ENG 102

  1. Difference between analysis and summary
    Analysis- process of breaking a complex topic or substance into smaller parts to gain a better understanding of it.

    Summary- synopsis, or recap is a shorter version of the original.
  2. Order and definition of each plot category
    • 1.) Exposition: basic info readers need to understand the events that follow
    • 2.) Crisis: a peak in the story's action, moment of tension or importance
    • 3.) Climax: point of greatest tension, scene that presents a story's decisive action or event
    • 4.) Resolution (Denouement): draws action to a close and ties up loose ends
  3. Dynamic and static characters
    Dynamic- grows and changes in the course of a story (Ex: Sammy decides to speak out in "A&P")

    Static- may face same challenges as dynamic character, but remains unchanged (Ex: Cinderella)
  4. Why is historical setting important in Persepolis?
    - Understanding of the story

    - Establishes a story's social, cultural, economic and political environment

    - Helps to explain the character's emotional state/events that take place
  5. Stream-of-Consciousness; Why is it used?
    Definition- mimics thought, allowing ideas to run into one another so the reader can follow and participate in the narrator's thought process

    Used- to help create an atmosphere that is important to the story's plot or theme (Ex: mental state, sexual tension, etc.)
  6. Difference between formal and informal diction
    Formal- charcterized by elaborate, complex sentences; a learned vocab; and a serious, objective, detached tone

    Informal- consistent with everyday speech as characterized by sland, contradicitions, incomplete sentences, etc.
  7. Difference between allegory and symbol
    Symbol- a person, object, place, action or event that, in addition to its literal meaning, suggests a more complex meaning or range of meaning

    Allegory- communicates a doctrine, message or moral principle by making it into a narrative in which the characters personify ideas, concepts, qualities or other abstractions
  8. Why do you revise 3 times? What do you do in each revision?
    Revise 3 times: to cover the entire paper in chunks so you don't miss anything

    • First- essay-wide issues
    • Second- paragraph-specific issues
    • Third- sentence level issues
  9. What kind of revision should be done during Higher-Order Revision?
    Revision of thesis or focus, audience and purpose, organization, and development
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ENG 102
English 102 Exam for Spring '10