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Read-along Questions for Fall 2016

Material assigned for your reading in the textbooks, electronic reserve, handouts, or on a webpage, or any material we discuss in lecture--these will all be fair game for the mid-term and final examinations. However, as and if time permits, I will hastily post more specific read-along questions. These materials might help you review for examinations, but their main purpose is they allow you to double-check that you actually understand what you are reading as you read it. In English 201, I will might draw material for pop quizzes from these read-along questions and from the weekly "concept" lists of vocabulary. Remember that each week's vocabulary or concepts listed in the syllabus is available in alphabetical order on the class website. NB: because of the haste with which these materials are posted after lectures, typos might persist. Don't let any such mistakes confuse you. You can find materials for English 201, some English 301 materials, English 328 materials, and English 362 materials.

English 328: Advanced Grammar, Composition, and History of the English Language (History Component).

328 Final Study Guide for Fall 2011
Sample Final Examinations from Fall 2009, Fall 2008, and Fall 2010.
Dates Every Student in English 328 Should Know
Baugh, Chapter One
Baugh, Chapter Two
Baugh, Chapter Three
Baugh, Chapter Four
Baugh, Chapter Five
Baugh, Chapter Six
Baugh, Chapter Seven
Baugh, Chapter Eight
Baugh, Chapter Nine
Baugh, Chapter Ten
Baugh, Chapter Eleven

English 328: Advanced Grammar, Composition, and History of the English Language (Grammar Component)

Diagramming Sentences in Kolln and Funk
Kolln, Chapter One
Kolln, Chapter Two
Kolln, Chapter Three
Kolln, Chapter Four
Kolln, Chapter Five
Kolln, Chapter Six
Kolln, Chapter Seven
Kolln, Chapter Eight
Kolln, Chapter Nine
Lord of the Rings Diagramming Quiz (PDF file)
Diagram like a Roman! (PDF file)


English 201: Writing and Literary Studies II

Homer's The Odyssey
Sappho's poetry and fragments
Genesis Excerpts (not covered this term)
Job Excerpts (not covered this term)
Psalms Excerpts (not covered this term)
Plato's "Allegory of the Cave"
Aeschylus' Agamemnon
Sophocles' Oedipus Rex (not covered this term)
Sophocles' Antigonê (not covered this term)
Virgil's Aeneid
Saint Augustine's Confessions

Anglo-Saxon Riddles (not covered this term)
The Wife's Lament
(not covered this term)
Marie de France's Guigemar
Marie de France's Bisclavret
Excerpts from Dante's Inferno
Chaucer's The General Prologue (first half)
Chaucer's The General Prologue (second half)
Chaucer's Wife of Bath's Prologue
Chaucer's The Wife of Bath's Tale
Excerpts from Julian of Norwich's Revelations of Divine Love
Excerpts from Margery Kempe's The Book of Margery Kempe
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (Fitt I--Borroff Translation)
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (Fitt II--Borroff Translation)
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (Fitt III--Borroff Translation)
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (Fitt IV--Prose Translation)

Petrarch's Sonnet #3
Shakespeare's Sonnet Selections
Excerpts from Aemilia Lanyer's Salve Deus, Rex Judaeorum (not covered this term)
Queen Elizabeth's Selections
Shakespeare's Hamlet (not covered this term)
Shakespeare's King Lear (not covered this term)
Shakespeare's Richard III (not covered this term)
John Donne's "The Flea," "A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning," and Meditation 17.
Milton, Areopagitica and Paradise Lost

English 362: Survey of Early British Literature (note: Many of these study questions are based on the Norton edition. We will be using the Longman anthology this term, so certain discrepancies may appear in the wording of quotations and translations.)

Sample midterm examination from previous years
Dates Every Brit Lit Student Should Know

