AP English Literature and Composition 1.10 Passage Drill 2
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AP English Literature and Composition 1.10 Passage Drill 2. All of the following literary devices are used in this passage except what?
|AP English Literature and Composition||Imagery and Figurative Language|
Passage Drill 2
|English||Imagery and Figurative Language|
|Literary||Poetic Structure, Prosody, Graphic Elementss|
|Product Type||AP English Literature|
|Reading Literature||Analyze how an author draws on and transforms source material|
|Vocabulary||Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings|
them all down to find out which one is missing.
And we don't even have access to a team of bloodhounds.
Let's take them one by one and see what we get...
Are there any allusions here? Allusions, in the literary sense, are references to something
outside the realm of the story at hand...
...and we certainly get that in lines 7 through 8. Check.
What about metaphor? Oh yeah -- gobs. Any time Bacon defends the value of friendship
by comparing it to something else...
...like when he talks about diseases of the body and compares them to weaknesses of the soul...
...he is employing metaphor. So B is accounted for.
Parallelism? Yeah, we got your parallelism... right here...
Especially in the first paragraph, when Bacon says that the first clause of a given maxim
is true, but the second clause is not.
And alliteration is the repeating of initial letter sounds at the start of words...
...and we have that in droves. So it must be E, right? Euphemism?
Indeed. Euphemism is the use of certain, gentler terms in place of something else.
Like if when he said "savage beast," he wasn't referring to actual beasts of the wild, but
instead something... slightly more risqué. But he isn't, so... it's not.
Answer E is the odd man out.