English Quiz 2 Outline Essay

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ENG 114.C62 Literature and Composition: Reading Culture

QUIZ 2 GUIDELINES (October 23, 2014)

The quiz will cover the material from the following sources:
Module 2: PP slides “The Dragon of Wantley”. ballad is a form of verse, often a narrative set to music
The language of humour requires:
-- incongruity that applies to any kind of stylistic twist in a pattern of language or any situation where there is mismatch between what someone says and what they mean.
-- incongruity situated in any layer of linguistic structure
PURPOSE: to amuse the reader
DICTION: by choice of words, figurative language, and sounds.
I. Neutral words (light, house, story)
II. Literary words denoting historical phenomena which are no longer in use (e.g., "vassal"). These are historical words. used in poetry (e.g., "steed" for "horse"; "quoth" for "said"; "woe" for "sorrow"). These are poetic words. in the course of language history ousted by newer synonymic words (such as "whereof = of which; "to deem" = to think) or forms ("maketh" = makes; "thou wilt" = you will). These are archaic words (archaic forms proper.
III. Colloquial words vulgarisms = coarse words, dialectal words, slang “cutie”
Archaic Words:
Obsolescent words- words are rarely used ex. Thou, thy, thou makest, wilt
Obsolete words- out of use but recognised by English Speakers ex. Nay, whereof, me thinks
Archaic Words Proper – Modern synonyms ex. Troth=faith, befall=happen
Poetic Function to create a higher effect.
Depiction of events of present day life
A stylistic device to cause humorous effect
Historical Words- no synonyms, never disappear from the language, out of use in modern times.
Creation of a realistic background.
Outlandish – 1. looking or sounding bizarre or unfamiliar; 2. (archaic) foreign, alien.

Summary of Dragon of Wantley:
Dragon slaying knight, Hercules, in Yorkshire, obtains a suit of spiked armour and gives the dragon a fatal kick to the “arse gut” which is its only vulnerable spot as the dragon explains with its dying breath.

Module 3: PP slides “Principles of Composition. Essay Writing. …”. comma splice occurs when two independent clauses are joined with only a comma (,), rather than with a semicolon (;).
A run-on (fused) sentence is not a single sentence but two sentences run together. fragment is a group of words that is not an acceptable sentence, either major or minor, but that is punctuated as if it were a sentence thesis statement is that which identifies your topic and points the way to what you want to say about it. It is a crucial part of the planning or “pre-writing” stage. [MESSAGE]
Drafting is the stage of a written work in which the writer begins to develop a more cohesive product. (Task of dracting: FINDING THE RIGHT WORDS)
Revision is the stage in the writing process where the writer reviews, alters, and amends her or his message
Editing improved draft by correcting errors and making the message clearer and more effective. (rewriting sentences or elements of the text)
Proofreading last step, assure the text is presentable (Minor spelling, punctuation, grammar change)
Unity singleness of purpose, 1 paragraph = 1 idea
Coherence connection of ideas, organization, transitional devises
A beginning of the paragraph must introduce the main idea and include a topic sentence.
Emphasis the ending #1 and beginning #2 of a paragraph.
Variety of paragraph length, patterns of development, transitional devices
Sources used in the essay must be complete, accurate and clear.
MLA = Name-Page Method
Txtb. The Canadian Writer’s Handbook (Part I. Essentials of composition, pp. 2-25; Part VI. 37a. Documentation*, pp. 245-261).
A thesis statement leads off an outline.
In-Text: “……”(pg.245).  Printed Source
Works Cited: Hardy, Thomas. The 3 Strangers. Great Britain (publishing place). Wordsword Classics (Publisher). 1995(Year Published). Print.
In-Text: “…....” (author, pg)  Electronic
Works Cited: Hardy, Thomas. The 3 Strangers. 1883…