Indeed, it is very damp. Once more let me implore you to return. No? Then I must positively leave you. But I must first render you all the little attentions in my power." "The Amontillado!" ejaculated my friend, not yet recovered from his astonishment. a. The narrator knows he will abandon Fortunato in the vaults. b. The narrator is concerned about the dampness of the vaults. c. The narrator wants to convince Fortunato to leave the vaults. d. The narrator will make sure Fortunato is comfortable in the vaults.

QUESTION POSTED AT 23/09/2019 - 04:12 AM

Answered by answersmine AT 23/09/2019 - 04:12 AM

Answer:

a. The narrator knows he will abandon Fortunato in the vaults.

Explanation:

In Edgar Allan Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado," the narrator has decided to take revenge on Fortunato and has premeditated his crime. As a result, he tries to make his friend get more drunk in order to enclose him more easily in the vaults, where he will leave him.

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QUESTION POSTED AT 16/10/2019 - 11:19 PM

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ANSWERED AT 16/10/2019 - 11:17 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 16/10/2019 - 11:17 PM

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Answer: when a writer points to a problem caused by social customs without explicitly challenging those customs.

A social commentary is the use of rhetorical devices in order to comment on the problems of society. This is usually a critique, and it is intended to promote change or to appeal to people's sense of justice. However, when this commentary is done subconsciously, the writer points towards the problem but does not explicitly challenge the customs.


ANSWERED AT 16/10/2019 - 11:17 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 16/10/2019 - 11:17 PM

In 150-300 words, explain why Abraham Lincoln would need to use ethos for this speech? Of what was he trying to convince his listeners?

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ANSWERED AT 16/10/2019 - 11:14 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 16/10/2019 - 11:14 PM

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Addresses and refutes an opposing viewpoint.

ANSWERED AT 16/10/2019 - 11:13 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 16/10/2019 - 11:13 PM

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ANSWERED AT 16/10/2019 - 11:13 PM


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ANSWERED AT 16/10/2019 - 11:10 PM


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QUESTION POSTED AT 16/10/2019 - 11:02 PM

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The correct answer is C. Third-person omniscient

Explanation:

In literature, the point of view refers to the angle from which the events in a story are told. Most common points of view, which are also classified as types of narrators include first-person in which the events are told using pronouns such as "I" or "We", second-person in which the narrator involves the reader in the story by using "you"; third person point of view in which the narrator describes the events from an external point of view and uses "he" and "she" to refer to the actions of characters and third person omniscient called god-like narrator in which the narrator also tells the events from an external point of view but knows the feelings, thoughts, and emotions of all the characters and is able to provide details other narrators cannot.

In the case of the excerpt presented from "A Pair of Silk Stockings" by Kate Chopin the narrator describes the events from an external perspective as in the case of "Little Mrs. Sommers one day found herself the unexpected possessor of fifteen dollars" or the use of the pronoun "he" to describe the man at the end of the excerpt. Additionally, the narrator also knows the feelings and thoughts of the characters as in "It seemed to her a very large amount of money" or " It puzzled him to decipher what he saw there", which implies the type of narrator, in this case, is third-person omniscient as the  point of view is external but the narrator knows the thoughts and feelings of the characters, which are the main features of this type of narrator.

ANSWERED AT 16/10/2019 - 11:01 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 16/10/2019 - 11:01 PM

(1) The 20th annual Hilton High School Bake Sale will be held this Saturday at the school auditorium. (2) All of your favorite cakes, cookies, and other sweet snacks will be sold. (3) The soccer team even made brownies. (4) Doors open at 10 a.m. and close at 5 p.m., so make plans to attend today! Which sentence in the script for a radio advertisement is extraneous information? sentence 4 sentence 2 sentence 3 sentence 1

Answer: C) Sentence 3.

Explanation: extraneous information is a statement that is irrelevant or unrelated to the subject being dealt with. In the given script for a radio advertisement, we can see the description of an event, in the first sentence, the speaker gives the name of the event "The 20th annual Hilton High School Bake Sale," and the day and the place where it will take place "will be held this Saturday at the school auditorium." In the second sentence, we can see the information about what will be sold at the sale, and in the fourth sentence we can see the information about the time of opening and closing. The sentence that has extraneous information is sentence 3.

ANSWERED AT 16/10/2019 - 10:51 PM


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ANSWERED AT 16/10/2019 - 10:48 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 16/10/2019 - 10:48 PM

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Choice A has an incorrect comma after brown. It should be absent to sound correct. To hear the difference in your head think "brown paper bag" versus "brown....paper bag".


Choice B lacks a comma after sunscreen.


Choice C correctly places commas when saying "not Karmen". This seems to be the correct answer.


Choice D is incorrect, it fail to put a comma after "a star on the swim team".


Choice C is the correct choice.

ANSWERED AT 16/10/2019 - 10:41 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 16/10/2019 - 10:41 PM

Which statement best states a theme of Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper"? A. Even when a husband and wife disagree, both can be happy. B. The love of ones family conquers all obstacles. C. Despite disagreeing with her husband, the narrator remains a good wife and does what her husband asks. D. A person who is not allowed to be creative can become distressed.

D. A person who is not allowed to be creative can become distressed.

A theme is the author's main idea or message. In the story, the woman is treated for a common "condition" seen in women during this time period. Many women were told to get plenty of rest, food, and fresh air. The story shows how the woman descends into madness since she is bored, unchallenged, and stifled by the country living. The other options are simply incorrect.

ANSWERED AT 16/10/2019 - 10:39 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 16/10/2019 - 10:39 PM

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C is the passage that most directly expresses the author's claim.

ANSWERED AT 16/10/2019 - 10:32 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 16/10/2019 - 10:32 PM

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the answer is an allegory


ANSWERED AT 16/10/2019 - 10:32 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 16/10/2019 - 10:32 PM

Complete the following sentence. A _____ may be added to a main verb to make a verb phrase. a. mental action verb b. linking verb c.visible action verb d.helping verb

Answer: A (D.) helping verb may be added to a main verb to make a verb phrase.

Explanation: Helping verbs accompany main verbs in order to add a particular meaning to a sentence. Furthermore, two types of helping verbs are auxiliary verbs and modal verbs. Some of the most common helping verbs are "be" and "have", which are used to form the progressive tenses and the perfect tenses. In that way, in the sentence "John is singing", "is" is the helping verb, while "singing" is the main verb.  

ANSWERED AT 16/10/2019 - 10:29 PM


QUESTION POSTED AT 16/10/2019 - 10:29 PM