Final (s12) - Rubrics Successful exams will answer each...

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Rubrics : Successful exams will answer each question with a well-developed, thoughtful essay rooted in close reading; you can and should compare and contrast texts when appropriate. Please keep in mind the historical context of each text as well as the arc of literary history as we’ve encountered it in the course. In addition to (and by way of) answering each question, your essays should demonstrate an understanding of the differences and continuities between realist, modernist, and post-modernist texts. The correct use of keywords from discussion *insofar as they aid your analysis* will signal your fluency in the language of the course (keywords would conclude historical terms like “Great Migration” and “third wave feminism,” as well as literary terms like “stream of consciousness,” “internal rhyme,” or “ekphrasis”). Question One (50 Points) Throughout the semester, we’ve seen examples of how American literature approached large national and historical dramas through small, intimate, familial ones. In the texts that we’ve
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