Critical essay

1

Which of the following statements is the best description of a good critical essay?

2

Which of the following should you try to do in a critical essay?

3

Which of the following definitions applies to the structure of a text?

4

Which of the following definitions applies to the theme of a text?

5

Which narrative voice is used in the line: We hoarded the fresh berries in the byre?

6

Which of the following must be included in the introductory paragraph of a critical essay?

7

Which of the following poetic techniques is used in this quotation?

She knows not what the curse may be, And so she weaveth steadily, And little other care hath she, The Lady of Shalott.

8

What function do you think the following sentence would have in a critical essay?

One of the key themes of Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’ is the contrast between appearance and reality.

9

What function do you think the following sentence would have in a critical essay?

Seamus Heaney writes that Once off the bush the fruit fermented, the sweet flesh would turn sour.

10

What function do you think the following sentence would have in a critical essay?

In his poem ‘Blackberry Picking’ Seamus Heaney examines how a young person’s attitude to nature develops as he grows up.