The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Marks

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JANUARY 2011
SECTION A
Answer one question from this section. You must answer both parts of the question. You are advised to spend one hour on this section.

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner – Samuel Taylor Coleridge
1. Write about the ways Coleridge tells the story in Part 5 of ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’. (21 marks) And
“ ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’ is simply a tale of crime and punishment.” How do you respond to this view? (21 marks)

Lamia, The Eve of St Agnes, La Belle Dame Sans Merci – John Keats 2. How does Keats tell the story in stanzas 36 – 42 of ‘The Eve of St Agnes’? (21 marks)
and
Readers have responded differently to being told that the story happened ‘long ago’. How do you respond? (21 marks)

The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
3. Write about some of the ways Fitzgerald tells the story in Chapter 8. (21 marks) and
How far do you agree with Nick’s view that Gatsby is “worth the whole damn bunch put together”? (21 marks

SECTION B

Answer one question from this section. You must not answer on the text used in Section A. You are advised to spend one hour on this section.
Either
Write about the significance of the ways the three writers you have studied have structured their narratives. (42 marks)
or
Write about the significance of the ways the three writers you have studied have used places in their narratives. (42 marks)

JUNE 2011

SECTION A
Answer one question from this section. You must answer both parts of the question. You are advised to spend one hour on this section.

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner – Samuel Taylor Coleridge
1. Write about the ways Coleridge tells the story in Part 6 of the poem. (21 marks) AND
How do you respond to the view that ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’ is “so mystifying, it simply befuddles and confuses the reader”? (21 marks)

Lamia, The Eve of St Agnes, La Belle Dame Sans Merci – John Keats 2. How does Keats tell the story in stanzas 1 – 8 of ‘The Eve of St Agnes’? (21 marks) AND
What do you think is significant about settings in ‘The Eve of St Agnes’ as a whole? (21 marks)

The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
3. Write about some of the ways Fitzgerald tells the story in Chapter 1. (21 marks) AND
Some readers are irritated by Nick Carraway as a narrator. What is your view of Fitzgerald’s use of Nick Carraway as a narrator? (21 marks)

SECTION B
Answer one question from this section. You must not answer on the text used in Section A. You are advised to spend one hour on this section.

EITHER
“In narratives, what we are not told is just as important as what we are told.” Write about the significance of the gaps or of the untold stories in the narratives of the three writers you have studied. (42 marks) OR

Write about the significance of descriptive language as it is used by each of the three writers you have studied. (42 marks)

JANUARY 2010
SECTION A
Answer one question from this section. You must answer both parts of the question. You are advised to spend one hour on this section.

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner . Samuel Taylor Coleridge
1. (a) Write about the ways that Coleridge tells the story in Part 2 of the poem. (21 marks) (b) How far do you agree that The Rime of the Ancient Mariner is a condemnation of exploration and discovery? (21 marks)

Lamia, The Eve of St Agnes, La Belle Dame Sans Merci . John Keats 2. (a) How does Keats tell the story in lines 68 . 170 of Part 1 of Lamia? (21 marks) (b) How far do you agree with the view that in Keats.s poetry women are presented as beautiful and yet dangerous? (21 marks)

The Great Gatsby . F Scott Fitzgerald
3. (a) Write about some of the ways Fitzgerald tells the story in Chapter 5. (21 marks) (b) What do you think of the view that obsession with money and the consumer culture of the 1920s dominates human thinking and behaviour in The Great Gatsby? (21 marks)

SECTION B
Answer one question from this section. You must not...
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