AP English Literature and Composition 1.2 Passage Drill 3
AP English Literature and Composition 1.2 Passage Drill 3. The tone of this passage is best characterized as what?
|AP English Literature and Composition||Passage Drill|
Passage Drill 3
Voice and Tone
|English||Voice and Tone|
|English I EOC Assessment||Dramatic Conventions|
Non-linear Plot Development
Point of View
|Literary Comprehension||Complex Inferences in Fiction|
|Literary Fiction||Narration and Tone|
|Product Type||AP English Literature|
...we have to read and understand the passage as a whole.
Great. This is really going to cut into our Candy Crush time.
Okay, so let's take a look at our five choices and see which one makes the most sense...
The self-loathing part isn't a huge stretch... but we don't see this guy running down Main
Street swinging an American flag back and forth. Which will rule out E as well...
There must be a better option... Cynical resignation? Well... the first part
is definitely true... this guy's a major cynic. But what's the resignation part? Did he give
his two weeks at Wendy's?
In this case, "resignation" doesn't mean quitting one's job as much as just... well, giving
up in general.
And Amory has certainly given up hope that things will get any better, so... B is looking
pretty good here... Questioning analysis? Eh, could be... but
we feel a little more overwhelmed by the negativity reading this passage than we do by Amory's...
Steadfast determination? About the only thing Amory is determined to be is... cranky. So
we'll have to scratch D as well. Looks like the best choice is B -- cynical
Amory's personal motto -- if at first you don't succeed... take a nap.