ENGLISH 452 ESSAY EXAM
Dr. Bruce R. Magee
Essay questions. Answer four of the questions below. Use
complete sentences and good grammar.
Write from memory 10 verses and analyze their meaning in
a well-written paragraph. Indicate which passage you are using by
book, chapter, & verse (John 5:1-10, for example).
on allegory give you the four levels of allegory as understood by the
medieval church. Pick one passage in the Bible and analyze the four
levels of allegory as they apply to that passage.
Select a passage from the Old Testament & compare it
to a passage from the New Testament, showing the typological link between
them. Suggest a typological connection for the modern reader to make
Discuss the motif of sibling rivalry in Genesis. Which
rivalries foreshadow later international conflicts?
Discuss the allegorical links between the relationship of
Hosea to Gomer and of God to Israel. (You don't need the 4-fold medieval
allegory here - just the one-to-one correspondances.
Discuss the allegorical links in the parable of the prodigal
son. (You don't need the 4-fold medieval allegory here - just the one-to-one
Name and define five poetic devices & give an example
EXTRA CREDIT: Write from memory up to 20 verses
for up to 10 points of extra credit. Partial credit is possible. Indicate
which passage you are using by book, chapter, & verse (John 5:1-10,
for example). Do NOT use the
same verses you used in #1 above. You may use different lines from
the same poem.