Part I: Passage Identification

You will be asked to identify the author (2½ points) and  title (2½ point) of 8 out of 10 passages drawn from material read since your last exam.

All information (first and last names) must be spelled correctly to receive full credit. (40 points)

Part II: Short Essays

You will be asked to respond to a few short questions about 3 of the 8 passages that you’ve identified. Each passage will have questions associated with it. (60 points)

The questions will ask you to closely read and analyze a work of literature, as well as make connections between it and other literature read this semester. Don’t forget to study the big ideas: the French Revolution, Romanticism, the making of Lyrical Ballads, narrative technique, ideas about education.

In order to answer some of these questions, you’ll need to employ the literary terms that we’ve learned so far this semester:

Poetry Terms for the second exam: ode, sonnet, lyric, the personal lyric, the dramatic lyric (or conversation poem), new terms associated with poetry discussed on on October 3rd, blank verse, ballad

Terms associated with prose writing: the novel, point-of-view, first-person narration, nested narration

General literary terms: parallelism, rhetorical questions, zeugma, metaphor and simile

Be prepared to identify and discuss one of the critical essays read for Wednesday, October 24th

Over the course of the exam, you’ll want to demonstrate breadth and depth.

In other words, don’t keep writing about the same authors and works. Do not repeat yourself.

You may identify more than 1 passage from the same work but you may not answer two question sets on the same text.

You will need a blue or green book for the second part of the exam.