Friday, January 20, 2017

British Literature Fall 2016 Final Exam

This exam should take two hours to complete.

Pencil (or pen) and paper
Your class notes from my lectures
Adventures in English Literature (the brown textbook)
The Story of Britain
Pride and Prejudice
Wuthering Heights
King Lear
A Tale of Two Cities

1. Write a step by step description of how to write a research paper. Start with the impetus for writing, explain the steps, and end with the benefits of having completed such a thing.  This essay will be worth 15 pts.

2. Write an essay describing the intellectual and artistic shift from the Age of Enlightenment to the Romantic Age. You must reference at least four literary works and at least two historical events. 15 pts.

3. In all three of the major works we read this fall, parallelism played a major part in illustrating the author's ideas. Write an essay describing the use of parallelism to illustrate an idea in King Lear, A Tale of Two Cities, and Wuthering Heights. 20 pts.