AP English Literature and Composition 1.10 Passage Drill 1
AP English Literature and Composition 1.10 Passage Drill 1. The speaker's diction in this passage serves to characterize him as which of the following?
|AP English Literature and Composition||Diction and Syntax|
Passage Drill 1
|English||Diction and Syntax|
|English I EOC Assessment||Influence of Traditional Literature|
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Warning: while it's perfectly fine to do so within the confines of a test question,
please avoid slapping labels on people in real life.
Okay, so is our speaker...
...uneducated and considerate? Uneducated? Hardly. You don't pick up words like "appellation,"
"infallible" and "libertine" while playing in the sandbox.
Is he egotistical and thoughtless? When someone's egotistical they are preoccupied with their
ego... in other words, they couldn't give two hoots about anyone else.
Since our speaker is so concerned about struldbrugs and making sure they get the advantages and
recognition they deserve... we can rule this one out.
Is our speaker educated and impulsive? Well... yeah. We've already established he's educated,
so we know that much is true...
...and we know he's impulsive, because he admits to speaking "too extravagantly"...
so C is looking like a sure thing... Just to cover all our bases though, let's
check out D and E...
Is our speaker aristocratic and egotistical? We already ruled out egotistical, so... pass...
What about curious and slow to speak? Curious, maybe... but definitely not slow to speak.
This guy could give an auctioneer a run for his money.
So C it is.
Now remember not to put labels on people. It's such a pain to get that sticky stuff
off of clothing.