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English 103 Exam #1
Essay Examination (expository covering poetry) If you have done any research, be sure to cite your sources in your answers.
here is your opportunity to demonstrate your understanding. Be sure to back up all claims with textual evidence. Each time you quote from a poem, insert in parentheses the line number(s) after the quotation. As questions that are expository in design, this first exam tests your ability to produce sound arguments on substantive subjects and to assess your own thinking. Stay focused and you will do well. No research is required for this exam but if you do consult outside sources be sure to document everything you use.
Prove in at least one paragraph (of about 250 words) by using textual evidence that Church Going fits into the category of narrative poetry.
Prove in at least one paragraph (of about 250 words) by using textual evidence that I wandered lonely as a cloud fits into the category of lyric poetry.
Notice that the voice of the speaker (the persona) in each of our poems is related to the thematic meaning of the poem. In at least two paragraphs (of about 250 words) support this claim with textual evidence from The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock. That is, how does the sound of the voice as well as the focus of the voice contribute to our understanding of the thematic meaning of the poem? (Hint: Refer to the recording of Eliot\’s voice reciting the poem that you listened to.)
Reflect upon the poems you have read by Robert Frost and in a minimum of three paragraphs answer the following question: Given the ever-increasing pressures on a readers time, why should anyone care at all about Robert Frost, the man and his poetry? Be specific, using textual evidence to support all of your claims.
PLEASE BE ADVISED EACH PARAGRAPH MUST ALMOST REACH 250 WORDS.