1. Aristotle's theory of Tragedy is valid for his time only. Discuss.
2. How does the poet compare with the philosopher and the historian? (Sidney)
3. What is the value of originality in the poet's work? Answer with reference to your reading of T.S. Eliot's essay Tradition and Individual Talent.
4. What do you understand by secularization of tragedy? Explain with reference to the shift in emphasis in Tragedy from Classical to Modern times. (Williams)
5. Though organizes itself in terms of the categories of the symbolic order. Discuss. (Belsey)
6. Draw closely on T.S. Eliot's Tradition and Individual Talent and Sydney's An Apology for Poetry and explain the qualities of a good poet.
7. Critically evaluate any ONE of the following:
(i) For thou hast sought
The truth in solitude, and thou art one
The most intense of Nature's worshipers,
In many things my brother, chiefly here
In this my deep devotion. Fare thee well:
Health and the quiet of a healthful mind:
Attend thee, seeking oft the haunts of men ---
But yet more often living with thyself,
And for thyself --- so haply shall thy days
Be many, and a blessing to mankind.
Rather the sound of the land itself,
A night-jar on a rusty string
Or a train whistle going far
In the night, the steam off.
Strange that there's only a road
By the woodland house,
And the infrequent packed car
Intrudes in here not
By a horn but headlights.
A crescent moon hangs over the drapes
Of light music --- from my side of the bed
As my hands exchange the silken sheet
For you, I know what it is to be distracted.