FFC100:  The Literature of Devotion        Ruppel             Fall, 2009
Final Exam            Wednesday, December 16, 8-10:30am

Remember to bring blank paper to the final. 

Poems for explication:

Shakespeare’s Sonnets:  18, 29, 71, 130.

John Donne:  “The Sun Rising,” “The Ecstasy,” Sonnet 14.

Ben Jonson:  “On My First Son.”

Lady Mary Montagu:  “The Lover:  A Ballad.” 

William Blake:  From Songs of Innocence, “The Lamb,” “Holy Thursday,” “The Little Black Boy,” “The Chimney Sweeper.”
 From Songs of Experience, “The Tyger,” “Holy Thursday,” “The Garden of Love,” “London,” “The Chimney Sweeper.”   

Samuel Taylor Coleridge: “Kubla Khan.”

John Keats: “Ode to a Nightingale.”

Emily Dickinson: “Wild Nights.”

Thomas Hardy: “The Darkling Thrush,” “Channel Firing.”

Gerard Manly Hopkins: “God’s Grandeur,” “The Windhover,” “Pied Beauty.”

William Butler Yeats:  “The Second Coming,” “Leda and the Swan.”

Robert Frost:  “The Mending Wall,” "After Apple-Picking." 

Wallace Stevens:  “The Emperor of Ice-Cream,” “The Idea of Order at Key West.”

Dylan Thomas:  “Fern Hill.”

Philip Larkin:  “Church Going.”

James Fenton:  “In Paris with You.” 

      Topics for final exam short questions:

1.     Composition:  Define thesis and counter-argument, and explain the ways someone might support a thesis for a paper on a literary work. 

2.     Research:  What are the features of a Web page to look for when you’re determining its reliability?  What is the appropriate way to include citations in your work? 

3.     Terms for literary criticism:  Theme, tone, meter, rhythm, rhyme, near-rhyme, free verse, blank verse, iamb, trochee, pentameter, tetrameter, stanza, sonnet, ballad, scansion, alliteration, and assonance.

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