West Chester University

Fall 2001

Spring 2002

West Chester University

Fall 2002



Course Information
  Lit 165 Syllabus
  ENG 020 Syllabus
  About the Instructor

Notes for Introduction to Literature
  Approaching Literature
  Notes on the Art of Fiction: Early Forms
  The Short Story
  Graduate Students Define the Art of Fiction
  Bartleby the Scrivener - Questions for Analysis
  Notes on Melville
  Critical Approaches to Literature
  A Vocabulary for Short Fiction and Beyond
  Study Guide for Fiction Exam
  Reading Poetry
  The Craft of Poetry
  A Catalogue of Poems
  Notes on Langston Hughes
  Lines of Continuity
  Poetry Take Home Exam
  The Birth of Drama
  A Doll House
  Study Guide for the Final Exam
  A Glossary of Literary Terms

Notes for Basic Writing (ENG 020)
  The Rhetorical Situation
  Essay #1 Assignment Sheet
  Workshop Assignment for Essay#1
  How to Write Descriptively
  Building a Thesis
  Overcoming Reader's Block
  Analysis and the Culture of Advertising
  Essay #2 Assignment Sheet
  Writing Effective Introductions
  Writing Effective Conclusions
  Propaganda Analysis
  Politics and the English Language
  Propaganda: A Sample Analysis
  Midterm Exam: Tips for Writing on the Spot
  Notes on Rational Argument
  Mapping the Parts of an Arugment

General Announcements
  Announcements for LIT 165
  Assignments for LIT 165
  Announcements for ENG 020
  Assignments for ENG 020


Go Exploring
  A Weblog for LIT 165
  A Weblog for ENG 020

Join the Conversation
  LIT 165 Discussion List
  ENG 020 Discussion List



T/R 8:00 and 9:30 -- Due: November 8, 2001
W 7:15 -- Due Wed. November 14, 2001


Directions: Fully answer each of the questions below. Answers must be typed. I will not accept hand written work. Answers will be evaluated based on writing ability as well as content. Late papers will be penalized.

1. Analyze "Those Winter Sundays" (p. 531), explaining how it employs specific, concrete words to vividly convey the speaker's message.

2. Explain the use of figurative language in "Mirror" (p. 628).

3. Explain the irony in "Richard Cory" (p.640) or "First Party at Ken Kesey's with Hell's Angels" (739).

4. Interpret the symbolism in William Blake's "The Tyger" (p. 698) or Dorothy Parker's "One Perfect Rose" (p. 699).

5. Analyze the ambiguity in "My Papa's Waltz" (p. 701).

6. Choose a poem in your textbook or attach one to your exam and analyze how it achieves its unique sound.






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