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(iii) “Professor Garton Ash makes effective use of the languages of argument and persuasion to convince readers that today’s society needs more and better free speech.“ Do you agree with the above statement? Support your answer with reference to Professor Garton Ash’s use of the languages of argument and persuasion in the above text to convince readers that today’s society needs more and better free speech.
“The general vision and viewpoint is shaped by the reader’s feeling of optimism or pessimism in reading the text.”
In the light of the above statement, compare the general vision and viewpoint in at least two texts you have studied in your comparative course.
(a) Choose a key moment from one of your chosen texts and show how it influenced your understanding of the general vision and viewpoint. (in reference to A Doll’s house)
On a symbolic level, what is being suggested here about the nature of violence?
What is your first impression of the horse in this poem?
Pick two metaphors or similes from this poem that you liked and stae why you think they are effective.
‘But we, by a love so much refined’
Discuss the way in which the poet distinguishes the love that he and his wife share from the love that others experience. Do you think he is being honest about what matters most to his wife and himself?
What sort of view of love does this poem present?