Suggestion of Literary Criticism

Suggestion of Literary Criticism

Part C

The Study of Poetry

  1. Critically analyze Arnold’s assessment of the poetry written in the 17th and 18th centuries in England. Or, how does Arnold evaluate Dryden, Pope, Gray, and Burns? Do you agree with him?
  1. Give an account of Matthew Arnold as a critic. ✪ ✪ ✪
  2. Write a critical note on the touchtone method. ✪ ✪ ✪

The Metaphysical Poets

  1.  Define the terms “Unification of Sensibility and Dissociationon of Sensibility”. Explain how Eliot distinguishes them. ✪ ✪ ✪
  2. What similarities does Eliot discover between modern poets and metaphysical poets? ✪ ✪ ✪
  3. How does Eliot distinguish between the intellectual poets and the reflective poets? Whom does he prefer, and why? or, how does Eliot justify that the Elizabethan and the Jacobean poets were intelligent and the later poets were reflective? ✪ ✪ ✪

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Introduction to Culture and imperialism

  1. Discuss the role of the English novel in perpetuating imperial rule.
  2. In what sense, according to Edward Said, is Conrad both imperialist and anti-imperialist? ✪ ✪ ✪
  3. What light does Said throw in the ‘Introduction’ about the major themes of ‘Culture and Imperialism’? ✪ ✪ ✪
  4. What nature of Western Imperialism is highlighted by Edward Sard in his Introduction to Culture and Imperialism?

The Rise of English

  1. What are the reasons for which Said wrote “Culture and Imperialism”?
  2. What are Eagleton’s Views on ‘Romanticism’? ✪ ✪ ✪
  3. Discuss Eagleton’s evaluation of T.S. Eliot as a great modern poet. ✪ ✪ ✪
  4. Bring out how Eagleton links the rise of English to the crisis in modern civilization.


The Study of Poetry

  1. What is Charlatanism? ✪ ✪ ✪
  2. Describe, in short, the different estimates or methods enunciated by Arnold?
  3. Why does Arnold call poetry “The Criticism of Life”? ✪ ✪ ✪
  4. What are the qualities of a classical poet, according to Matthew Arnold?
  5. What is Arnold’s view of Chaucer as a poet? ✪ ✪ ✪

The Metaphysical poets

  1. What were the influences of Milton and Dryden on the poets of the later ages?
  2. How did Eliot assess Johnson as a critic of the Metaphysical poets?
  3. Write a short note on ‘Metaphysical poetry’. ✪ ✪ ✪
  4. What are the similarities between some Elizabethan dramatists and Metaphysical poets like Donne and Herbert, according to Eliot? ✪ ✪ ✪

আরো পড়ুনঃ How Does Eagleton Evaluate ‘New Criticism’?(বাংলায়)

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Introduction to Culture and Imperialism

  1. What are Said’s main concerns of writing ‘Culture and Imperialism’?
  2. How does Edward Said define ‘culture’ with its twofold implications?
  3. Discuss culture as an instrument of imperialism, according to Edward Said. ✪ ✪ ✪
  4. What is the relationship between novel and western empire, according to Said? ✪ ✪ ✪

The Rise of English

  1. What are Terry Eagleton’s views on Eliot’s contribution to English poetry? ✪ ✪ ✪
  2. Discuss Eagleton’s assessment of Arnold’s view of the role of literature as a substitute for religion.
  3. How does Eagleton evaluate ‘New Criticism’? ✪ ✪ ✪
  4. How did the development of English help British imperialism flourish in the 19th century and onward?
  5. What was the literary background of 18th century England? ✪ ✪ ✪
Shihabur Rahman
Shihabur Rahman
Hey, This is Shihabur Rahaman, B.A (Hons) & M.A in English from National University.


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