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Formative Essays


Formative Essay 1
Instructions

Choose any ONE passage, which can be accessed by clicking on the picture below, and write an essay, not exceeding 2,000 words, focusing on close textual reading. You may wish to comment on the literary discourse, point of view, use of images, symbols, allegory and metaphors, event and situation, voice, narrative technique, characterization, the space and time co-ordinates of the extract, literary allusions, tradition and innovation of form, among a range of other issues.

A word processed paper copy must be submitted to your tutor in the seminar in Week 5.
Please also make sure that your submission adheres to the conventions set out in this Sample Document (PDF Document).
Formative Essay 1

If you are an Erasmus or part-year visiting student you are not required to complete the formative essays but you may do so if you wish.


Formative Essay 2


Please follow the instructions here carefully before proceeding with the essay. For the second formative assignment you are being asked to write an essay, not exceeding 2,000 words, in response to one of the essay questions contained in the file below. You are not expected to read secondary sources to support your ideas.

  • A word processed paper copy must be submitted to your tutor in the seminar in Week 8. I
  • Please also make sure that your submission adheres to the conventions set out in this Sample Document (PDF Document).
  • Information on MLA Style can be found here.
  • If you are a part-year visiting or Erasmus student you are not required to complete the formative essays but you may do so if you wish.

Essay Titles (PDF Document)

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Formative Essay 1

Instructions

Choose any ONE passage, which can be accessed by clicking on the picture below, and write an essay, not exceeding 2,000 words, focusing on close textual reading. You may wish to comment on the literary discourse, point of view, use of images, symbols, allegory and metaphors, event and situation, voice, narrative technique, characterization, the space and time co-ordinates of the extract, literary allusions, tradition and innovation of form, among a range of other issues.

  • A word processed paper copy must be submitted to your tutor in the seminar in Week 5.
  • Please also make sure that your submission adheres to the conventions set out in this Sample Document (PDF Document).
  • Information on MLA Style can be found here (but view Sample Document above first).

Formative Essay 1


If you are an Erasmus or part-year visiting student you are not required to complete the formative essays but you may do so if you wish.