Bailey.Bryan.SQ3

Bailey.Bryan.SQ3 - Week 3 Study Questions DIRECTIONS: 1....

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
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” 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…” 2. Why would the notion of a "vengeful god" appeal to the speaker?
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
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. 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 looking over my life and me. I do not necessarily believe in chance…good or bad. In episodes of my life, things could have gone bad when they were going good…and vice versa. There are also times when things were going bad, that they just seemed to get worse. I still want to believe that there is a higher power who through my trials, tribulations, celebrations and prosperity, that he/she has had a hand in it. So the negative and positive experiences that we humans are doled out are to provide others and myself
Background image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

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.

Page1 / 6

Bailey.Bryan.SQ3 - Week 3 Study Questions DIRECTIONS: 1....

This preview shows document pages 1 - 3. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online