AP English Literature and Composition 1.10 Passage Drill 7
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AP English Literature and Composition 1.10 Passage Drill 7. The use of a very short sentence in lines 83-85 is most likely intended to what?
|AP English Literature and Composition||Passage Drill|
Passage Drill 7
Voice and Tone
|Audience and Author's Purpose||Identifying effect of various authorial choices|
|English||Voice and Tone|
|Form and Structure||Identifying functions and effects of certain parts of the structure|
|Literary Comprehension||Complex Inferences in Fiction|
|Product Type||AP English Literature|
Let's take a gander...
"And Ralph always wound up these mental soliloquies by arriving at the conclusion, that there
was nothing like money."
All right, so... he loves cash. Got it.
What does that tell us? Does it tell us... that the author wanted
to conclude the passage abruptly?
We should just be able to tell without reading the line that this is a bogus answer.
When would an author ever write a short sentence purely because he's getting bored, or antsy,
or because his brownies are burning?
No way can this be the reason... Is the sentence short to prove that the passage is a soliloquy?
No, because, well... it isn't a soliloquy. If one of the Nickleby's was telling us all
this, maybe... but it's being narrated in third person.
So... there's no "solo" to make the... "iloquy." Is it to show the narrator's dislike of Ralph?
Or to demonstrate Ralph's dislike of his younger brother?
There's no mention or implication of "dislike" whatsoever here, so... we can scratch C and
D. Which leaves us with E -- to emphasize the
importance Ralph places on money.
Makes sense. It's short, sweet and to the point. Ralph... heart... money.