WORLD LITERATURE II (ENGL 2112 FALL 2014)
EXAM II REVIEW
This is a comprehensive exam, however you will only be required to discuss these texts in specific detail: Hedda Gabler | “Araby” | “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” | “The Yellow Wallpaper” | A Night in Hell | “The Second Coming” | “When You Are Old” | Six Characters in Search of an Author | “The Metamorphosis”
Types of Questions on this Exam
I. Multiple Choice—select the best answer from the options provided. II. Identification—provide the Story, Speaking character (or who is being referred to), and significance of each quote; you shouldn’t need more than a single sentence for your explanation. III. Short Essay—provide a coherent response to these questions; you answers will probably be at least a full paragraph. You should also keep in mind that critical theory (as we are discussing it here) is an amorphous and constantly changing field —these terms are not always concrete, and (as they are listed here) should work to enhance our understandings of texts, not limit or define them.
GENERAL TERMS AND GENRES
an extended metaphor that represents a typically much more complex or abstract idea in a more simple concrete manner. Metaphor
an implied comparison that asserts that a subject is the same as another otherwise unrelated object. Juvenal (Decimus Iunius Iuvenalis)
a genre that utilizes over-the-topic images or situations to create a serious critique of society in a humorous manner. Karl Morgenstern
Bildungsroman (Coming of Age Story)
a genre that focuses on the mental and moral growth of the protagonist from youth to adulthood--this typically includes a mentor that has to die, companions or foils that highlight the protagonist's qualities, and an atagonist that the hero must overcome to reach adulthood.
Jean Moréas and Charles Baudeliare
a style of art that captures Absolute Truths by indirect methods--therefore, real world phenomenons (man, nature,...
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