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Questions for MA English (Part 2)

Paper 1 - Poetry
Section A
1. S.T. Coleridge i. ii. iii. iv. v. Coleridge as a poet of supernatural Coleridge as a romantic poet Moral of The Ancient Mariner Critical appreciation of three poems in the course Coleridge as a poet of nature & beauty

2. John Keats a. Questions on Keats Odes i.Keats odes (A general question on odes, i.e., development of thought, unity in Keats odes) ii.Critical appreciation of odes iii.Keats as an escapist iv.Keats as a Romantic Poet (poet of beauty, of nature) v.Sensuousness in Keats poetry vi.Keats negative capability vii.Keats Hellenism viii.Keats as pure poet b. Questions on Hyperion i. Autobiographical element in Hyperion ii. Theme of evolution iii. Symbolism in Hyperion iv. Hyperion as an Epic poem 2. William Blake i. ii. iii. Critical Appreciation of poems Blake as a romantic poet (Blakes mysticism) Comparison & Contrast of the poems of The Song of Innocence & The Song of Experience

Section B
1. Philip Larkin i. Important features of Larkins poetry

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M.A SAQIB JANJUA (M.A ENGLISH & B.ED )0333-5697103 ii. iii. iv. v. vi. Larkin as a movement poet Larkin as a poet of realism Larkins attitude towards moderns Critical appreciation of poems Themes of Larkins poetry

2. Seamus Heaney i. ii. iii. iv. Critical appreciation of poems Themes Symbolism in Heaneys poetry Heaney as a poet of exile

3. Ted Hughes i. ii. iii. Animal imagery in his poems Themes Critical appreciation of poems

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Paper 2 Drama
1. Henrik Ibsen Hedda Gabler i. ii. iii. Hedda Gabler as a tragic play Psychological problems of Hedda Gabler / Character sketch of Hedda Gabler Hedda Gabler as a tragic play

2. Beckett Waiting for Godot i. ii. iii. iv. v. vi. vii. viii. Waiting for Godot a play about absurd Human relationships in the play Waiting for Godot as an existentialist play Different themes in the play Use of Language / Role of Language Waiting for Godot as a tragi-comedy Who is Godot? Structure of the play

3. Anton Chekov The Cherry Orchard i. ii. iii. iv. v. Symbolism in The Cherry Orchard Theme of change The Cherry Orchard a comedy or a tragedy? Compare characters of Lopakhin and Trophimov The Cherry Orchard as a social or political play

4. Edward Bond The Sea i. ii. iii. iv. Symbolism in The Sea Theme of individual and society Character sketches of main characters (Mrs. Rafi, Mr. Hatch) The Sea as a tragic-comedy

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Paper 3 Novel
1. Joseph Conrad Heart of Darkness i. ii. iii. iv. v. vi. vii. Symbolism in Heart of Darkness Character sketch of Mr. Kurtz Character sketch of Marlow Marlow as detective of Human soul Conrads treatment of women Conrads style and technique Themes (imperialism, evil)

2. Achebe Things Fall Apart i. ii. iii. iv. v. vi. Significance of the Title / Theme / Impact of British arrival on Igbo Culture Okonkwo as tragic hero Things Fall Apart as a tragedy Achebes style Achebes treatment of women Comparison between Heart of Darkness and Things Fall Apart

3. Ahmad Ali Twilight in Delhi i. ii. iii. iv. v. vi. vii. Significance of the title Twilight in Delhi Impact of British imperialism on Muslim Culture of Delhi Characterstudy of Mir Nehal, Asghar Plight of Women Themes (marriage, imperialism etc.) Ahmad Ali as a novelist Symbolism in novel

4. James Joyce Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man i. ii. iii. James Joyces style & technique (stream of consciousness, myth, irony, pun, poetic diction etc.) Character sketch of Stephen Dedalus James Joyces aesthetic theory of art

5. Virginia Woolf To the Light House i. ii. iii. iv. v. vi. How has Virginia Woolf used stream of consciousness technique? Symbolism in To the Light House Compare & contrast the characters of Mr. & Mrs. Ramsay Virginia Woolf as a feminist writer Character study of Lime Brisko & symbolic importance of her paintings Themes of To the Light House

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Paper 4 Literary Criticism

1. Aristotle Poetics i. ii. iii. iv. v. vi. vii. Aristotles theory of imitation Catharsis Tragedy Plot-Character relationship Difference between epic & tragedy Ideal Tragic hero The tragic Plot

2. Philip Sidney An Apology for Poetry i. ii. iii. iv. v. Sidneys arguments in favour of poetry Answers to the objections against poetry Sidneys theory of poetry Contribution of Sidney as a critic Sidney as a renaissance epitome

3. T.S. Eliot The Critic (Tradition & Individual Talent) i. ii. iii. Eliots concept of tradition Theory of impersonality in poetry T.S. Eliot as a critic

4. Raymond Williams Modern Tragedy i. a. b. c. ii. iii. Summaries of 3 essays: Tradition & Tragedy Tragedy & contemporary ideas Rejection of tragedy Raymond William as a critic Raymond Williams concept of tragedy

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