RAPE OF THE LOCK

RAPE OF THE LOCK

1. Read the entire text carefully and flag and/or annotate important passages.

Consider turning in a “hotspots” annotation of the text for extra-credit.

2. Choose one of the suggested critical approaches to the key text you have

selected. Consider carefully the typical questions a reader would use to

approach a text from this particular critical perspective. (Follow the links in the

table below to the Purdue OWL’s pages on each critical approach where you will

find a bulleted list of critical questions.) If you are not familiar with literary

criticism, or have another idea for a critical approach to the paper, make an

appointment to discuss your idea before you begin to write.