AP English Literature: Card Game Metaphors

The metaphor of a card game that the author uses in lines 7-8 serves primarily to

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Lady Fortune is what it'll play Muir attachment who in

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turn taking everything reason Thus to people who cannot afford

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to play cards for money sometimes sit down to a

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quite game for live to card players sitting in a

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tree OK well you backed us So let's think about

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this one Well unless there's some shady business going down

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The whole thing about playing cars is that well it's

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a gamble There's no guarantee of winning to compare a

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marriage to playing cards Then even if it's not for

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money suggest well there's a certain amount of risk involved

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as it turns out for the nickel bees while the

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marriage might not bring a considerable amount of happiness so

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the answer here is C It's to emphasize the riskiness

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involved in matters of live Like When you bet your

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heart you better know your bet What Loser Bowl Because

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they marry for love is opposed a fortune or a

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title The nickel bees are the opposite of reckless Get

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rid of a In fact they're quite adorable way love

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people like that sort of card metaphor here emphasizes the

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risky nature of love not the element of trickery that

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cards can sometimes take where to be And it's figurative

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meaning the couple doesn't necessarily enjoy playing cars Get rid

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of the So Mr Nickleby eventually becomes wealthy The writer

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implies in these lines that he's sitting down to a

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quiet game for love not money So get rid of

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the right answer here It's risk and love is in 00:01:38.1 --> [endTime] C