Friday, 5 December 2014


7. YEAR 2009 (Supplementary)
Attempt FOUR questions. All questions carry equal marks.
1. What do you understand by action? What is the relative proportion allocated to it in Aristotle's theory of tragedy? (Aristotle: Poetics)
2. In what ways does Brecht reject tragedy? (Raymond Williams: Modern Tragedy)
3. What impact does the hierarchy of discourses in a classic realist text have on the reader? (Catherine Belsey: Critical Practice)
4. 'Art never improves'. How does this consciousness help the poet recognize his place in the literary tradition? (T.S. Eliot: Tradition and Individual Talent)
5. '.....of all sciences is our poet the monarch'. How does Sydney defend this claim? (Philip Sydney: An Apology for Poetry)
6. How does the death of the hero contribute to the world of tragedy? Give your answer with reference to Hegel and Nietzsche. (Raymond Williams: Modern Tragedy)
7. Critically evaluate any ONE of the following extracts:
(i) All these things entered you
As if they were both the door and what came through it.
They marked the spot, marked time and held it open.
A mower parted the bronze sea of water.
Two men with a cross-cut kept it swimming
Into a felled beech backwards and forwards
So they seemed to row the steady earth.
(ii) Let the world I knew become the space
Between the words that I had by heart
And all the other speech that always was
Becoming the language of the country that
I came to in nineteen-fifty-one:
Barley-gelled, a freckled six-year-old,
Overdressed and sick on the plane
When all of England to an Irish child
Was nothing more than what you'd lost and how:
Was the teacher in the London convert who
When I produced "I amn't" in the classroom
Turned and said- "you're not in Ireland now".  

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