Literary Criticism

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Amity Solved Assignments

Literary Criticism

ASSIGNMENT A

  1. Who were the main collaborators in the Preface to Lyricall Ballads and when was it published?
  2. What is the subject of thought in his Preface to the Lyricall Ballads?
  3. Why did Wordsworth write his Preface to the Lyricall Ballads?
  4. What was the principal object of Wordsworth in these poems?
  5. What is “the only way to imitate without loss of originality”? Why?
  6. According to Coleridge, what is the “primary imagination”?
  7. What Coleridge calls, in Chapter 13, the “secondary imagination” is the creative imagination of the artist.
  8. What characterizes all objects as objects, and how does the secondary imagination differ.

ASSIGNMENT B

  1. In what ways does “The Function of Criticism at the Present Time” by Matthew Arnold represent?
  2. What is the primary similarity or difference between Emerson and Arnold?
  3. Can you compare Pope’s An Essay on Criticism” to Matthew Arnold’s The Function of Criticism?

ASSIGNMENT C

Q1: Which is not something Aristotle says he will address in the Poetics?
the revision process for poetry
the method in which a poem is divided into parts
the different kinds of poetry
the structure necessary for a good poem
Q2: What does Aristotle mean by imitation?
mimicry of sound
representation of life
mimicry of language
representation of death
Q3: Which is not included in the definition of poetry?
essay
tragedy
comedy
music
Q4:Which is not included in poetry’s imitation?
instinct
rhythm
language
harmony
Q5:What does ‘dramitas’ mean?
drama of music
drama of language
drama of action
drama of dancing
Q6:Tragedy presents men…
worse than they are
as they are
as they ought to be
better than they are
Q7:Comedy presents men…
as they ought to be
worse than they are
as they are
better than they are
Q8: Epic presents men…
better than they are
as they ought to be
worse than they are
as they are
Q9:According to Aristotle, Homer tends to present men…
better than they are
as they ought to be
worse than they are
as they are
Q10:What is one of the reasons poetry emerged?
the instinct for dance
man’s instinct for imitation
the necessity for public entertainment
the rise of court music
Q11:Who is the first critic of Wordsworth’s poetry?
Coleridge
Arnold
Wordsworth’s
Aristotle
Q12:A ——— is affected more than others by imagining things not immediately present to his perceptions.
Investigator
Reader
Writer
Poet
Q13:How many general reasons were required guiding the composition of the lyrical ballads?
Five
Four
Three
Six
Q14:The Preface to the Lyrical Ballads is an essay, composed by William Wordsworth, was published in January———-?
1801
1802
1803
1804
Q15:William Wordsworth was an English romantic poet.
True
False

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Q16:A poet is affected more than others by imagining things not immediately present to his perceptions.
True
False

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Q17:The preface to Lyrical Ballads was written to explain the ——–of poetry guiding Wordsworth’s composition of the poems.
Theory
Research
Practical
None of These
Q18:The ———reason guiding his poems are Wordsworth’s goal of emphasizing the purpose of poetry as art.
Fourth
Third
First
Second
Q19:Which is a generalization or abstraction from experience or the result of a transformation of existing ideas?
A concept
Data Analysis
Online Research
None of These
Q20:Which poetic diction was mainly derived from the classical poets such as Virgil, Spenser, and Milton?
Classical
The old-classical
The classical
The neo-classical
Q21:According to Coleridge, imagination has two forms:
Primary
Secondary
Primary and Secondary
None of these
Q22:Fancy is not a creative ——–at all.
Type
Form
Power
Authority
Q23:————imagination is merely the power of receiving inspiration of the external world through the senses.
Four
Three
Five
Primary
Q24:This secondary imagination is at the ——–of all poetic activity.
Root
Stem
Leaf
Fruit
Q25:——– calls secondary imagination a magical power.
Prem Chand
William
Steward
Coleridge
Q26:The BiographiaLiteraria was ——of Coleridge’s main critical studies.
Four
Three
One
Two
Q27:The Fancy is indeed no other than a mode of Memory emancipated from the order of ——– and space.
Time
Space
Concept
Market
Q28:What he discussed in BiographiaLiteraria.
Elements of writing
Elements of reading
None of these
All of the above
Q29:Who explained this property of the “Imagination” as “ESEMPLASTIC.
Evans
Coleridge
Wordsworth
Arnold
Q30:The creative act called the ——–soul of man into activity.
Whole
Half
One third
Two third
Q31:Who tells about three kinds of estimates?
Arnold
Prem Chand
Chauncer
Dryen
Q32:How many estimates are related to poetry and its reading?
Four
Three
Five
Two
Q33:Which is fallacious estimate that deals with the poets of past?
Historic Estimate
Personal Estimate
Real Estimate
None of These
Q34:Which is also fallacious estimate that deals with the contemporary (modern) poets?
Personal Estimate
Historic Estimate
Real Estimate
None of These
Q35:Which is the only TRUE ESTIMATE which is not affected by any kind of estimate?
Personal Estimate
Historic Estimate
Real Estimate
None of These
Q36:Everything depends on the reality of a poet’s Classic character.
True
False
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Q37:———– age is regarded as superior to that of the others for ‘sweetness of poetry’.
Elizabethan Age
Puritan Age
The age of Dryden
Age of prose
Q38:Dryden and Pope are not the famous poets of the age of Dryden.
False
True
,
,
Q39:Arnold applies Touchstone Method on various poets and finds out that poets like Shakespeare, Milton and Gray are—————.
Non Classic poets
Classic poets
Both of these
None of these
Q40:According to———–, Chaucer is genuine source of joy and strength.
Milton
Dryden
Chaucer
Arnold