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Question: TMA 02 Part 2 Literature

Read John Keat’s Sonnet, “When I have fears that I may cease to be” ( resource book 1, A39). In not more than 300 words, write an analysis of the sonnet basing your response on the questions below.

1. Comment on the use of repetition. (e.g. “when”, “before”, “never”.)
2. What is the relationship between the octave and the sestet?
3. What part do the different rhymes, including the final couplet, play in conveying the meaning of the sonnet?

Answer: Keats begins by setting the tone for the sonnet, “When I have fears…”, indicating the major theme that is to run throughout....


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  • Subject: English Literature
  • Course: A103
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 86%
  • Words: 300
  • Date submitted: January 13, 2009
  • Date written: August, 2004
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 99

Question: TMA 03 Part 1 Stalin 82%
Look at Plate 1.5.8 in the Illustration Book and then answer the following
Question in no more than 600 words:

How does the myth of Stalin being presented by this image from 1939 differ from earlier and later mythic presentations of Stalin?

TMA 03 Part 2 Plato Questions 1-4

Answer: Myths, surrounding Stalin have played a major role in the construction of Stalin’s reputation, in both a positive and negative way. This...


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  • Subject: English Literature
  • Course: AA100 The arts past and present
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 82%
  • Words: 1466
  • Date submitted: January 30, 2015
  • Date written: December, 2012
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 6303

Question: With careful reference to two of the works studied in Block 5, show how attributes traditionally associated with masculinity and femininity are contrasted.

Answer: As one might expect, there are many contrasts between the characteristics credited to the characters of an ancient Greek tragedy and a...


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  • Subject: English Literature
  • Course: English Literature
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 82%
  • Words: 1532
  • Date submitted: January 13, 2009
  • Date written: August, 2004
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 108

Question: With careful reference to two of the works studied in Block 5, show how attributes traditionally associated with masculinity and femininity are contrasted.

Answer: As one might expect, there are many contrasts between the characteristics credited to the characters of an ancient Greek tragedy and a...


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  • Subject: English Literature
  • Course: A103
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 82%
  • Words: 1532
  • Date submitted: January 13, 2009
  • Date written: August, 2004
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 107

Question: In what ways does the writer’s use of language convey the different moods she describes?

Answer: In this extract from her autobiographical novel “Hidden Lives”, Margaret Forster uses a variety of language devices to convey the changing mood...


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  • Subject: English Literature
  • Course: English Literature
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 81%
  • Words: 512
  • Date submitted: January 26, 2009
  • Date written: August, 2000
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 338

Question: 'To My Books', a sonnet by Caroline Norton (1808-77). A critical analysis.

Answer: The sonnet is an extremely powerful and well-constructed form of poetry with several defining features: a strong rhyme scheme, the progression of...


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  • Subject: English Literature
  • Course: AA100
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 80%
  • Words: 500
  • Date submitted: January 26, 2009
  • Date written: November, 2003
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 343

Question: Answer one of the following questions with reference to two, (or, at the most, three) novels, one of which must be Dracula, The Awakening or Heart of Darkness.

Question 3

Simon Eliot Claims that ‘the world of books and publishing was revolutionized by the end of the nineteenth century’ (Identities, p331). How far has your understanding of your chosen novels been enhanced by study of the material factors affecting novels and their publication?

Answer: It is important when trying fully understand and appreciate a novel, to take account of the context in which it was written...


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  • Subject: English Literature
  • Course: AA316
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 80%
  • Words: 3412
  • Date submitted: January 12, 2009
  • Date written: September, 2004
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 86

Question: What is Bertha Rochester’s function in Jane Eyre?

Answer: Bertha Rochester has many functions in Charlotte Bronte’s ‘Jane Eyre’. Being a text which many critics have called a feminist novel, Bertha...


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  • Subject: English Literature
  • Course: English Literature
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 79%
  • Words: 1154
  • Date submitted: December 09, 2013
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 5259

Question: TMA 01 Part 1 Cleopatra
To what extent do Roman depictions of Cleopatra appear to have influenced how she has been depicted on TV and in film? (Words 543)

TMA 01 Part 2 Christopher Marlowe
Doctor Faustus -Read the following passage from Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus. What does this scene tell us about Faustus’s state of mind? Pay particular attention to Marlowe’s use of language. (Words 544)

Answer: Part 1 - For many years, Hollywood has depicted Cleopatra as the typical, ‘femme fatale,’ a smouldering timeless seductress, a doomed lover,...


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  • Subject: English Literature
  • Course: AA100 The arts past and present
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 77%
  • Words: 1087
  • Date submitted: January 30, 2015
  • Date written: December, 2011
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 6302

Question: Action is portrayed in different ways in different genres. Discuss the way in which action is portrayed in the texts you have studied in Block 5.

Answer: Action is the driving force at the heart of any text, whether it takes on the form of a poem, a play,...


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  • Subject: English Literature
  • Course: A103
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 77%
  • Words: 1486
  • Date submitted: January 26, 2009
  • Date written: July, 2000
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 355

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