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English | Graded Assignment | Semester Test, Part 2 Name: Date: Graded Assignment Semester Test, Part 2 Read each question carefully. Answer in the space provided. Total score: ____ of 70 points (Score for Question 1: ___ of 15 points) 1. Consider the poems, short stories, and autobiographical pieces you read from the first half of the twentieth century during this semester. How did historical events and realities affect writers who were working during this time? What common threads did you observe in the works of these writers? Cite specific examples from various texts in your response. Answer: Type your answer here. (Score for Question 2: ___ of 20 points) 2. Consider the poems of the Harlem Renaissance that you read this semester. Why does the theme of freedom play such an important role in these works? How do different poems address this theme? Cite examples and images from three Harlem Renaissance poems in your response. Answer: Type your answer here. (Score for Question 3: ___ of 20 points) 3. What internal conflicts do the characters face in The Glass Menagerie? How do these conflicts result in the overall tension that exists in the Wingfield family? Describe how Tom, Laura, and Amanda cope with their conflicts and how their conflicts connect to the play’s theme of reality versus illusion. Answer: Type your answer here. (Score for Question 4: ___ of 15 points) 4. What do the pieces you read by Richard Rodriguez and Amy Tan illustrate about the immigrant experience in twentieth-century America? How are the children in these works different from their parents? Use specific examples from the text in your response. Answer: Type your answer here. © 2015 K12 Inc. All rights reserved. Copying or distributing without K12’s written consent is prohibited. Page 1 of 1
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English | Graded Assignment | Semester Test, Part 2

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Graded Assignment
Semester Test, Part 2
Read each question carefully. Answer in the space provided.
Total score: ____ of 70 points
(Score for Question 1: ___ of 15 points)
1. Consider the poems, short stories, and autobiographical pieces you read from the first half
of the twentieth century during this semester. How did historical events and realities affect
writers who were working during this time? What common threads did you observe in the
works of these writers? Cite specific examples from various texts in your response.
Answer:
It is particular that the history of poems, short stories and autobiographical pieces cannot be
understood without reference to the coexistence in the first half of the twentieth century. It was
characterized by modernism as well as traditional approaches to literature gotten from the Victorian
period. During the first half of the twentieth century, the modernist writers reacted against realism in
fiction. Furthermore, they utilized the remains of Romantic sentimentalism in poetry through the
introduction of technical innovations that could be utilized to observe realities from the point of view of
the irrational, the subconscious, the anti-sentimental as well as the highly individualistic. Besides,
writers were greatly influenced by the new post-war order. They had to explain the new historical reality
and the position of individuals. The writers had to make a choice between traditional literary models
which was appropriate for the transmission of accurate portrait of the individual in a changing society
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