------------------. 1) develop its subjects out of concepts that are petty or essentially inconsequential but have great applications for social satire 2) evolve as a large subclass to ‘verse de societe’ originally dealing with relationships, concerns and doings … Continue reading Literary Criticism – 04 (Practice Questions & detailed answer)

Sir Gawain and Green Knight – (Poem Summary & MCQs)

It is a verse-romance of 2,530 lines, derived from Celtic legends. Major Characters : Gawain - Bravest of King Arthur's knights Green Knight - creature appears at King Arthur's Christmas feast Bertilak of Hautdesert - Gawain's host at castle Lady of Hautdesert - Lady of the castle / Wife of Bertilak The guide - Bertilak's … Continue reading Sir Gawain and Green Knight – (Poem Summary & MCQs)

Literary Criticism – 03 (Practice Questions & detailed answer)

Q11. The form of Japanese theater, kabuki, -------------------. 1) enjoys, lavishly designed sets, costumes, and makeup all contributing to its popularity 2) was first developed in medieval Japan, and introduced and taken up in Europe (first in France) early in the 16th century 3) is, like its sister form, the Noh theater, a highly abstract … Continue reading Literary Criticism – 03 (Practice Questions & detailed answer)

Anglo Saxon Period – Beowulf (Poem Summary & MCQs)

Beowulf is the oldest poem in the English language. It is the most important specimen of Anglo-Saxon literature, and also the oldest surviving epic in the English language. It consists of more than 3,000 lines. It had been passed from mouth to mouth for hundreds of years (unknown Author) before it was written down in … Continue reading Anglo Saxon Period – Beowulf (Poem Summary & MCQs)

Literary Criticism – 02 (Practice Questions & detailed answer)

Q6. The psychoanalytic critic Sigmund Freud (1859-1939) / his proponents best believed that -----------------. 1) the hidden meanings of a story can never be unlocked 2) a text is ‘a writer’s dreams undisguised’ 3) artistic creation plunges the artist deep into a state of neurosis 4) a literary text must be analyzed like a dream … Continue reading Literary Criticism – 02 (Practice Questions & detailed answer)

Literary Criticism – 01 (Practice Questions & detailed answer)

Q1- Which of the following is TRUE about Longinus (1st c. C.E.)? 1) Like Aristotle and Horace, he concentrates on single elements of a text. 2) We do not need to take account of the ‘intellect’ in our discussions of the sublime 3) He equally emphasizes author, reader and text in his discussion of the … Continue reading Literary Criticism – 01 (Practice Questions & detailed answer)