AP English Language and Composition 6.5 Passage Drill
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AP English Language and Composition 6.5 Passage Drill. The tone of paragraph 3 could best be described as what?
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All right, well, forget the Bee Gees.
Ask your parents about it when they have a break.
All right, from the poem, it can be inferred
that the author's attitude toward his youth is...
And here are the potential answers.
Read 'em and weep.
And that pause waiver thing... Yeah, we know it's annoying. Tough.
So this question wants to know what we can glean from the poem about
the author's opinion of youth.
Like, is he one of those guys that shakes his fist out the front door
and shouts, "You dang kids!"?
Or is he more the forever young type?
Yeah, that guy.
We aren't directed to any specific lines, so it's basically just asking us
to look at the poem as a whole and make a broad
determination about where the writer is coming from.
Does he exhibit
bittersweet regret over his mistakes?
If he does, he doesn't let us in on it.
There's no mention of past mistakes, so we can safely assume B
is not the correct answer.
So don't pick B unless you wanna regret one of your mistakes. Haha.
Is his attitude one of sadness and remorse?
Well, again, he can't be expressing remorse if the author hasn't
hinted what he might be remorseful about.
Since we aren't given a window into the speaker's past,
we can be certain it's not about regret or remorse.
So is his attitude one of joyous acceptance about youth's passing?
Well, as far as we know, there isn't a line of his poem that says,
in essence, "Oof. High school, am I right?
I wouldn't wanna do that again."
Nah. The speaker seems pretty hot on youth, as a matter of fact.
We doubt he would diss it. Is he cautious
or fearful for what youth imports for the future?
Well, in other words, does he think youth
is like a gateway drug to some awfulness in old age?
Well, no. There are no ominous warnings here about potential threats
or anything of the kind. So we can count E out.
So our answer must be A - nostalgia and longing.
Sure enough, that's exactly what the writer is going on and on and on about.
He sees youth encapsulated in the urn
and longs for the blissful simplicity of his own youth.
Back when he was, you know, in school
taking AP tests and whatnot.
[ sobbing ]