AP English Literature and Composition 1.8 Passage Drill 6
AP English Literature and Composition 1.8 Passage Drill 6. Which of the following images is not used to describe the speaker?
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A picture is worth a thousand words, but apparently this author had a limited art budget.
Also, pay attention to that NOT in the question. It tells us that 4 out of the 5 answers work,
and we're looking for the lone black sheep...
"His golden locks Time hath to silver turn'd?"
Don't be swayed by the "his"... this guy clearly likes to talk about himself in third person. Weirdo.
But yeah, the speaker is definitely describing himself -- his "golden locks" are now silver...
in other words, he ain't as young as he used to be...
"His helmet now shall make a hive for bees?"
Well, it's still HIS helmet... but this line is really describing something he's WEARING,
not the speaker himself.
So this one's a contender for the right answer...
What about, "A man-at-arms must now serve on his knees?"
Yep. The speaker is indeed the "man-at-arms" of whom he speaks.
"Serving on one's knees"... we're not sure how that would work, but we can foresee it
"And when he saddest sits in homely cell"...
...yeah, still him.
Finally, "He'll teach his swains a carol for this song."
He'd be the one doing the teaching, so... yep, also him.
The correct answer is B
As in "Beehive."