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FLS TMA COVER FORM (2007/2008)

Course No: A319 Course Title: Literature in the Modern World TMA No: 04
Task: Assessing the ways in which Yeat’s The Dreaming of the Bones and one of the “End of Empire”
poets use history as a way of representing or understanding their present [see page 02]

Part (I): STUDENT INFORMATION (to be completed by student)


1. Name: 2. Registration No:
3. Section No: 4. Tel. : 5. E-mail:
I confirm that the work presented here is my own and is not copied from any source.
Student's signature:

Part (II): TUTOR'S REMARKS (to be completed by tutor)


Tutor's name: Signature:
Date TMA received: Date returned:
TUTOR'S REMARKS:

Mark Allocated STUDENT MARK


to TMA
For Content Marks deducted (for Mark Earned Mark (out of 8.75)
8.75% (mark out of lang. & communication out of 100 [Mark out of 100 x 8.75
100 ) errors: a max of 30%) divided by 100)

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TMA04
Cut-off date: End of week 13

No. of words required: 2000 words

Question/Prompt:
Part of the project of Block 6 requires that we return to texts read earlier in the course
and reconsider the relationship between history and literature in these texts. In an
essay of approximately 2000 words, assess the ways in which Yeat’s The Dreaming of
the Bones and one of the “End of Empire” poets use history as a way of representing
or understanding their present.

Guidance for students:


This TMA is calling for a synthesis approach. This means that you must understand
the different part of the question, and put them together by establishing or highlighting
a meaningful relationship between the different parts.

What are the different parts of this question and where are they discussed in our
course? [NB: Some of what you use will depend on which poem(s) you choose]:

 The relationship between history and literature (Block 6)


 End of Empire poetry (Block 4)
 Yeats and history (Block 2)
 Audio CDs (#s 6, 7, and 8)

Once you have reviewed the above material, you will need to devise a thesis statement
– this is your particular approach to this TMA question. You may decide to focus on a
particular issue such as language, identity (Englishness and/or Irishness), gender). It
may also be useful to consider ideological factors by asking yourself questions such
as:
° Is history neutral or coloured by a particular writer’s class, race or gender or
national identity?
° Does or how does the historical moment in which we write affect how and what
we write?
° How does it affect how and what we read? How is our response to a work
affected by some knowledge of the circumstances of its origin, publication and
reception?
° Does literature offer unique and lasting insights into the time of its appearance?

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