practice questions

Topics: Narrative, Tragedy, ARIA Charts Pages: 5 (932 words) Published: October 26, 2013
McKay

1. Write an essay on ‘When Dawn Comes to the City’ Your answer should (a) briefly summarise the argument of the poem; and (b) comment on the form and language employed and the way they reflect the poem’s argument.

2. Write an essay on ‘Subway Wind’ Your answer should (a) briefly summarise the argument of the poem; and (b) comment on the form and language employed and the way they reflect the poem’s argument.

3. Write an essay on ‘The Tropics in New York’ Your answer should (a) briefly summarise the argument of the poem; and (b) comment on the form and language employed and the way they reflect the poem’s argument.

4. Write an essay on ‘Dawn in New York’ Your answer should (a) briefly summarise the argument of the poem; and (b) comment on the form and language employed and the way they reflect the poem’s argument.

5. Write an essay on ‘On Broadway’ Your answer should (a) briefly summarise the argument of the poem; and (b) comment on the form and language employed and the way they reflect the poem’s argument.

6. Write an essay on ‘Harlem Shadows’ Your answer should (a) briefly summarise the argument of the poem; and (b) comment on the form and language employed and the way they reflect the poem’s argument.

7. Write an essay on ‘The Harlem Dancers’ Your answer should (a) briefly summarise the argument of the poem; and (b) comment on the form and language employed and the way they reflect the poem’s argument.

Othello/Duchess of Malfi

1. ‘Renaissance tragedy calls into question the possibility of happy marriages.’ Discuss this statement in relation to Othello and The Duchess of Malfi.

2. ‘Both plays are dominated by social and psychological power struggles.’ Discuss this statement.

3. Compare and contrast constructions of masculinity in these two plays.

4. Compare and contrast the dramatic significance of death in Othello and The Duchess of Malfi.

5. Discuss the theme of loyalty with reference to Othello and The Duchess of Malfi.

6. “Politics and religion are the cause of much unrest within the home.” Discuss this statement with specific reference to domestic arrangements in Othello and The Duchess of Malfi.

7. “Prejudice is responsible for characters’ downfall in Othello and The Duchess of Malfi”. To what extent do you agree with this statement?

8. Justice ultimately prevails in both Othello and The Duchess of Malfi. Do you agree?

9. Compare and contrast constructions of ‘power’ in these two plays.

10. Compare and contrast constructions of femininity in these two plays.

11. To what extent is ‘love’ responsible for the downfall of the tragic heroes in Othello and The Duchess of Malfi?

12. Discuss examples of courage and cowardice in Othello and the Duchess of Malfi.

13. Discuss the representation of good and evil in Othello and The Duchess of Malfi.

14. “Being an outsider leaves a character vulnerable to external forces” To what extent do you agree with this statement with regards to Othello and The Duchess of Malfi?

15. Compare and contrast the views on love presented in the plays.

16. “All love is self-centred.” Discuss with relation to Othello and The Duchess of Malfi.

17. Discuss the ways in which pity is evoked in Othello and The Duchess of Malfi.

18. Compare and contrast the views on gender roles presented in the play.

Sign of Four/Beach at Falesá

1. Discuss the relationship between home and abroad in The Sign of Four and The Beach at Falesá.

2. Discuss the significance of the different places in which these stories are set.

3. Compare and contrast the ‘heroes’ of these two texts; how do they construct images of ‘home’.

4. “Love and marriage are key themes in The Sign of Four and The Beach at Falesá”. To what extent do you agree with this?

5. Discuss the narrative voice, and how this might be related to genre, in The Sign of Four and the Beach at Falesá.

6. “Ultimately justice prevails in The Sign...
Continue Reading

Please join StudyMode to read the full document

You May Also Find These Documents Helpful

  • what is reflective practice Essay
  • Challenges Facing Estate Surveying and Valuation Professional Practice in Nigeria. by- Isaac Okoronkwo .C. Essay
  • practice makes a man perfect Essay
  • The Importance of Reflective Practice Essay
  • Practice Makes Perfect Essay
  • Equality: Sociology and Inclusive Practice Essay
  • Essay on Human Resource Management Practice in FARR Ceramics Ltd.
  • Sports Enterprises: A New Practice Field Essay

Become a StudyMode Member

Sign Up - It's Free