AP English Literature and Composition 1.9 Passage Drill 6
AP English Literature and Composition 1.9 Passage Drill 6. In line 4, "youth waneth by increasing" most nearly means what?
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Passage Drill 6
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word "waneth." Interesting.
As much as it may sound as if the speaker has a lisp...
... this was actually a word in olden times that basically meant "wanes." As in... diminishes or declines.
For example, "Our interest in carrying on a conversation with someone who uses the word
All right, so which of our answer choices makes sense, given this tidbit of knowledge?
"As more young people are sent into battle, more young people will die"...?
Not really anything here about going into battle... so we can count this one among the fallen.
"Personifications of Time and Age seek to kill young people before they grow old"...?
In line 1, there's talk about Time AGING people... but not killing them. Time must have a good lawyer.
"The longer a person lives, the less of his youth remains"...?
Right-e-o. Youth waneth... so... youth diminishes... by increasing... as a person gets older.
Option C is looking good, but let's see what D and E have to offer...
"The stress of having children causes young people to age"...?
Quite a jump here. No mention of children, so this one's bogus...
"Aging causes a person's physical body to shrink"...?
While your 4-foot-tall grandmother can certainly verify that this is true...
...it isn't what this line is saying.
So answer C is it.
Now get going. You've got an early tee time... and you need to start golfeth.