AP English Literature and Composition 1.6 Passage Drill 2
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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 Composition||Audience and Purpose|
Passage Drill 2
|Audience and Author's Purpose||Identifying author's rhetorical purpose|
|English||Audience and Purpose|
|Form and Structure||Identifying functions and effects of certain parts of the structure|
|Product Type||AP English Literature|
to sequester a man's self, for a higher conversation: such as is found to have been falsely and
feignedly in some of the heathen; as Epimenides the Candian, Numa the Roman, Empedocles the
Sicilian, and Apollonius of Tyana; and truly and really, in divers of the ancient hermits
and holy fathers of the church." Okay, so... what's the gist?
Bacon is talking about solitude here... and he's saying that solitude for solitude's sake
is... kinda stupid.
He says it more eloquently than that, of course, but... gists aren't always pretty.
On the other hand... if you pass on hanging out with friends because you want to get some
"me" time and really do some serious thinking about major life stuff... well, then it's
perfectly acceptable. Now... which of our answer choices fits with
Boom... we hit it right out of the gate.
Option A is "qualify the instances in which solitude is preferable to friendship."
Yeah, that's uh... what we just said.
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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