FACULTY OF LANGUAGE STUDIES
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When to analyze the works of Mark Twain, it becomes clear that the author’s style is simple and direct. Indeed, the author is very successful in convening his thoughts to the reader. Henry Nash Smith, the critique of Mark Twain’s style once made a remark that Mark Twain’s style is “as close as we are likely to get to the writer’s actual experience … ” (Smith 19). Richard Bridgman’s ...
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A210B: Approaching Literature (II):
TMAs: Semester 2, 2009/ 2010
TMA 01: 15 points
Cut-off date: end of 6th week
[Prepared by Course Chair: Dr. May Maalouf]
With reference to Mary Robinson’s “London’s Summer Morning” and William Wordsworth’s “Composed upon Westminster Bridge,” write a critical personal response as to which poem you prefer. Drawing on at least two scholarly resources and in no more than 1500 words, your response should elaborate on the reasons of your choice.
The Study Guide Approaching Poetry and Audio CD 1, Band 1 (the first 30 minutes) are of indispensible help in approaching this TMA. Approaching Poetry gives you more than one example on how to appreciate and respond to a poem by drawing your attention to the importance of rhyme and rhythm, alliteration, voice, structure and form, word choice and use of grammar, etc… in exploring the meaning of the poem. The guide also gives you two examples on comparing and contrasting two poems (pp. 26-33), in addition to a glossary of some important terms that you should know while analyzing a poem. The Audio resource offers you a close reading of Coleridge’s “Kubla Khan” which can be a sample of the significance of poetic devices in creating meaning in a poem. Another course resource would be RW, Chapters 1, 2, 3, and 4.
THE CONFESSIONAL POSTMODERN POET With World War II finally over and a chapter in history written, the next chapter is about to begin. The twentieth century brings with it a new literary movement called postmodern, where poetry is 'breaking from modernism' and taking on a whole new style Within postmodern poetry emerge confessional poets whom remove the mask that has masked poetry from previous ...
Having gone through these resources, you may begin by introducing the poem’s poetic genre, theme, historical, social, or cultural background followed by a clear thesis statement that indicates the reasons of your choice. In developing your response, you may ask yourself some of the following questions: is it the poetic genre of the poem that appeals to me and why? Do I prefer poems that rhyme to those that do not? Is writing a sonnet more difficult than writing in blank verse? Do I believe that poetry should transport me to an unreal world full of magic or it should tell me about things as they are? Should poetry use down to earth vocabulary or highly metaphoric language? Do I prefer to hear the poet’s emotional response in the poem or not? Is the absence of the poet’s personality in the poem an indication of power or weakness? Is poetry about ordinary people or everyday life boring? How much do I like moral lessons embedded in a poem? Do I prefer to create my own meaning of the poem instead of the poet’s passing it to me? Does the fame or gender of the poet affect my preference? Are men better poets than women?
Although the kind of paper you have to present is a personal one, you are expected to make use of the e-library for articles that help you strengthen your ideas. The articles could be on the individual poet, on the poem, on the historical period, or the cultural, social, or literary background
Keep in mind that each major idea you present should be fully developed by your explanation and with evidence from the poem and honest citation of the sources you are using.
Also remember that when citing lines of poetry, you do not give a page number: All you have to do is to mention the line number( s) between parentheses (even if you are citing one word from the poem).
Compare and Contrast the ways in which the poet describes the breakdown if the relationship. Comment on the effectiveness of their verse-craft I chose to compare the poems: An Anniversary, by Vernon ScannelDismissal, by John Tripp A Winters Tale, by D. H. Lawrence In the poem 'An Anniversary'; the poet describes the relationship and it's breakdown as two leaves on a river, this is and example of ' ...
For example: Robinson uses a lot of poetic inversions such as “clouds impervious” (9) and “tone monotonous” (34). If you are citing less than four lines, do not indent the quotation; keep them in the text and separate them with backslash /maintaining the capital letter of the first letter of each line. Example: Wordsworth uses a simile when he says, “This city now doth like a garment wear / The beauty of the morning – silent, bare” (4-5).
The following are guidelines on plagiarism:
If you submit an assignment that contains work other than yours without acknowledging your sources, you are committing plagiarism. This might occur when:
•€€€€€€€ Using a sentence or phrase that you have come across
•€€€€€€€ Copying word-for-word directly from a text
•€€€€€€€ Paraphrasing the words from the text very closely
•€€€€€€€ Using text downloaded from the Internet
•€€€€€€€ Borrowing statistics or assembled fact from another person or source
•€€€€€€€ Copying or downloading figures, photographs, pictures or diagrams without acknowledging your sources
•€€€€€€€ Copying from the notes or essays of a fellow student
(Slightly adapted from OU document on quoting versus plagiarism)
It is important to remember that plagiarism is strictly barred and would be subject to punitive action by the Arab Open University