English Assignment

I need this done ASAP!! NO PLAGIARISM, I need this done by MAY 6th, 2021 at 5:00 pm no later. Be read the assignment have it done to the specifics of the instructions attached below

Hello and welcome to your ENGL 1102 Final Exam!

This is an online-only exam. You will not complete this in class. As you work, you may use anything from Blackboard in the Lessons folders, videos, notes, your books, even our recorded class sessions—but not the internet. Please do not copy and paste nonsense from the internet as your answers. First, that is plagiarism and your grade will suffer greatly. Also, you are all incredibly smart and have had 17 weeks of ENGL 1102, so you can (and must) do this on your own.

You may type all over this; you can also print this and write on it, but if you print it you must use the Adobe Scan app to convert your exam from a picture to a PDF. Essentially, so long as you follow the exam instructions, complete the exam, and submit it to Blackboard, you will be good to go. Unless there is an emergency, if you email me your exam, I will not grade it.

 

Section One: Quote Identification

For this section, you must choose ten (10) quotations from the list below to identify. At minimum, you must provide the full title of the piece the quote comes from, the correctly spelled first and last name of the author who wrote the piece, and the publication date.

a. “There were once two little girls who saw, or believed they saw, a thing in a forest. …”

b. “I sell men back their worse suspicions:

that everything’s for sale,

and piecemeal. They gaze at me and see

a chain-saw murder just before it happens,

when thigh, ass, inkblot, crevice, tit, and nipple

are still connected.”

c. “I really have discovered something at last. Through watching so much at night, when it changes so, I have finally found out. The front pattern does move – and no wonder! The woman behind shakes it! Sometimes I think there are a great many women behind, and sometimes only one, and she crawls around fast, and her crawling shakes it all over. Then in the very ‘ bright spots she keeps still, and in the very shady spots she just takes hold of the bars and shakes them hard. And she is all the time trying to climb through. But nobody could climb through that pattern – it strangles so:…”

d. “Wall me up alive

in my own body.

They’d like to see through me,

but nothing is more opaque

than absolute transparency.

Look–my feet don’t hit the marble!

Like breath or a balloon, I’m rising,

I hover six inches in the air

in my blazing swan-egg of light.

You think I’m not a goddess?

Try me.

This is a torch song.

Touch me and you’ll burn.”

e. “The crimson hand expressed the ineludible gripe in which mortality clutches the highest and purest of earthly mould, degrading them into kindred with the lowest, and even with the very brutes, like whom their visible frames return to dust. In this manner, selecting it as the symbol of his wife’s liability to sin, sorrow, decay, and death, Aylmer’s sombre imagination was not long in rendering the birthmark a frightful object.”

f. “And now: it is easy to forget

what I came for

among so many who have always

lived here

swaying their crenellated fans

between the reefs

and besides

you breathe differently down here.

 

I came to explore the wreck.

The words are purposes.

The words are maps.

I came to see the damage that was done

and the treasures that prevail.

 

g. “‘It was a horrible thing, and yes, I remember all of it, there isn’t a bit of it I can manage to forger. Though I forget all sorts of things,’ said Penny, in a thin voice, a vanishing voice.

‘And have you ever told anyone of it, spoken of it?’ asked Primrose more urgently, leaning forward.

‘No,’ said Penny. She had not. She said, ‘Who would believe it?’

‘That’s what I thought,’ said Primrose. ‘I didn’t speak. But it stuck in my mind like a tapeworm in your gut. I think it did me no good.’ …

‘I think, I think there are things that are real—more real than we are—but mostly we don’t cross their paths, or they don’t cross ours. Maybe at very bad times we get into their world, or notice what they are doing in ours.’

Primrose nodded energetically. She looked as though sharing was solace, and Penny, to whom it was not solace, grimaced with pain.

‘Sometimes I think that thing finished me off,’ Penny said to Primrose, a child’s voice rising in a woman’s gullet, arousing a little girl’s scared smile, which wasn’t a smile on Primrose’s face.

