AP English Language and Composition 8.10 Passage Drill

AP English Language and Composition 8.10 Passage Drill. The style of the passage as a whole can be best described as what?

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blah blah blah blah blah What All right the style

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of the passages hole can best be described as what

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Okay the style here the potential answers there's a chatty

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formal personal stern All right well here's another one of

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those questions that gives us two chances to eliminate an

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answer instead of only one Don't we just love those

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let's Take answer a for example in this passage is

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the author certainly took the classic approach of why say

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something clearly in ten words if you can confuse everybody

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with one hundred with that in mind we could easily

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say that the passage was chatty However the definition of

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the word flippant is not showing a serious or respectful

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attitude throughout the passage the author makes it very clear

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how serious she is about her subject so answer it

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doesn't fit Similarly the first part of answer b would

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work since the author is very correct in her use

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of language and grammar but formal will formally usually implies

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very strict use of convention or etiquette like starting a

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sense with similarly the way the author kind of pokes

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fun at the french and the italians as well as

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her own british culture isn't really done formally so again

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half the answer disqualifies answer b as faras answer egos

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the other is providing her analysis of american culture versus

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european culture but it's all kind of based on opinions

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She makes no effort to see things from the american

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point of view to be objective and author would have

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to be uninfluenced by personal feelings or opinions and that

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clearly doesn't happen here so we're left with c and

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d to us twenty first century people the language used

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might sound stern In fact there are times we can

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hear a bizarro mary poppins speaking to us through the

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words on the page However for the time in which

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this piece was written the language falls a bit short

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of being stearns Meanwhile the author uses the words i

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and we several times throughout the passage Writing an article

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in the first person is usually meant to give the

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reader a sense of personal connection Also there's no denying

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that the author is super earnest or sincere in what

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she's saying well with both descriptions fit in the bill

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it looks like we have our answer in c now

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let's just hope we never see That version of mary 00:02:22.325 --> [endTime] poppins again she's kind of scary