AP English Language and Composition 8.1 Passage Drill

AP English Language and Composition 8.1 Passage Drill. What best describes the authorial tone in this passage?

AP English Language and CompositionPassage Drill
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Tone and Point of ViewTone

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well here we go Patching haven't looked on and on

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weed Bryan hayes mecca melanie a neighbour in american society

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this goes on and on doesn't aren't can't philosopher candor

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here's our question what best describes the authority tone in

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this passage and here the potential answers are full of

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grease mother resentful is a pretty strong word that suggests

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feelings of bitterness and anger based on a perception of

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being treated unfairly Well at no point in the reading

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does that tone suggest the author feels bitter or angry

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She just seems a bit annoyed both since her feelings

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or less intense than bitterness and anger answer is clearly

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not what we're looking for and since we've established that

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the authors tone isn't very angry we can knock out

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any other answers that contain that word as well Audio's

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seat how about b Is our author critical but hopeful

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Well when someone is critical about something they tend to

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express their disapproval In her first sense the author suggests

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that when a european visits america a siri's of tyranny

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is set in action against them to say that anyone

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who visits america faces tyranny or oppressiveness sounds pretty critical

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unless they happen to take a detour of the d

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m v voting in line forty She uses such words

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as annoying irk sameness and stubborn those sound like judgmental

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words to us not to mention they kind of staying

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and let's not forget the second part of the answer

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hopeful As we read the last paragraph the author suggests

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that if american can get over itself and the rest

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of europe might be willing to welcome one of the

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finest countries on earth into european fellowship good american this

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might not sound all that great but to a british

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travel author there's nothing a young and fresh faced country

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like ours could hope for more That makes me the

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correct answer and who knows Maybe the author just needs

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to find some common ground with america May we suggest 00:02:04.96 --> [endTime] a board game night