AP English Literature and Composition 1.6 Passage Drill 3
AP English Literature and Composition 1.6 Passage Drill 3. To what is war being compared in line 2?
|AP English Literature and Composition||Imagery and Figurative Language|
Passage Drill 3
|Diction and Syntax||Interpreting significance or effect of word choices|
|English||Imagery and Figurative Language|
|Imagery and Figurative Language||Identifying uses of figurative language|
|Product Type||AP English Literature|
We already know that war is good for absolutely nothing... thanks, Edwin Starr...
...but what is it being compared to here?
Let's familiarize ourselves with line 2:
"...war rolled swiftly up the beach and washed the sands where Princeton played..."
Which is why you should never go to the beach at high tide. You never know when you're going
to wind up with a bucketful of war in your swim trunks.
Well... what would "roll swiftly up the beach" and "wash the sand?"
Water, right? Well... some combination of water, plastic bottles and aluminum cans, anyway...
Which leaves us with A -- "the ocean" and E -- "the lake."
The lake would make sense... but we're given the location of Princeton, New Jersey...
and we know there's a New Jersey shore.
In that case, the ocean is a much safer bet. So A is the best choice.
Snooki says so.