Bailey.Bryan.SQ2.gra - Module 2 Study Questions DIRECTIONS 1 Save this assignment in either Word or Rich Text with the following name Your Last

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Module 2 Study Questions DIRECTIONS: 1. Save this assignment in either Word or Rich Text with the following name: Your Last Name. First Name. SQ2. 2. Answer the questions following each poem and do not delete the questions: (Type your answer in a color other than this blue—which I will use in my response to your work. Alternatively, you can bold the answers, so that they are easily distinguishable from the questions.) 3. Answer each question fully with support. These are not “short answer” questions. You are expected to elaborate and support your responses. 4. Grading: The questions will be evaluated on the basis of the clarity and completeness of your original response. Unsupported responses will not receive a high grade. 5. Note: Using literary analysis you found on the internet or some other source in an assignment that requires your own original work is a form of plagiarism. (Before responding to these questions, read Tennyson/ Browning Reading Notes carefully.) Alfred Lord Tennyson: IN MEMORIAM Poem 54 1. In the first three stanzas, what does the speaker "trust" is true about life and death? Support with specific examples. Tennyson trusts that “somehow good will be the final goal of ill,” that “nothing walks with aimless feet” and that “not a worm is cloven in vain.” These stanzas shows Tennyson’s concerns that life not be for nothing that we not part this world in vain. As in the stanza that says, “that not a moth with vain desire, is shrivell’d in a fruitless fire.” Good reading of what he wants to believe. 2. In the fifth stanza, what does he say about his ability to know what is true? What does he compare himself to? Support with specific examples.
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Tennyson compares himself to a child in the fifth stanza. He says, “…but what am I? An infant crying in the night…” He says that while he doesn’t know anything, “he trusts that good shall fall, for all and that every winter will change to spring.” I think he is trying to say that while we don’t know much, we do know that things can change, like winter to spring. The speaker hopes that all death is part of a bigger plan (that not a worm is killed in vain) and that all death has a purpose that is grander than he can see, but the comparison to the infant in the last stanza shows us that he isn’t at all sure of what he said earlier. He hopes this is true, but compares himself to an infant who doesn’t know anything. Poem 55 1. What does the speaker think about God and nature? I think Tennyson feels that God and nature are at strife, as he states in the second stanza, “…Are God and Nature then at strife, that Nature lends such evil dreams? So careful of the type she seems, so careless of the single life.” It seems that Tennyson is concerned that one person is not on the radar of God’s larger design. He is disparaged that possibly his dear friend didn’t matter to God, that no man does. Very good reading. The speaker is grappling here with the idea that God has a purpose for all
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This note was uploaded on 07/14/2011 for the course NURS 3365 taught by Professor French during the Spring '11 term at UT Arlington.

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