AP English Literature and Composition 1.9 Passage Drill 1
AP English Literature and Composition 1.9 Passage Drill 1. Which of the following is offered as a possible explanation for the struldbrugs' absence from court?
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So to answer this one, we really just have to fall back on our understanding of punctuation
and literary devices.
What's the author's reason for packing this passage chock full of dashes?
Does he think they're visually appealing? Is his "period" key broken? Did the "Dash
Mafia" get to him? Nah. Dashes don't imply censoring, abridgment,
or unknown information.
They are used for one thing and one thing only -- to indicate an abrupt halt or transition in speech.
Looking over our five answer choices, B is the only one that fits the bill.
The moral of this question? Don't cut people off mid-sentence...
...or the Dash Mafia will come for you...