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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.” 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. 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
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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.
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