AP English Language and Composition 6.6 Passage Drill
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AP English Language and Composition 6.6 Passage Drill. With what does the author contrast "Mechanical Art"?
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All right, here's the poem. Read it. Weep. [Passage appears on screen]
The word "overwrought" in line 42 acts as which of the following?
And here are the potential answers.
All right, so we need to look at line 42 and determine
what the word "overwrought" is doing there.
First, it'd be good to know what the word means in the first place. [The question along with options appears on the screen]
It looks like "overweight," but we somehow doubt the writer's
talking about portly maidens here. [Yin and yang sign spins on the screen]
Uh, you know, the urn is only so big.
The "over" prefix generally accentuates the word it's attached to, [Smiling angel and devil appears on the screen]
so "overwrought" means very... something.
We've probably seen the word "wrought" in "wrought iron," [Juicer splatters juice on canvas and creates a painting]
which is iron that's been beaten and shaped.
Well, basically, it's been through the ringer.
So if the word "overwrought" is assigned to a person,
it's saying something like, [A train transforms into a robot]
"that person is very agitated or stressed out."
But is that what it means here?
Or are they trying to pull one over on us? [Smelter & forge and steam engine appears besides author]
If we look at line 42,
"Of marble men and maidens overwrought,"
we could be talking about men and maidens who are stressed out.
They certainly don't appear to have much hair left.
But look at the next line,
"With forest branches and the trodden weed;". [Authors waves from a train engine]
So these maidens are overwrought with [Angry author throws skeleton from train]
forest branches and weeds.
In other words, they're overdecorated with their various [Robot kicks skeleton]
twigs and whatnot.
Either way, it's definitely an adjective and not a verb,
so we can nix options D and E for sure.
And we already established that it's the men and maidens the word is describing, [The author angrily points to skeleton and hugs train engine]
so it looks like B is our answer.
So, yeah, apparently people liked to dress in shrubbery back then.
There's no accounting for taste. [Two hands hold together]
[ say what? ]