Literary Criticism Past Papers


Subject: Poetry (14th to 18th Century)

Time Allowed: 3 Hours

Maximum Marks: 60


Part-I Give short answers, each question carries equal marks. (15)

Q#1: Give a character sketch of ‘Knight ‘ in the Prologue.

Q#2: What is the subject of ‘Paradise Lost’?

Q#3: Define ‘Allegory’?


Part-II Give detailed answers, each question carries equal marks. (45)

Q#1: What makes Donne a metaphysical poet? Discuss with reference to the reading of the poems in your course?

Q#2: Discuss Milton’s style in ‘Paradise Lost’?

Q#3: Chaucer’s technique of characterization in the Prologue differs from character to character. Discuss?

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