On a Word document, write a paragraph on TEN OF THE FIFTEEN TERMS BELOW making sure to 1) define and explain, and 2) provide an example from the primary text reading to illustrate your understanding. Primary text means the words BY the author we studied (Sophocles, for example), not the reading we did ABOUT Sophocles. Upload your completed document by the deadline stated above.
You should use your book (the Norton Anthology) and materials LIKE Lectures/Points to Ponder I put on Moodle to help you. You must use one of the texts I assigned.
DO NOT outside/online resources. IF YOU USE ANY OUTSIDE/ONLINE SOURCES TO ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS (AND REMEMBER THAT THESE ARE VERY EASY FOR ME TO LOCATE) YOU WILL FAIL THE EXAM, POSSIBLY THE COURSE, AND I WILL TURN YOU IN TO VPAA HINES FOR PLAGIARISM/ CHEATING.
Follow these guidelines:
Number your responses and state the term you’re responding to.
Write at least five complete sentences for each one.
You must use a short direct quotation from the primary text you’re using as an example (this means from the literature we read, not the background information we read about the literature)and you must CITE it (Author Page). This must be introduced (author and text) and documented correctly: For example, in The Odyssey, Homer writes “I am Odysseus, Laertes’ son, known for my many clever tricks and lies” (245).
If you use a direct quotation from the book to define the terms, then you must document this, too.
Do NOT use the same text OR author more than once. There are usually multiple correct examples to choose from for each.
Here’s an example of the format:
1. heroic elegy
TERM: heroic elegy–a looking back in time with sorrow and resignation to a more heroic time, using the heroic Beowulf as the lens by which we can see the gear-dagas (days of yore/olden days). (Holland-Toll Lecture)TEXT: BeowulfEXPLANATION: The idea of a heroic elegy in Beowulf occurs throughout the poem, best exemplified through the lens of Beowulf’s life; when he is a young man, his war-band is loyal and courageous, supporting him in the battle with Grendel and refusing to leave the mere in which he is fighting Grendel’s mother, although Beowulf has been under water the entire day. Fifty winters later, when, as an aged man, he sallies forth to fight a dragon which is destroying his land and harming his people, nine out of ten of his hand-picked warrior band forget their duty and honour and flee instead of supporting him. Wiglaf points out that he was a generous king who deserved the loyalty of him men, saying “Now the people may well expect a time of war/when the death of our king is known ( ll. 2911-13) This looking back in sorrow to the past is an important theme in Beowulf.
1. Lyric Poetry
3. Tragic Hero
9. Frame Narrative