ACT Reading 1.5 Prose Fiction
ACT Reading 1.5 Prose Fiction. Which of the following is the best definition for the word "posthumous" in line 67?
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But even if we can't figure it out from context clues, we can always break the word down...
Post... like postdated... postscript... postpartum depression... all things that are "after."
Let's keep that in mind as we go through the answer choices...
Could posthumous be used to describe an event occurring after the death of its originator?
The passage talks about how the narrator was born after his father died, so there's a
good chance this is it.
And there's that "after" word we're on the lookout for...
But moving on. What about B? Is it possible that posthumous is referring to David's orphanhood?
Probably not, since the rest of the passage specifically focuses on how the narrator feels
about his father being dead. Could posthumous mean that the narrator is
morbid or unlucky?
He might not be lucky, but again the passage is more about his dead father.
Is posthumous suppose to mean humorous or entertaining?
Not at all. Looks like A is our best option. Posthumous is referring to the fact that David
was born after his father died.
We knew our Latin would come in handy...