Bede, "Caedmon's Hymn"
Anonymous, "The Wanderer"
Anonymous, Beowulf: Part I
Anonymous, Beowulf: Part II
Anonymous, Beowulf: Part III
Anonymous, "The Dream of the Rood"
Anonymous, "The Battle of Maldon"
Anonymous, "Judith" (Longman Anthology)
Anonymous, "Wulf and Eadwacer" and "The Wife's Lament"
Marie de France, "Lanval"
Marie de France, "Fables" (not covered this term)
Marie de France, "Bisclavret"
Marie de France, "Equitan"
"Pwyll, Prince of Dyfed" from The Mabinogion
"Branwen, Daughter of Llyr" from The Mabinogion
"Lludd and Lleuelys" from The Mabinogion (not covered this term)
Dafydd ap Gwilym, various readings
Chaucer's General Prologue, First Half
Chaucer's General Prologue, Second Half
Chaucer's Miller's Prologue and Tale
Chaucer's Nun's Priest's Tale
Chaucer's Pardoner's Tale (Longman edition)
Chaucer's Retraction
Langland, Piers Plowman
Anonymous, Middle English Lyrics
Anonymous, "Exile of the Sons of Uisliu" from The Táin (not covered this term)
Before The Táin Bó Cuialnge (Kinsella translation, pp. 1-50)
The Táin Bó Cuialnge (First Half)
Excerpts from "The Ancrene Riwle" (not covered this term)
Julian of Norwich, A Book of Showings (not covered this term)
Margey Kempe, The Book of Margery Kempe (not covered this term)
The Wakefield Master's Second Shepherd's Play
Everyman (not covered this term)
Malory's Le Morte D'Arthur
Spenser's The Fairy Queene, Book 1, Cantos I-IV,
Spenser's The Fairy Queene, Book 1, Cantos V-VIII.
Castiglione's The Courtier (not covered this term)
Marlowe's The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus
John Donne Readings #2: "The Flea," and "Valediction Forbidding Mourning," and Meditation 17
Shakespeare Sonnets
Shakespeare, King Lear
Shakespeare, Twelfth Night
Robert Herrick, Readings
George Herbert, Readings (TBA)
Andrew Marvell, "To His Coy Mistress"
Milton, Various Longer Readings (Areopagitica, Paradise Lost)
Milton, "When I Consider How My Light is Spent" (not covered this term)
Milton, Paradise Lost I-II
Milton, Paradise Lost V-VIII (TBA)
Milton, Paradise Lost IX-X (TBA)
Milton, Paradise Lost XII (TBA)
Aphra Behn, "The Disappointment" and Oronooko
Pepys' Diary
Kant, "What is Enlightenment?" (text available as a PDF handout or on Blackboard
Pope: Rape of the Lock
Swift, "A Modest Proposal"
Swift, "Abolishing Christianity" (not covered this term)
Swift, Gulliver's Travels, Part 3 (TBA)
Swift, Gulliver's Travels, Part 4 (TBA)
Steel, excerpts from The Tatler (TBA)
Addison excerpts from The Spectator (TBA)
Johnson, excerpts from The Rambler (TBA)
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary excerpts (TBA)
Thompson's "Ode: Rule Brittania" (not covered this term)
Gray, "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard" (not covered this term)


English 301: Writing and Literary Studies III (incomplete: under construction!)

Sample 301 Midterm Examination (offline)
Sample 301 Final from previous year (offline)
Study Guide and Possible Prompts (offline)

Pope, An Essay on Man
Pope, The Rape of the Lock
Kant, "What is Enlightenment?"
Swift, Gulliver's Travels, Part III
Swift, "A Modest Proposal"
Voltaire, Candide
Astell, "A Serious Proposal to the Ladies"
Montague, "To the Countess of Bute"
Montague,"Selected Turkish Embassy Letters"
Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (TBA)
Rowlandson, "A Narrative of the Captivity and Restauration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson"

John Keats, various poems
Samuel Coleridge, "Kubla Khan"
Thoreau, "Walden"
Hawthorne, "Young Goodman Brown"
Walt Whitman, Song of Myself
Emily Dickinson, various poems

Crane, "The Open Boat."
Tennyson's "Ulysses"
Yeats, various poems
Owen, "Dulce et Decorum Est"


Hemingway, "A Clean Well-Lighted Place"
T.S. Eliot, "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock."
Joyce, "The Dead"
Hurston, "Sweat"
Louise Erdrich, "The Red Convertible"


English 451: Chaucer

The Book of the Duchess
Troilus and Criseyde
(excerpts fr. Book I, lines 1-431)
Troilus and Criseyde
(excerpts fr. Book II, lines 1-49, lines 918-1209)
Troilus and Criseyde
(excerpts fr. Book III)
Troilus and Criseyde
(Book IV)
Troilus and Criseyde
(excerpts fr. Book V)
The General Prologue (first part)
The General Prologue (second part)
Chaucer's Boece--(not covered this term)
The Knight's Prologue and Tale
The Miller's Prologue Tale
The Reeve's Prologue and Tale
The Cook's Prologue and Tale
The Wife of Bath's Prologue
The Wife of Bath's Tale
The Clerk's Prologue and Tale
The Merchant's Prologue and Tale
The Franklin's Prologue and Tale
The Shipman's Tale
The Second Nun's Prologue and Tale
The Prioress's Prologue and Tale
Chaucer's Tale of Sir Thopas
The Friar's Tale
The Summoner's Tale
Melibee (skim through it to get a sample of its flavor--not covered in depth this term)
The Monk's Tale (skim through it to get a sample of its flavor--not covered in depth this term)
The Pardoner's Tale
The Manciple's Tale
The Nun's Priest's Tale
Parson's Prologue and Parson's Tale (skim through it--not covered in depth this term)
Chaucer's Retraction

English 451: Writers of Courtly Love

Marie de France, "Guigemar"
Marie de France, "Lanval"
Marie de France, "Fables"
Marie de France, "Bisclavret"
Marie de France, "Equitan"
construction icon Marie de France, "Les Deus Amanz"
The Wife of Bath's Prologue
The Wife of Bath's Tale
The Franklin's Prologue and Tale
Chaucer's Tale of Sir Thopas




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