Paper 3 Literary Theory & Criticism

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Paper 3 Literary Theory & Criticism

  1. 1. Eugenius‟s Arguments in Favour of the Moderns - „An Essay of Dramatic Poesy‟ by John Dryden Prepared and Presented by Parth Bhatt Roll No. III, Sem. III, Literary Theory and Criticism, Dept. of English, MKS BU.
  2. 2. An Essay on Dramatic Poesy: An Introduction• The Theatre• A brief discussion on Neo-classical theory of Literature• The Classical Drama is an imitation of life and reflects human nature clearly• Eugenius, Crites, Lisideius and Neander (Dryden)
  3. 3. Ancients vs. ModernsAncients Moderns
  4. 4. John Dryden• “…refined the language, improved the sentiments, and tuned the numbers of English poetry.” ~ Dr. Samuel Johnson• Sãkshãt (NME ICT) Maharaja Krishnakumarsinhji Bhavnagar
  5. 5. An Essay of Dramatic Poesy• Drydens “An Essay of Dramatic Poesy (1667) is classic discussion of the relative merits of the ancient Greek and Latin drama, the contemporary French neo-classical drama, the English drama of the age of Shakespeare and Jonson, and his own experiments in the serious heroic drama in rhyming verse
  6. 6. Eugenius‟s Argues on the Superiority of the Moderns over the Ancients:• Dryden Dramatic Poesy - WikiEducator.htm
  7. 7. Works Cited• Barad, Dilip, and Sanjay Mukherjee. "Dryden Dramatic Poesy." - WikiEducator. Dilipbarad.com, n.d. Web. 19 Oct. 2012. <http://wikieducator.org/Dryden_Dramatic_Poesy>.• Barad, Dilip, Dr. "Unit 2: 2.5 Dryden - Rhyme vs Verse(final).avi." YouTube. YouTube, 22 June 2012. Web. 19 Oct. 2012. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAf3vQn83rc>.• Barad, Dilip, Dr. “NME ICT Sãkshãt" Dilipbarad.coms Project. Ed. Sanjay Mukherjee, Dr. MHRD, n.d. Web. 19 Oct. 2012. <http://www.dilipbarad.com/sakshat/>.
  8. 8. Thanks a lot!• This presentation is submitted to Dept. of English, Maharaja Krishnakumarsinhji Bhavnagar University

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