Primrose said, ‘It did finish her off, that little one, didn’t it? She got into its path, didn’t she? And when it had gone by-she wasn’t anywhere,” said Primrose. ‘That was how it was?’

‘Nobody ever asked where she was or looked for her,” said Penny.

I wondered if we’d made her up,’ said Primrose. ‘But I didn’t, we didn’t.’ ‘Her name was Alys.’

‘With a ‘y.’’

There had been a mess, a disgusting mess, they remembered, but no particular sign of anything that might have been, or been part of, or belonged to, a persistent little girl called Alys.

Primrose shrugged voluptuously, let out a gale of a sigh, and rearranged her flesh in her clothes.

‘Well, we know we’re not mad, anyway,’ she said.”

 

h. “Greece sees unmoved,

God’s daughter, born of love,

the beauty of cool feet

and slenderest knees,

could love indeed the maid,

only if she were laid,

white ash amid funereal cypresses.”

i. “[H]ere is a powerful cosmetic. With a few drops of this in a vase of water, freckles may be washed away. … A stronger infusion would take the blood out of the cheek, and leave the rosiest beauty a pale ghost. …Your case demands a remedy that shall go deeper.”

j. “John does not know how much I really suffer. He knows there is no REASON to suffer, and that satisfies him. … It is so hard to talk with John about my case, because he is so wise, and because he loves me so.” ““The fact is I am getting a little afraid of John.”

k. “Neither of them knew where they were going, nor how long the journey might take. They did not even know why they were going, since neither of their mothers had quite known how to explain the danger co chem. How do you say to your child, I am sending you away, because enemy bombs may fall out of the sky, but I myself am staying here, in what I believe may be daily danger of burning, being buried alive, gas, and ultimately perhaps a gray army rolling in on tanks over the suburbs?”

l. “How can those terrified vague fingers push

The feathered glory from her loosening thighs?

And how can body, laid in that white rush,

But feel the strange heart beating where it lies?

A shudder in the loins engenders there

The broken wall, the burning roof and tower

And Agamemnon dead.”

m. “Now why should that man have fainted? But he did, and right across my path by the wall, so that I had to creep over him every time!”

n. “But thy eternal summer shall not fade,

Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow’st;

Nor shall death brag thou wander’st in his shade,

When in eternal lines to time thou grow’st:

So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,

So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.”

o. “Aylmer now remembered his dream. He had fancied himself with his servant Aminadab, attempting an operation for the removal of the birthmark; but the deeper went the knife, the deeper sank the hand, until at length its tiny grasp appeared to have caught hold of Georgiana’s heart; whence, however, her husband was inexorably resolved to cut or wrench it away.”

p. “Did they hear it first or smell it? Both sound and scent were at first infinitesimal and dispersed. They gave the strange impression of moving in—in waves—from the whole perimeter of the forest. Both increased very slowly in intensity, and both were mixed, a sound and a smell fabricated of many disparate sounds and smells. A crunching, a crackling, a crushing, a heavy thumping, combining with threshing and thrashing, and added to that a gulping, heaving, boiling, bursting, steaming sound, full of bubbles and farts, piffs and explosions, swallowings and wallowings.”

q. “I have seen roses damasked, red and white,

But no such roses see I in her cheeks;

And in some perfumes is there more delight

Than in the breath that from my mistress reeks.

I love to hear her speak, yet well I know

That music hath a far more pleasing sound;”

r. “In the usual state of her complexion — a healthy though delicate bloom — the mark wore a tint of deeper crimson, which imperfectly defined its shape amid the surrounding rosiness. When she blushed it gradually became more indistinct, and finally vanished amid the triumphant rush of blood that bathed the whole cheek with its brilliant glow.”

s. “The music smells like foxes,

crisp as heated metal

searing the nostrils

or humid as August, hazy and languorous

as a looted city the day after,

when all the rape’s been done

already, and the killing,

and the survivors wander around

looking for garbage

to eat, and there’s only a bleak exhaustion.”

t. “The color is repellant, almost revolting; a smouldering unclean yellow, strangely faded by the slow-turning sunlight. It is a dull yet lurid orange in some places, a sickly sulphur tint in others. No wonder the children hated it! I should hate it myself if I had to live in this room long.”

u. “The two little girls had not met before, and made friends on the train. They shared a square of chocolate, and took alternate bites at an apple. Their names were Penny and Primrose. Penny was thin and dark and taller, possibly older, than Primrose, who was plump and blond and curly. Primrose had bitten nails, and a velvet collar on her dressy green coat. Penny had a bloodless transparent paleness, a touch of blue in her fine lips.”

