Bailey.Bryan.SQ3.graded - Week 3 Study Questions DIRECTIONS...

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Week 3 Study Questions DIRECTIONS: 1. Save this assignment in either Word or Rich Text with the following name: Your Last Name. First Name. SQ3. 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, be sure you have read the Reading Notes carefully to get an overview of each of the poets.) Thomas Hardy Hap ( Reading Tip: When reading this poem, take careful note of the phrase “If but” at the beginning of the poem and “But not so” at the beginning of the third stanza.) 1. According to Hardy, what causes things to happen in this world? What does not? Support. (What does "Hap" mean?) I think Hardy feels like “ crass casualty” what does this phrase mean to you? causes things to happen in this world. It is not however; a “vengeful god” whom Hardy seems to feel would be better. He says, “ if but for some vengeful god would call to me, from up the sky and laugh…then would I bear it, clench myself and die, steeled by the sense of ire unmerited…but not so, how arrives it joy lies slain…crass casualty obstructs the sun and rain…” Good, but explain the lines you’re quoting so I know you understand them.
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2. Why would the notion of a "vengeful god" appeal to the speaker? I think the notion of a “vengeful god” would appeal to the speaker because there would be some sense of order. Hardy says, “…half-eased in that a Powerfuller than I, had willed and meted me the tears I shed.” I believe he feels that even though vengeful, a god would be better that just random chance. True. Hardy did not believe in God--vengeful or otherwise, just unfeeling chance (crass casualty), but if he did, he could turn to God in anger and blame him for the undeserved pain he was enduring. However, he thinks that random chance causes everything and he could just as easily have had “blisses strewn around his path” as the pain he now endures had the dice throw been different. It was just his bad luck. 3. Do you agree with Hardy? (For example: How did you come to be in the relationships you have now? Was it chance or something else? In the more unhappy episodes of your life, could you just as easily have had good luck? In the fortunate circumstances, could it just as easily have turned out badly?) I would like to believe that vengeful or not, that there is a higher power
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