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RRS.

English Literature 9695

PASSAGE BASED QUESTION
Text: Poetry Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century
1. Comment closely on the following poem, discussing Drayton’s exploration of the love that he
has lost.
SONNET 61: MICHEAL DRAYTON
2. Comment closely on the following extract, focussing in particular on how it expresses the
development of Waller’s view of how he sees the woman like a Rose.
EDMUND WALLER: SONG. GO, LOVELY ROSE!
3. Comment closely on the language and form of the following poem, paying particular
attention to the ways in which Lady Mary Worth expresses her response to the idea of Carpe
Diem in this particular poem.
LADY MARY WORTH: SONNET 11

Text: Richard 3, William Shakespeare
4. Comment closely on the following scene and its presentation of the relationship between
Richard 3 and Queen Anne at this point in the play.
Act 1 Scene 2. Line 142- 225
5. With close reference to the following scene, show how Queen Margaret acts as a prophetess
to the future happening in the play.
Act 1 Scene 3. Line 188-246
6. With close reference to character, language and action in the following passage, consider
the effect that Clarence’s appearance in his cell, prior to his death might have on the
audience, just before his death.
Act1 Scene 4. Line 1- 75
7. With particular reference to the language and action of the following passage, comment
closely on the importance of the two princes and their relationship with Richard.
Act 3 Scene1. Line 96 -150




RRS. English Literature 9695

Text: Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen
8. Discuss the effectiveness of the following passage, considering the methods Austen employs
to create dramatic effects.
Chapter: 16. Pg 86-87 (Collins Classics)
From: On Edward’s side, more particularly there was a deficiency of all that a lover
ought to look and say on such an occasion. He was, confused, seemed scarcely
sensible...
To: end of chapter
9. Paying close attention to the language and narrative voice, write a critical appreciation of
the following passage, considering its significance to the novel as a whole.
Chapter: 16. Pg 304-306(Collins Classics)
From: ‘I insist on hearing the whole of it,’ he replied.
To: ‘I have heard it all. And how you will explain away any part of your guilt in that
dreadful business, I confess is beyond my comprehension.’
10. Write a critical appreciation of the following passage, commenting in particular on Austen’s
presentation of the importance of letters as an apposite form of communication of her time.
Chapter: 29. Pg 176-178(Collins Classics)
From: Elinor said no more, and turning again to the three letters which now raised a
much stronger curiosity than before, directly ran over the contents of all.
To: ...observed to her that they contained nothing but what anyone would have
written in the same situation.

11. Discuss the effectiveness of the following passage, considering the methods Austen employs
to create Elinor’s distinctive personality.
Chapter: 29. Pg 133- 134 (Collins Classics)
From: The necessity of concealing from her mother and Marianne, what has been
entrusted in confidence to herself...
To: ... And as she could now have nothing more painful to hear on the subject than
had already been told, she did not mistrust her own ability of going through a repetition
of particulars with composure.