 

 

Section Two: Quote Significance, Short Response

For this section, choose three (3) the quotes from the section above and describe in detail the significance of each quote. The quotes you choose can be the same ones you chose to identify in Section One. When explaining the importance of the quote, be sure to think about how the excerpt represents the text as a whole, how it connects to the big ideas that we have discussed in class—and, of course, how it relates to your own ideas. (Aim for approximately 150-200 words per response.)

Section Three: Essay Questions, Long Response

For this section, choose two (2) questions to answer exhaustively. You may incorporate ideas we have discussed in class into your answers, as well as your own ideas and argumentation—or ideas you learned in other classes that relate. Reference other texts we have read if you need to make a comparison! However, please be careful NOT to summarize the stories; instead, use direct quotes from the text to illustrate your ideas. If you summarize, you will not receive credit. (These answers should be longer than the short response section, closer to 350-400 words per response.)

a. What is the message of the poem “Leda and the Swan”? In other words, offer an analysis of the poem “Leda and the Swan” by Yeats.

b. Traditional fairy tales often rely on symbolic objects, actions, settings, or characters. How is “The Thing in the Forest” like a fairy tale in this respect? How is it different? Are there figures of speech in this story that you would argue are not symbolic? Explain in detail. What does the fairy tale theme add or subtract from the story? Essentially, what is the purpose of the fairy tale theme here?

c. Clearly, Diana/WW can teach us about female independence and strength. I will NEVER deny that. However, I don’t think a gender argument is the only thing we can take from this film or these characters. So, tell me an original argument that you feel this film reveals that doesn’t involve cheesy/cliche lines we have all heard before. (Yes, this is from the study guide—I want you to take your answer and extend it.)

d. How is Helen of Troy connected to Greek mythology? In “Helen the Whore and the Curse of Beauty,” (this is in the Helen of Troy packet of the G drive) the author states that “Helen of Troy has been remembered, judged—and hated—by every age since she entered the written record 2,700 years ago.” How does the poem “Helen” by H. D. express this sentiment? Are there any connections to Atwood’s “Helen of Troy does Countertop Dancing”?

e. In “My Last Duchess,” was the Duke responsible for his first wife’s death in more ways than one? If so, why would he admit this to his future father-in-law? What is the significance of knowing the historical context of this poem?

f. In “The Birth-Mark,” Aylmer says to his wife, “Even Pygmalion, when his sculptured woman assumed life, felt not greater ecstasy than mine will be” (par. 19). How does this literary allusion to the myth of Pygmalion enhance the meaning of “The Birth-Mark”? Is this allusion ironic, given what happens to Alymer’s project to make his wife perfect?

g. Another one for “The Birth-Mark”: Look closely at the setting of the story, from the laboratory to the boudoir. Note the similes, metaphors, and other figures of speech that help characterize these places. How do these different patterns of imagery contribute to the symbolism of the story? to an allegorical reading of the story?

h. In “Hades Welcomes His Bride,” how does the dramatic monologue poem genre reveal to the audience known or unknown traits, characteristics, etc.about Hades and his relationship with Persephone?

i. Write me the best essay you can about your favorite film you don’t think I have seen. Bonus points (3 MAX) if I actually haven’t seen it.

j. OPTIONAL: In Gaiman’s “Freya’s Unusual Wedding,” why is it important that Freya is portrayed as a strong female who does not obey Thor and Loki’s demands? How does this contradict everything Greek mythology teaches us about women?