Monday Test: Essay question
15% more or less at least two references.
Choosing two poems from the First World War, discuss how the poet(s) present(s) the war, with reference the literary devices they use. ( Alliteration, onomatopoeia, assonance, metaphor, simile, rhetorical questions/ negative themes) •
"My subject is War and the pity of War". The poetry is in the pity. Discuss with reference to any three poems by Wilfred Owen. •
"Owen's imagery is often chosen to suggest the horrors of war, the inadequacy of religion and the validity of love and grief". Discuss. (Metaphor, vivid language, how Owens uses his imagery to discuss) •
Fully discuss and illustrate Wilfred Owen's treatment of war in Anthem of Doomed Youth, Strange meeting, and Dulce et Decorum Est. •
Discuss how Beckett uses characterisation to explore the central themes of Waiting for Godot. •
Discuss how Beckett uses symbolism to explore the central themes of Waiting for Godot. •
Who is Godot? Does it Matter? ( All three will be connected but choose which angle want to come from) •
Conduct an analysis of themes, voice and literary devices in two poems from Maya Angelou’s collection “Still I Rise”. •
Compare the presentation of childhood in James Joyce’s Araby and Jean Rhys’s “The day they Burned the Books”. •
Compare and contrast the use of the tree as a symbol in two or all three of the following: James Joyce’s Araby (apple tree – religion garden of Eden), James Rhys’s The Day they Burned The Books (Mango tree- freedom), Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot (Tree, crucifixion, Jesus, death).All three symbolism of religion. Can either choose two or three? Choosing Godot, historical context written in 1953, 50 years apart, Araby 50 years later, into post-modern thought. Direct quotations, symbolic on religion, temptations. •
Discuss any two works studied on the course in the context of modernism. •
Give a thorough analysis of three imagist poems, with reference to Hulme...
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