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Mianwali, Punjab, Pakistan
Qualifications M.A English, B.ED Teaching experience: School Level: 11 years ----College Level: 25 years

Friday, August 20, 2010

IMPORTANT QUESTIONS FOR M.A. ENGLISH PART II EXAMINATION

                                      by Prof Munawar Ali Malik

PAPER 1 (POETRY)
  1. S.T Coleridge
1.    Coleridge as a poet of supernatural
2.    Coleridge as a narrator/story teller
3.    Critical appreciation of the Rime of ANCIENT MARINER
  1. John Keats 
1.    Keats as a poet of beauty
2.    Keats: the pure poet
3.    Sensuousness of Keats
4.    Negative capability of Keats
5.    Critical appreciation of the ODE ON GRECIAN URN
6.    Critical appreciation of ODE TO THE NIGHTINGALE

  1. William Blake
1.    Blake as a romantic poet
2.    Blake’s mysticism
3.    Blake’s depiction of childhood

4.                Seamus Heaney

1.    Seamus Heaney as a modern poet
2.    Symbolism in Heaney’s poetry

   PAPER 2 (Drama)

  1. The Cherry Orchard  (Chekhov)
1.    As a Comedy
2.    As a Naturalist play
3.    Irony in the Cherry Orchard
4.    A play about the fall of feudalism

  1. Waiting for Godot  ( Beckett)
1.    As an absurd play or play without action
2.    Theme of Waiting for Godot
3.    Who is Godot?
4.    Importance of Pozzo—Lucky in the play
5.                                            
  1. The Sea  (Edward Bond)
1.    As a social Comedy
2.    As an absurd play
3.    Character of Willy
4.    Characterization

  1.   Heda Gabbler  (Ibsen)
1.    As a Feminist play
2.    As a modern tragedy
3.    Character of Hedda

                         PAPER III NOVEL

1.      Heart of Darkness  ( Joseph Conrad)
1.    Aptness of the title
2.    Theme of evil
3.    Criticism of Imperialism
4.    Character of Kurtz
5.    Role of Marlow
6.    Symbolism in Heart of Darkness

2.      Twilight in Delhi  (Ahmad Ali)
1.    Fall of Muslim culture in India
2.    Criticism of Imperialism
3.    Picture of Muslim Culture under British rule
4.    Female Characters in the novel
5.    Mir Nehal as a symbol of Muslim Culture

3.      Things Fall Apart  ( Achebe)
1.    Story of the fall of Igbo Culture.
2.    Criticism of Imperialism
3.    Character of Okonkwo
4.    Aptness of the title
   
4.      To The Light House  (Virginia Woolf)
1.    Stream of consciousness story
2.    End of the Novel
3.    Character of Mrs. Ramsay
4.    Symbolism in the Novel
          
                        PAPER  IV (Criticism)
1.      Aristotle  (The Poetics)
1.    Aristotle’s Concept of Imitation
2.    Importance of Plot in Tragedy
3.    Qualities of Tragic Hero
4.    What is Hammartia?
5.    What is Catharsis
6.    Discuss Aristotle’s Definition of Tragedy

2.      Philip Sydney (An Apology for Poetry)
1.    The puritan attack on poetry
2.    Sydney’s Defense of Poetry
3.    Contribution of Sydney as a Critic
4.    Sydney and Aristotle

3.      T.S. Eliot  ( Tradition and the Individual Talent)
1.    T.S Eliot’s concept of Tradition
2.    T.S Eliot’s Defense of Classical Literature
3.    T.S Eliot’s Theory of Criticism
4.    T.S Eliot’s Concept of an Ideal Critic
(Note: For Practical Criticism see NKM’s Book PRACTICAL CRITICISM)

4.      Essay (Important Topics)
1.    Victorian Novel
2.    Romantic Poetry
3.    Elizabethan Drama
4.    Shakespeare’s Tragedy
5.    Milton as a Poet
6.    The Metaphysical Poets
7.    The Absurd Drama
8.    Symbolism in Literature
9.    Hardy as a Novelist
            10. The Modern Novel
 (Note: See the book LITERARY ESSAYS by Saif-ul-Haq)












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