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LITERARY CRITICISM

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MIDTERM EXAMINATION

Saint Louis College of Bulanao


Tabuk City, Kalinga
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
2ND Semester A.Y 2018-2019

DIRECTIONS: FOLLOW EACH GIVEN INSTRUCTION. ANY FORMS OF ERASURE IS CONSIDERED


WRONG.

Test I. True or False. Write CHECK if the statement is correct and if the statement is incorrect, write the correct
answer. (2 points each)
1. New Criticism theory has been criticized as being overly impressionistic and guilty of the affective
fallacy (too focused on the emotional effect of the work).
2. Reader response varies from formalism Reader response since the later focuses on image, symbol, and
meaning.
3. Meaning resides in the text not in reader, author, or word. This is also referred to formalism.
4. Formalism refers to Emphasis of recursive reading—rereading for new interpretations.
5. Russian Formalism refers to the idea that meaning ultimately resides in the reader’s mind
or the consensual “mind” of a community of readers.

Test II. Identification. Identify the answer of the following statement.

WORD BANK (can be use more than once)

FORMALISM APPROACH, NEW CRITICISM APPROACH, RUSSIAN


FORMALISM APPROACH, READER-RESPONSE THEORY, MARXIST
APPROACH, STRUCTURALISM APPROACH, ARCHAETYPES
APPROACH, FEMINISM APPROACH

11. Text has many interpretations—text & reader interact to create meaning.
12. It focuses on form, organization, and structure, word choice and language, multiple meanings.
13. It emphasize that Texts may contain numerous messages but must have a unifying central theme created
by the perfect union of all artistic elements.
14. This sees the reader as essential to the interpretation of a work.
15. This approach emphasizes the difference between literature and life, it rejects the usual biographical,
psychological and sociological explanation for literature.
16. IT has a historical, neutral nature. It focuses on the study of the words on the page.
17. This examines a literary text or art work through its aesthetic composition such as forms, language and
style.
18. The meaning of the texts resides in the structure of language, not in art nor in the reader’s mind.
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19. Value is based on labor. This explain the approach of the ______.
20. The common themes of this approach is the stories of quest and initiation.

Test III. Essay. Briefly answer the question below following the rubrics found in the box. (20 points)

ORGANIZATION FOCUS/MAIN POINT SUPPORT

30% 40% 30%

1. Briefly explain the Reader-response Literary criticism?


2. What is its impact on teaching Literature?
3. Briefly explain what T.S. Eliot quoted “The poet becomes an impersonal “catalyst” of experience, a
“medium” not of his or her “consciousness” or “personality” but of that which in the end makes up the
medium itself – the poem.

Test IV. Critiquing. Critic the following poem according to the provided approach. (20 points)

ORGANIZATION of Thoughts FOCUS/MAIN POINT SUPPORT and Grammar

30% 40% 30%

Prepared by:

MS. RAINNY D. BONGAT


Instructor

Approved by:

THERESE GRAIL C. LAWAGAN, Ph. D.


DEAN for Academic Affairs
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MIDTERM EXAMINATION

Saint Louis College of Bulanao


Tabuk City, Kalinga

ANSWER SHEET
Name: __________________________________
Course & Year: _____________________________________________

TEST I. TRUE OR FALSE. (2 POINTS EACH)


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TEST II. WORD BANK.


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TEST III ESSAY.


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TEST IV CRITIC THE POEM.

Prepared by:

MS. RAINNY D. BONGAT


Instructor

Approved by

THERESE GRAIL C. LAWAGAN, Ph. D.


DEAN for Academic Affairs

GOD BLESS…