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Eng 110 - English Literature and Its Contexts

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ENG 110 Midterm Guide The exam is worth 250 points EXAM Tuesday 10 10 This exam may cover all texts on the syllabus up to and including The Faerie Queene This includes not only literary texts but also the assigned historical and cultural readings in the Norton Anthology The exam will also cover material discussed in class as well as on PowerPoints 1 You should know the historical time periods their dates and be able to place texts in their historical period and sub period Middle Ages Anglo Saxon Middle English and Sixteenth Century You should memorize these authors and titles Spelling counts Middle Ages Anglo Saxon Unknown The Dream of the Rood Unknown Beowulf Middle English Julian of Norwich A Book of Showings Margery Kempe The Book of Margery Kempe Sixteenth Century Elizabeth I The Golden Speech Edmund Spenser s The Faerie Queene 2 You should be able to define and explain all of the terms from class lectures These terms are especially important Middle Ages Medieval Anglo Saxon Paganism Old English Personification Syncretism Alliterative Verse Heroic Code Weregild vir dolorum Affective Piety Anchorite Anchoress Christocentric Eroticism Homely Protestant Reformation Indulgences Elizabeth I Divine Right of Kings Vernacular Spanish Armada Spenserian Stanza Allegory Epic Epic simile Fall of Mankind Harrowing of Hell The exam will consist of two parts 1 Matching 10 items x 5 points each total 50 points In this section you will match terms with their definitions and or examples There will be more definitions examples than terms 2 Passage identification and explication 4 items at 50 points each total 200 points I will provide six passages on the exam You will need to select four of the six and identify the author and the title of the work spelling counts Then you will explain in 4 5 sentences how the passage exemplifies key issues discussed in class relating to a theme in the work and or historical event Make sure that you offer a close reading of the words in the passage



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