AP English Literature and Composition 1.6 Passage Drill 2

AP English Literature and Composition 1.6 Passage Drill 2. The primary purpose of lines 6 through 12 is to what?

AP English Literature and CompositionAudience and Purpose
Passage Drill
Passage Drill 2
Audience and Author's PurposeIdentifying author's rhetorical purpose
EnglishAudience and Purpose
Form and StructureIdentifying functions and effects of certain parts of the structure
LanguageEnglish Language
Product TypeAP English Literature
Reading AssessmentPurpose

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to sequester a man's self, for a higher conversation: such as is found to have been falsely and

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feignedly in some of the heathen; as Epimenides the Candian, Numa the Roman, Empedocles the

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Sicilian, and Apollonius of Tyana; and truly and really, in divers of the ancient hermits

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and holy fathers of the church." Okay, so... what's the gist?

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Bacon is talking about solitude here... and he's saying that solitude for solitude's sake

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is... kinda stupid.

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He says it more eloquently than that, of course, but... gists aren't always pretty.

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On the other hand... if you pass on hanging out with friends because you want to get some

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"me" time and really do some serious thinking about major life stuff... well, then it's

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perfectly acceptable. Now... which of our answer choices fits with

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that concept?

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Boom... we hit it right out of the gate.

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Option A is "qualify the instances in which solitude is preferable to friendship."

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Yeah, that's uh... what we just said.

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We don't even need to waste our time looking over the other answers -- A's the one we're looking for.

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